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ANNIE MOSES Foundation arts programs

Discover. Develop. Debut.

Great young artists for God's glory.


ANNIE MOSES Foundation arts programs

Discover. Develop. Debut.

Great young artists for God's glory.

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July 8-19, 2018


early bird discount! get 10% off tuition until feb. 1.

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Annie Moses Summer Music Festival is a faith-based musical event designed to transform you into a consummate professional, able to command a stage and execute your craft with excellence.  This isn't your typical summer music program — the Festival takes the best of popular music and fuses it with challenging technical training and Broadway-level stagecraft for concert experiences like no other.

We unlock the practice room and put players on the stage after days of intensive training (more if you opt in for the hard-core "Woodshed" Technique Intensive).  You will hone your craft alongside other passionate players and interact with the some of the finest teachers in music. 

Our directors tailor-write and arrange genre-specific shows ON nashville STAGES THAT FEATURE YOU AND YOUR FELLOW STUDENTS.  

Classical technique, improvisation, and professional stage presence are just a few of the abilities you will develop through the Festival.  Whether your interest is musical theater, big band, or bluegrass, the Annie Moses Summer Music Festival is where your artistic aspirations can become reality.  


Our Vision

Join the Annie Moses Band for AN UNFORGETTABLE summer

Our Vision

Join the Annie Moses Band for AN UNFORGETTABLE summer


When we began investing in young performers over ten years ago, we never dreamed that Annie Moses Foundation would grow to be the extraordinary ministry it is today. Being a musical family we found that many families wanted to emulate what we had done as the Annie Moses Band. Annie Moses Foundation was our answer - an artistic ministry that would give young musicians life-changing experiences of real-world excellence. 

Too many musicians stagnate inside practice rooms, handicapped by low standards and bad information. Performance opportunities are rare, especially in professional venues. The Annie Moses Summer Music Festival exists to change that. We know first-hand how powerful it can be to perform with excellence alongside people you love. That's the experience we want to share with you.

The arts are transformational to society. The stages of the world open up to individuals marked by excellence. Our vision is to see those stages occupied by extraordinary artists driven by a love for the good, the true, and the beautiful - a love for God. We were created to create, and the Annie Moses Foundation programs are an opportunity for us to fulfill our purpose - together. 

- Annie Dupre

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Is the Annie Moses Summer Music Festival For Me?

Is the Annie Moses Summer Music Festival For Me?

the annie moses Summer music festival IS FOR STUDENTS WHO:

  1. Will work hard to bring their skill to the next level. 
  2. Want to make great music & art to engage the world.
  3. Need to catapult their creative momentum into the next school year. 
  4. Dream of performing fun music with professional musicians on a legendary stage. 
  5. Desire a welcoming community of like-minded artists.
  6. To deepen their understanding of themselves as artists and how their art can shape lives

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are you looking for in the audition process?
A: Our vision is to forge great artists by getting them on a stage with music tailored to their strengths so they can experience the real-world pressures and joys of performance. The Festival is also about community - we are not interested in the next American Idol, but in nurturing a broad array of genres, instruments, and artistic personalities that are united by a love of music and a love of God.

That's why the Annie Moses Summer Music Festival is for both beginning and advanced players, for promising young talent and college-age aspirants. We are looking for hard workers who love collaboration and project a good spirit, who take their art seriously and desire to deepen it for the benefit of those around them. 

Q: Why is the Festival so short? I’m used to Summer Festivals that are 8 or more weeks long.
A: The Annie Moses Summer Music Festival is different from other summer festivals - it’s not a place to hang out all summer, it’s an intensive… if we all spent 8 or 9 weeks working as hard as we do for the 11 days of the Festival, we’d all end up in the hospital! So come ready to work harder than you ever have (in a musical sense), and gain a more amazing reward after 10 short days than you ever thought possible.

Q: I’ve just begun my musical studies, can I still come?  
A: The Annie Moses Music Festival is open to all skill levels, provided you have a working knowledge of your instrument (at least 1 year of study if not more.) If you are a student who needs in-depth technical training, we recommend our Woodshed Intensives which are designed to bolster skill level and jump-start your artistry.

Q: Is the Annie Moses Summer Music Festival only for instrumentalists?
A: The Festival features a wide range of disciplines including voice, dance, drama, piano, guitar, violin, viola, cello, harp and percussion. 

Q: How much does it cost?
A: Tuition for the Annie Moses Summer Music Festival (8-22 yrs old) is $1399. 

The Summer Woodshed Intensive is $500 per person.

Room and Board are not included. 

Q: Do you have payment plans?
A: Yes, we do.  The earlier you register, the lower your monthly payments will be.  At the time you complete your registration, you can set up monthly payments.  The payment plan is subject to a 5% fee, to handle credit card processing.  Remember, we’re a non-profit - we can’t keep tuition this low and absorb credit card fees.

Q. Is the Annie Moses Summer Music Festival a family friendly environment?
The Annie Moses Summer Music Festival is a Christian program that values artistic excellence and personal integrity. One of the passions of Annie Moses Foundation is equipping families to perform together. The arts are a powerful medium in our culture, and we aspire to raise up a generation of skilled artists that communicate positive messages. 

Q: Where can I get more info?
A: Visit our "The Festival Program" page for all the details including a schedule of courses, faculty listings, logistical details, and more.