MMF awards funds to local music educators to assist with projects
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Moab Music Festival board members and staff pose with local music educators who received the festival's Education Initiative Awards for the 2016-2017 school year. The awards were handed out during a gathering on Jan. 23 and the festival's office.
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Moab Music Festival board members and staff pose with local music educators who received the festival's Education Initiative Awards for the 2016-2017 school year. The awards were handed out during a gathering on Jan. 23 and the festival's office. Courtesy photo
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The Moab Music Festival recently presented funding awards to local Moab music educators. Funds from the Festival’s Education Initiative Awards (EIA) are allocated based on applications local music educators submit to the festival each fall, MMF officials said in a news release.

EIA funding assists teachers with music classroom projects. The awards for the 2016-17 school year were presented Jan. 23 and include a variety of projects, such as funding for new music curriculum for Helen M. Knight Elementary School, xylophones for the Moab Charter School, music stands and performance chairs for the Grand County middle and high school strings program, a new xylophone stand for the Grand County Middle School band, outdoor performance equipment such as stand lights and clips for the Grand County High School band and general operating funds and teacher training assistance for the BEACON Afterschool Strings program.

During the Jan. 23 reception, MMF staff and board members and the award recipients discussed current challenges facing the music education system, on both a national and local scale, MMF officials said, and educators said funding for staff and resource support is a constant struggle.

The Moab Music Festival awards EIA funds as part of the festival’s mission to support local music education in Grand County.




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