Directed by its Mission, the Moab Music Festival provides “cultural enrichment and education” in the local community. Since 1992, these efforts have produced a variety of programs for both children and adults, helping them learn more about music and explore their own musical talents and interests.
Every child enrolled in the Grand County School District enjoys an assembly during the fall Festival, in which two of the Festival's programs are presented in an accessible format to students and supported by materials provided to the teachers.
The Festival presented an abbreviated winter season in March of 2016, in partnership with the University of Utah's School of Music and the BEACON Moab Strings Program. This collaboration involved:
- Daily string workshops lead by professional musicians for 50 BEACON Moab Strings Students.
- Community concerts at Gallery Moab and on KZMU Community Radio.
- Winterlude Concert at Star Hall
Education Initiative Awards
Each year, the Festival solicits project proposals from all Grand County School District music educators in an effort to support music education in the classroom. 2016 Education Initiative Award recipients and projects include:
- Grand County High School Band - music stands, racks, and musician posture chairs
- Grand County Middle School Band - new and repaired instruments for instrument lending-library
- Grand County Middle School Strings - music scores and composition software
- Moab Charter School - classroom set of keyboard music stands and headphones
- Helen M. Knight Elementary - classroom set of tenor recorders
- BEACON Moab Strings - general operating support
Education and Community Outreach programs are supported in-part by My Good Fund, the S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation, WESTAF, the George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America, the Moab Arts Council, the Moab Area Travel Council, Daynes Music, the sale of Festival program book ads, and Moab Music Festival benefit events.