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"Our Vision For The Arts"

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably heard Annie Moses Band perform at your church or local theater, or maybe you’ve seen us on one of our PBS specials. While we love performing as a family, that is not our only calling. 

The Annie Moses Band is pursuing an ambitious mission to transform the world of the arts for the glory of God.  

Envision a time when the new Broadway musical, the next Netflix series, or the latest Oscar-winning film is created by faith-filled artists - when the screens of smartphones everywhere emblazon the truths of God into the minds of the next generation.   

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This is the world Annie Moses Foundation is making a reality, one young artist at a time.

For decades, a void has been growing in the social fabric of the West. Education is increasingly atheistic and politicized while the world of music, television, and film promotes destructive messages that poison the hearts of our families. 

Our world needs truth. Our world needs beauty. Our world needs excellence.

The Annie Moses Foundation is turning the tide in two ways:

- first, through exceptional arts programs that equip young musicians to not only perform, but create new artistry with excellence.

- second, through original content, both musical and visual, that reflects the beauty of our Creator and enriches the lives of His people.  

But to realize this mission, we need your help. 

Our primary project is the renovation of a new facility that will house our on-going arts program for young musicians called the Conservatory of Annie Moses. The Conservatory is a one-of-a-kind program that is designed to form young musicians who are fully fluent in musical creativity, classical technique commercial genres, stagecraft, and the branding and business of a professional career. It’s the first phase in our mission to occupy the world of the arts for the glory of God.

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"Sarah's Story"

I first met Sarah when she was 14. From the first I loved her sweet spirit and dedication to the violin. She played the instrument like it was her baby.

But despite her obvious passion, Sarah’s technique was riddled with problems. Her bow position and left hand were awkward and caused her pain. 

The tragedy was Sarah was no beginner - she had been playing for 8 years and was far behind where should could have been. 

It wasn’t her fault. Sarah came from a small town in Tennessee and was inspired to play by hearing a local fiddler. He taught her what he could, but after a while, she had to look elsewhere and ended up studying with someone who wasn’t even a violinist. Lack of opportunities and bad information had literally locked up her fingers and arms, keeping her from unleashing her love for the instrument.

Sarah and her young students.

Sarah and her young students.

In a divine moment her mother saw a flyer for our Summer Music Festival and sent Sarah to our musical program. She kept coming, and almost a decade later, Sarah is not only an outstanding player, but a thriving composer and arranger. Today Sarah teaches a studio full of promising students back in the small town she calls home. 

Her students won’t have to grapple with bad information and a lack of teachers. Instead they’ll have Sarah - a musical missionary, transforming the world she was born into with excellence and a heart for God. Her story is just one of the many lives the Annie Moses Foundation is changing for the better.