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More Music @ The Moore 20th anniversary. Illustration by Becca Fuhrman

Illustration by Becca Fuhrman

July 2021 More Music Songwriters Sessions

Every Wednesday in July 2021
12:00-1:00pm PST

Ages 15-25 All levels of Songwriting experience welcomed

STG’s More Music Songwriters Sessions connects aspiring songwriters ages 15-25 with professional songwriters and music industry creatives of various genres to share their experience, process, and insight into the music industry. These hour-long online conversations will allow participants at all levels of songwriting to ask questions, get new perspectives and approaches to the craft of songwriting and build their peer songwriting community. In honor of More Music @ The Moore’s 20th Anniversary, this program will be offered for FREE every Wednesday in July!

Guest Artist Schedule:

July 7 - ParisAlexa and Max Levin: 2 up and coming artists working professionally in L.A. share their songwriting process and how they’ve broken into the business.

July 14 - Eva Walker: Guitar player and singer in The Black Tones. Eva has played The Paramount stage opening for Death Cab for Cutie and nearly every festival in the area. She’s a music teacher, host of Audioasis on KEXP (the locals show).

July 21 - Hollis Wong-Wear: songwriter, musician, speaker, creative generator and community advocate who lives between Los Angeles and Seattle, WA. She is the lead vocalist of the electronic R&B trio The Flavr Blue, and was GRAMMY nominated in 2014 for her work with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

July 28 - Valerie June: Acclaimed Tennessee-bred singer-songwriter, who just released her 3rd full-length album, The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers, will join Songwriters Sessions for an exclusive conversation about her writing process.

20th Anniversary of More Music @ The Moore

STG is proud to celebrate the 20th anniversary of our signature music program, More Music @ The Moore. Thank you to all that joined us for the virtual celebration. The featured piece can still be seen at the YouTube link above. This celebration highlighting the impact this inspiring program has made for over two decades. Special thanks to our Education & Community Engagement partner Starbucks for their continued support.

Produced by STG's Education & Community Engagement department and videographer Kyle Seago, the virtual celebration features performance highlights and interviews with past More Music @ The Moore music directors Sheila E., Robert Glasper, Meshell Ndegeocello, Michael Shrieve, Matt Chamberlain, and Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), plus past participants ParisAlexa, Ten Man Brass Band, Romaro Franceswa, and so many more. Hear their stories and watch highlights of their collaborative performances on the historic Moore Theatre stage.

Curriculum: Tap here to download / open the More Music @ The Moore Study Guide (pdf).

Featured Artists

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More Music @ the Moore 2022

Friday, March 25, 2022

The 21th anniversary of More Music @ The Moore features exceptional young musicians mixing up diverse music styles in collaboration with a nationally recognized Music Director, showcasing the future of Seattle music. This dynamic performance celebrates the rich talent of youth in our community and provides musicians, regardless of what style they play, the opportunity to make music together. Music Director, Mentors & Artists TBD. Produced by STG's ECE Dept., Sarah Strasbaugh Lead Producer.

Adult - $15 advance, $17 day of show
Student - $10 advance, $12 day of show

Tickets on sale July 18, 2021

What is More Music @ The Moore?

For 20 years, More Music @ The Moore has featured exceptional young musicians mixing up diverse music styles with the opportunity to learn through group collaborations, mentorships from music industry professionals, as well as opportunities for production and promotional support. The program culminates with a live performance by the artists, joined by a renowned Music Director.

More Music @ The Moore 2002- 2020:
35,000 Audience Members
600 Young Musician Participants
260+ Songs
115 Mentors
55+ Genres/cultural styles
8 Music Directors

Genres have included:
A Cappella, Acoustic Pop, Ambient, Americana, Bluegrass, Brass Band, Celtic Folk , Chinese Erhu, Classical, Contemporary Classic, Country, Electronic, Electronic Dance Music (EDM), Filipino Gospel, Folk, Folk Harp, Funk, Gospel, Grunge, Hard Rock, Hip Hop, Indian Classical, Indie, Industrial, Jamaican Reggae, Japanese Classical, Japanese Taiko, Jazz, Klezmer, Latin Chant, Mariachi, Metal, Musical Theatre, Neo-Soul, New Age, Opera, Percussion, Pop, Progressive Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Roots, Russian Gypsy, Samoan, Scottish Fiddle, Singer-Songwriter, Ska, Soul, Spoken Word, Steel Pan, Techno, Theatrical percussion, Tibetan Opera, Tongan, Vietnamese Pop, Zimbabwean Marimba

As part of Moore Music @ The Moore, young artists have collaborated and performed with:
The Roots, Robert Glasper, Sheila E., Elvis Costello, Melissa Etheridge, Mike McCready, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Meshell Ndegeocello, Michael Shrieve, Alan White, Maya Rudolph (Princess), and more!

Previous music industry mentors include:
Dr. Carlene Brown, Michael Shrieve, Ernestine Anderson, Bernadette Bascom, Jovino Santos Neto, Alan White, Dave Dederer, Ryan "Nails" Leyva, Derrick Hodge, Ricardo Frazer, Wael “L” Abou-Zaki, Jill Wangsgard, Andrew Joslyn, SassyBlack, Faustine Hudson, Shaina Shepherd, Chong the Nomad, Megan Tweed, Sean Majors, Meli Darby, Kevin Sur, Adra Boo, Jonathan Plum, Jason Clackley, Stephanie Anne Johnson, Dan Droz, Shaina Foley, Sendai Mike and more! (previous music directors are listed below)

Past participants include:
Macklemore, ParisAlexa, Otieno Terry, Austin Jenckes, Emily Randolph of NBC’s "The Voice," international Opera star J'Nai Bridges, Benicio Bryant of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” members of Thunderpussy, members of Industrial Revelation, members of Blake Lewis' band, members of Visqueen, and numerous other touring artists, music teachers, and music professionals.

Alumni + Past Performances

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We look forward to offering this program again in the future! Please consider making a contribution towards supporting STG in continuing important current digital programs now and in the future!

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