artist in residence

Please welcome our 2021 Artist In Residence: Stephen Mougin

Stephen Mougin

Children and their families will be able to tune in weekly on Wednesdays from 3 PM-4 PM via Zoom (link to be provided).

Free virtual sessions will take place on:

  • Wednesday, April 7 at 3 PM CST
  • Wednesday, April 14 at 3 PM CST
  • Wednesday, April 21 at 3 PM CST
  • Wednesday April 28 at 3 PM CST
  • Wednesday, May 5 at 3 PM CST
  • Wednesday May 12 at 3 PM CST

Stephen will be working with children teaching them the basics of music theory and will be playing songs along the way. He will play his own original music as well as songs that most children will recognize.

Join cMoe for a FREE outdoor concert featuring our Artist In Residence, Stephen Mougin, and fellow musicians. Concerts will take place on Saturday, May 22 at 10:30 am and 12:00 pm.

We ask that all in attendance please follow safe social distancing guidelines during the concert.

Weather plans: If rain is possible on May 22, the concert will be required to move inside of the Children’s Museum. The concert will then be included with general admission ($10 per person/Free for cMoe members).

Contact [email protected] or 812-464-2663 for questions!

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It didnt happen on accident. For Stephen Mojo Mougins career trajectory, it was fate: when Bill Monroe signed Stephen Mougins mandolin at the Peaceful Valley Bluegrass Festival in summer 1988, and then used it in a workshop. Talk about a good omen, because now Stephen Mougin is one of the most respected Jack-of-All-Trades in acoustic music. A compassionate teacher, compelling touring guitarist, natural songwriter, sought-after producer, and gifted sound engineer, Stephen Mougin is a go-to guy for pretty much anything under the musical sun.

Taking a leap into the world of playing music professionally, Mougin moved from the East Coast to Nashville in 2002 to play mandolin with Valerie Smith, but soon switched to playing guitar.

In 2006, Mougin began his role as Sam Bushs main guitar man in the Sam Bush Band. The music is wonderful, and the people are wonderful, Mougin says. Sam [Bush] has taught me a lot about band leadership and how things work. Playing with a supportive band leader made Mougin feel more empowered in his career, which lead him to pursue other creative outlets like Nedski and Mojo, his duo with banjo player Ned Luberecki.

Mougin is also a songwriter. He has several songs to his name recorded by bluegrass artists like The Infamous Stringdusters, Melanie Cannon, Fragment, The Bankesters, Terry Baucom, Cages Bend, Chris Jones and the Night Drivers, The Rigneys, Missy Werner, Kristi Cox, and Nedski and Mojo.

Stephen Mougin exemplifies a renaissance man for the music world. He is always seeking new ways to create, explore, grow, and develop all for the sake of making music, and helping others. For all his credits and accolades, youd be surprised at his friendly, trustworthy, and approachable demeanor. 

About Artist In Residence

The program aims to provide an opportunity for children and families to observe and interact with a professional artist. The program is open to artists working in a variety of media. Artists are chosen based on artistic merit and proven experience working with children and families.

Art and creativity are essential to the intellectual and emotional development of children. In addition to the obvious benefits, the Artist-in-Residence program achieves the following goals:  
1. To expose children to unique and valuable opportunities to interact with people who make art for a living, thereby elevating the idea of artists as professionals.

2. To increases the value that children, families, and the general public place on art and the creation of art.  

3. To make emerging artists’ work more accessible to the public and increase opportunities for local artists to share their tales and processes.  

4. To increase the value placed on children’s artwork by continuing to make it an essential component of the museum.  

5. To enhance the role of cMoe as a center of cultural investigation for families and children.

Artist In Residence program made possible by Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo