Middle and High School

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Strings presents additional programs that aim to culturally enrich the music experiences of students, children, and adults in Northwestern Colorado and encourage young people to study, engage with, or participate in music.

Past Artists: Ivy Street Ensemble, Todo Mundo, Wyoming Symphony Brass Quintet

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Strings presents Mozart Masters and Piazzolla Pioneers professional partnership programs

About Strings School Days
Mozart Masters
Piazzolla Pioneers

Strings School Days

Middle & high school programs

WHY:
At Strings, we believe that music can enhance the life of every person, at every age to make the world a better place.

  • Strings provides musical access and opportunities to students in the Yampa Valley.
  • No other organization in the area can provide the programming Strings offers.
  • Kids who appreciate music have a broader world view and are more well-rounded overall.
  • Well-rounded students become well-rounded adults.
  • Well-rounded adults are thoughtful contributors to society and make the world a better place.

WHAT:
Strings School Days is a unique music education program provided by Strings Music Festival at no cost to schools, students, or teachers. Annually, the program serves nearly 3,000 K-12 students in 12 schools throughout the Yampa Valley. The program provides an opportunity for local students to watch, rehearse with, and perform alongside professional musicians. Through this program, Strings aims for students to appreciate diverse cultures, develop a broad worldview, and move forward with confidence as arts supporters in their secondary and post-secondary lives.​

HOW:
Middle and High School Students expand their repertoire and work intimately with professional, touring musicians. This experience enhances the traditional band class and provides a first-hand demonstration of what it means to work as a musician.

Professional touring musicians mentor middle and high school band students through in-school workshops and video lessons. Strings Music Festival provides and coordinates these visits. The program concludes with student musicians playing alongside professional musicians in a community concert and peer field trip.

Past artist mentors include Trout Steak Revival, Beauty Slap, Soul Message Band, The Railsplitters.

Outlying Schools

Strings School Days serves students in schools located more than 25 miles from Steamboat with an in-school concert performed by professional artists. Students receive a pre-show study guide to deepen understanding and assist teachers in incorporating performances into curriculum. This program currently serves Soroco Middle and High Schools, North Routt Community Charter School, and Hayden Secondary School.

Past performances include Mad River Theater Works, The National Players, and Mandy Harvey (America’s Got Talent finalist)

Mozart Masters

WHAT: Professional Artist Residency with Middle and High School Bands

WHEN: late October/early November and March

ARTIST/STUDENT MENTORSHIP ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

  • 3 in-school workshops with professional musicians
  • Learn special music arrangements by ear or chord charts
  • Monthly video communication between professional musicians and band students
  • 1 field trip with the band, for student peers, at the Pavilion
  • 1 community concert with the band at the Pavilion
  • Mentoring relationships with professional artists

Piazzolla Pioneers

WHO: Elementary, Middle, and High Schools over 25 miles from Steamboat Springs

WHEN: Fall, Winter, and Spring

WHAT:

  • Study guide preparation pre-show for students and teachers
  • Matinee performance on-site in the school’s auditorium

2017-2018 ARTISTS: Mad River Theater Works, Jarabe Mexicano, The National Players

If you are a music teacher interested in becoming an Education Partner with Strings Music Festival, email katie@stringsmusicfestival.com. We look forward to making music with you!

Past Artists: Ivy Street Ensemble, Todo Mundo, Wyoming Symphony Brass Quintet

The name for this program is inspired by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the popular Russian composer. Tchaikovsky’s work introduces many people to classical music through his picturesque, sweeping melodies in works like The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty.

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