Strings aims for students to have broadened cultural horizons, increased self-confidence and positive self-esteem, and improved communication abilities

Strings School Days is a unique music and arts education program provided by Strings Music Festival at no cost to schools, students, or teachers. Annually, the program serves over 3,000 K-12 students in 14 schools throughout the Yampa Valley. 

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Strings presents band and choir residencies and offsite assemblies, professional partnership programs

Strings School Days

Middle & high school programs

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

  • Strings provides music and arts 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.

Band and Choir Residencies

Middle and High School Band students work intimately with professional, touring musicians. These musicians mentor middle and high school band students through multiple in-school workshops and video lessons. The program concludes with student musicians playing alongside professional musicians in a community concert on the Strings stage. Strings Music Festival provides and coordinates these visits free of charge to our schools.

Past artist mentors include Josh Rzepka Quartet, Shana Tucker, Mama Magnolia, Jarabe Mexicano, Moxie Strings, Project Trio, Trout Steak Revival, Beauty Slap, Soul Message Band, The Railsplitters.

Songwriting Residencies

Middle or High School students are coached by professional musicians and songwriters over the course of 4-8 weeks. Through in-person workshops and video meetings, student create original songs inspired by their studies, writing unique lyrics and chord progressions. At the conclusion of the program students participate in a professional recording session at the Strings Pavilion. 

Past artist mentors include Cory Cullinan, Chad Hollister, Zach Jackson, Steve Foltz

6-12 Field Trips
Middle and High School students are invited to the pavilion to watch professional, touring performances that inspire and connect to their studies. 

Past performances include Theatre Heroes’ “Call of the Wild,” The National Players’ “The Crucible” and Mandy Harvey (America’s Got Talent finalist)

If you are a music teacher interested in becoming an Education Partner with Strings Music Festival, email [email protected]. We look forward to making music with you!