2022 More Music @ the Moore Auditions
Auditions are now open for STG’s 21st Annual More Music @ The Moore! Seattle Theatre Group (Paramount, Moore, Neptune) will be selecting the region’s most talented emerging artists, ages 14-21, for a performance at the Moore Theatre. MM@M is seeking a great variety of style and genre including world, cultural, popular, classical and contemporary music. Bands, Ensembles, and soloists- all are encouraged to audition. Once selected, in person rehearsals are required, so being within 30 miles of downtown Seattle is advised.
Artists will receive:
Mentorship from music industry leaders
Opportunities for collaboration
Professional performance experience in a renowned venue with experienced crew
Highlights on STG’s social and newsletter platforms reaching 60,000+ people
Professional photo and video
Meals provided at rehearsals and performances
Possible future performance opportunities
How to Sign up
- The First round of auditions is via video submission. Please submit a 3 minute live video. See FAQs and sign up link for complete details.
- Callbacks will take place in-person on January 19th in Seattle. A time will be assigned 4-9pm.
- All genres & styles of music are wanted. Bands and ensembles encouraged to sign up as well as solo artists.
- The Deadline to sign-up is December 17, 2021!
Zoom Q&A Sessions
Come on by one of our Zoom Q&A/ Tips Sessions!
November 2, 2021 6:00-7:00pm or December 7, 2021 12:00-1:00pm.
The producer of the show and an alum will be there talk!
Sign-up at https://www.tfaforms.com/4934761
**Health and Safety Requirements:
STG requires proof of vaccination for participation. People with a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that prevents vaccination, may participate without proof of vaccination. Individuals who meet those criteria must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of each rehearsal, performance, or related gathering. Additionally, masking is required. STG employees, mentors, and crew will be required to wear masks, except while actively eating or drinking.
For STG’s full health and safety information visit: https://www.stgpresents.org/about/reopening
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
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.
2021 More Music Songwriters Sessions
Illustration by Becca Fuhrman
STG’s More Music Songwriters Sessions connected 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 in July 2021 allowed 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. This program was offered for FREE in honor of More Music @ The Moore’s 20th Anniversary.
Guest Artists Included:
Max Levin: an up and coming artist & producer working professionally in L.A.
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).
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.
Valerie June: Acclaimed Tennessee-bred singer-songwriter, who just released her 3rd full-length album, The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers.