The Moab Strings Program: bringing music to the children of Grand County. This year-long program for students third grade and up happens at HMK Elementary, Moab Charter School, and Grand County Middle School.The Moab Strings Program (MSP) is currently in its fifth year of programming. The MSP is structured differently from BEACON clubs, functioning as a year-long commitment and offered in partnership with the Moab Music Festival. Consistent attendance and commitment is required in the weekly one and a half hour classes. The MSP is under the administration of the BEACON Afterschool Program with artistic and additional financial support from the Moab Music Festival. All of us at the BEACON Afterschool Program and the Moab Music Festival hope you will consider this unique opportunity for your child to participate in learning to play a string instrument and making music together with wonderful, new friends!
2017-18: Class times for the Program are: BEACON Moab Strings Orchestra- Monday, 3:30-5:00 at GCMS Beginning Class (for both HMK & MCS students)- Tuesday, 3:15-5:00 at HMK Intermediate Strings Class- Tuesday, 3:15-5:00 at HMK Intermediate Strings Class- Wednesday, 3:15-5:00 at HMK Intermediate Strings Ensemble- Wednesday, 3:30-5:00 at GCMS
The Moab Music Festival™ presents its 2nd annual Winterlude, a week of education and community outreach events and public concerts in partnership with the University of Utah School of Music. Artists include internationally acclaimed violinists, Hasse Borup and Kasia Sokol-Borup, Festival founders, Michael Barrett and Leslie Tomkins, and the Michie Graduate String Quartet. Guest artists will lead four days of workshops for over 60 BEACON Moab String and Grand County String students, provide ongoing teacher training for Moab's music educators, perform a pop-up concert at Dead Horse Point State Park, appear on KZMU Community Radio, and conclude with a concert at Star Hall on Friday, February 10. All events are FREE with a recommended donation of $10 for the Friday evening concert, all proceeds of which benefit the MMF's Education & Community Outreach Program.