Our Commitment to #BlackLivesMatter

Our Commitment to #BlackLivesMatter

Enough. We stand with those who are protesting worldwide against injustice, seeking an end to police violence against people of color and the eradication of systemic racism. The Center for Musical Arts was founded on the ideal of access to music for ALL people. As a...
The State of the Center: Online and Beyond

The State of the Center: Online and Beyond

At the Center for Musical Arts, no in-person lessons or classes have been held since March 12, the day that Boulder Valley School District announced their closing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “‘Business as usual’ has become a thing of the past,” says Center...
Music Finds A Way

Music Finds A Way

by Kathy Kucsan, Ph.D. | Co-Founder and Education Director We’re now in the fourth week of shutdown at the Center for Musical Arts. I feel wistful thinking of the silent building, dormant after twenty years of everyday music-making. The kid in me wonders if the pianos...
The Heartstrings Program Celebrates 20 Years

The Heartstrings Program Celebrates 20 Years

In 2020, the Center for Musical Arts’ Heartstrings program celebrates 20 years of providing need-based tuition assistance and access to low- or no-cost musical instruments for students who cannot afford to rent them from a music store. Education Director Dr. Kathy...
8 Reasons Why It’s Always a Good Time to Make Music

8 Reasons Why It’s Always a Good Time to Make Music

by Kathy Kucsan, Ph.D. | Co-Founder and Education Director Over the past year, this blog has discussed the benefits of music instruction and participation for children, from early childhood through adolescence. But music doesn’t have to stop when you pack up your...
Music or Athletics – What’s the Best Choice for Your Child?

Music or Athletics – What’s the Best Choice for Your Child?

by Kathy Kucsan, Ph.D. | Education Director Ideally, both. Since we’re a music school, you probably expected that we’d say, hands down, music! But kids have so much to learn and explore, why insist that they make the impossible choice between sports or music? I’m...