Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Colorado Music Festival and Center for Musical Arts understands that music is innate and vital to all human beings. As a regional leader among cultural organizations, we recognize that music itself is a great equalizer, making it possible for anyone of any age or background to be inspired through exceptional performance and accomplished teaching.
We are committed to welcoming a diverse community of students, aspiring and amateur musicians, professional musicians, and renowned guest artists to the festival and the school. Access is a central value to our organization, and we strive to ensure that each person in our community has an equal opportunity to participate and thrive musically.
Diversity – We welcome students who are all ages, backgrounds, races, ethnicities, genders, physical (dis)abilities, neurodiverse, from underrepresented and marginalized communities, and experiencing varied financial circumstances. Our programming includes and targets audiences and students who have been culturally underrepresented.
Equity – We continue to build on our commitment to providing access for all, to experience, learn and make meaningful music and to promote social justice through our programming. Music has always been a part of great social change; clearly we are riding the wave of a marked societal sea change right now. As an organization, we feel responsible to be part of that wave. We will listen, learn, and work toward this goal by highlighting our student diversity, increasing our reach into new communities, expanding programming to include new and creative approaches to contributing toward the elimination of injustice and to moving toward equity and social justice in our activities.
Inclusion – Colorado Music Festival and Center for Musical Arts staff and faculty each have a unique voice within the organization. All in the community are welcome at Colorado Music Festival performances. There is a place for everyone at the Center for Musical Arts to learn, play, study, practice, and participate in our programs.