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.
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.
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)