Students Training in Artistic Reach.

  1. Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra’s “Marrowstone-in-the-City” Summer Music Camp is designed to provide musical instruction and orchestral training for musicians in the Seattle area between the ages of 7 and 14.

    SYSO students performing in the Museum of Pop Culture’s renowned Sky Church on July 26, 2014.

    Photo by Nat Seymour.

  2. Based in West Richland, WA, the Bram Bratá Steel Drum Band promotes world music in the mid-Columbia region through education and music performance. The name Bram Bratá is derived from two Trinidadian slang words meaning “an unexpected party,” a fitting name for the challenging and varied repertoire of Caribbean, Soca, jazz, popular, and even classical music. Spontaneous dancing is not uncommon!

    Bram Bratá Steel Drum Band performs as part of MoPOP’s STAR program at Sky Church on July 18, 2014.

    Photo by Brady Harvey.

  3. Hailing from Ogden, Utah, the Ben Lomond High School Choir, Orchestra, Jazz Band, and Concert Band regularly travel to the West Coast to perform and learn from professional musicians.

    Members of the Ben Lomond Bagpipe Corp performing in MoPOP’s Sky Church on March 28, 2014.

    Photo by Allyce Andrew.

Open to ensembles of all musical genres based in schools or the wider community, MoPOP’s STAR (Students Training in Artistic Reach) program supports youth music ensembles by conveying the artistic skills necessary to perform in a professional capacity.

Students identify learning goals, receive two hours of dedicated coaching from professional artists experienced in working with youth, and get valuable public performance opportunities on stage in MoPOP's Sky Church.


    • $350 for two hours of coaching and performance (includes $100 admin fee) plus museum admission fees (admission fees are based on group type)
    • This program is offered free of charge to Free or Reduced Price


Note: February through May is STAR’s busiest time of the year. We usually have a full roster by January. Please plan accordingly and contact us as early as possible.


For questions about the STAR program, please contact or call 206-262-3239.

Thanks to our education and outreach program sponsors:

Major support for MoPOP's STAR program provided by:

This program is additionally supported by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission (“ArtsWA”) and the National Endowment for the Arts.