When we began touring as the Annie Moses Band over fifteen years ago, we wanted to make great music that expressed our love for God and our love for each other. But as we toured, our vision grew.
We came to recognize that the world of arts and entertainment is both tremendously powerful and deeply troubling. Today destructive images and messages pollute the hearts and minds of our families on innumerable technological platforms.
Each year massive corporations release yet another wave of albums, films, and television programs that glamorize darkness and preach decadence.
At the same time, arts education has become politicized and anemic. College programs leave hundreds of aspiring performers with modest skill, mountains of debt and no visible pathway to a career. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Imagine a world where moral integrity and artistic excellence filled the stages of Broadway and the screens of Hollywood, a world where every genre of music flourished through outstanding local talent rooted in a love of God and a love of family.
This is the world Annie Moses Foundation is making a reality. The mission of Annie Moses Foundation is to populate the world of music, theatre, and film with extraordinary artistry and moral integrity.
We propagate this vision in two ways: - first, by developing and supporting exceptional creative projects that promote a Christian vision of life and the human family.- second, through a series of faith-based educational programs designed to lead young performers from unskilled study to professional life. Too often our efforts in the arts follow the glamour of celebrity.
But the true opportunity lies in our children and local communities, raising up a new generation of skilled artists who are committed to truth, beauty and goodness.
Our purpose is to nurture a spiritual awakening in our world, through truth communicated with beauty and excellence. We are accomplishing just that through three direct ways.
The work began as the Annie Moses Summer Music Festival, a summer intensive for young, faith-filled performers. 10 days of vigorous preparation lead to a series of performances with full production, featuring numerous genres and original writing.
The Conservatory of Annie Moses blossomed out of the Festival program. It is classical, commercial and faith-based, drawing nearly 100 students from over 7 states. It is a one-of-a-kind artist development program whose students are professional level actors, singers, players and creatives.
In 2020 the Annie Moses Foundation forecast a new goal: to populate screen and stage with programming for children and families that captivated the imagination and illuminated the soul. Out of this goal KIN and The Wonderful World of Benjamin Cello were born.