We’re in the community and for the community

At the Center for Musical Arts, we believe that music is for everyone. There are many ways to be musical – for a lifetime. We provide music instruction and experiences for people of any age, ability, background, or financial circumstances.

“Community music” means music-making instruction, experiences, and related opportunities for everyone, regardless of ability to pay or play. Whether onsite, online, in schools, or offsite at community organizations, we provide a nurturing, safe environment to explore your connection with music.

Read more about our mission to inspire and connect our community through music

Coro Santuario (Sanctuary Choir)

We saw an opportunity to reach out to our neighbors within the Latinx community to be sure they felt invited into our community. Coro Santuario (Sanctuary Choir) sings primarily in Spanish and is open to everyone. No musical experience necessary!

Concert Band

The Center for Musical Arts’ Concert Band performs many civic and community events, which are free to attend. It is one of the ways that the Center serves our community through music.

Musical Freedom

The Musical Freedom program provides onsite instruction in two regional correctional facilities. Instructors from the Center teach violin, flute, and piano to inmates at the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility and the Colorado Correctional Center in Golden. The Center provides instruments, books, and instruction for approved inmates at these facilities.

School Outreach

The Center for Musical Arts works directly with schools to add or augment their music programming! For example, our after-school programs and in-school enrichment programs allow students to participate in group guitar or ukulele classes, Music in Motion classes, and Zimbabwean marimba (in collaboration with Kutandara Center). The Center also stages mini-concerts by faculty members to help demonstrate instruments to students. When possible, the Center’s programming connects with school curriculum.

Schools we already love working with:

  • Alicia Sanchez Elementary School (after-school instruction)
  • Escuela Bilingue Pioneer (in-school enrichment programs)
  • Justice HIgh School (instruction on composition and recording)

Interested in having the Center for Musical Arts in your school?

We can bring unique and musical experiences directly into your classroom.

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Help us to ensure than any student, regardless of financial situation, can be a part of the Center community!