After completing a comprehensive search process, Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts (CMF & CMA) is pleased to announce the hire of our organization’s next Executive Director, David Pratt. David will officially begin his work as Executive Director of CMF & CMA on January 30, 2014.
David Pratt, a native of Australia, comes to CMF & CMA with over fifteen years of successful management experience in leadership roles across the performing arts, film, and entertainment sectors in the United States and Australia.
Having served as Executive Director for the Savannah Philharmonic for the last 3 years, David has delivered substantial increases in audience numbers, donations, and corporate support, producing annual surpluses above targets and introducing new and engaging programs and events.
We hope that you will all help welcome him to our fantastic organization as well as this incredible community he will soon call home!
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As year-end approaches, your financial support is more important than ever! Please consider a year-end donation to support the Colorado Music Festival’s world class summer season, and the Center for Musical Arts year-round music education programs.
COLORADO GIVES DAY is on December 10; if you choose to make a donation on the 10th, a generous local foundation will absorb the credit card processing fees that CMF & CMA would ordinarily have to pay. Follow this link to connect to the Colorado Gives Day site: https://www.coloradogives.org or click here to make your donation to CMF & CMA any time>> THANK YOU for your interest in supporting Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts!
Friday, December 6 at 8pm>> Wounded by Beauty - An evening of music and experience from Chopin to Williams with award-winning Brazilian pianist Marcelo CESENA
Presented by Crossroads Cultural Center
Crossroads Cultural Center will feature award-winning Brazilian pianist, Marcelo Cesena, for an evening of music and conversation. Playing everything from Chopin to moving original works, Marcelo will share the journey of the unexpected encounters which have changed his life. We are pleased to introduce Marcelo’s new way of looking at his career, music and himself.
Tickets are just $10 and can be purchased online at https://tickets.chautauqua.com/CMF_RMCMA/Online/ and will also be available at the door the day of the concert!
Saturday, December 7 at 5pm >>We are very excited to collaborate with the City of Lafayette’s Home for the Holidays Program. Faculty member Faye Nepon will lead a group of carolers during the tree lighting ceremony at FestivalPlaza at 4:15pm. Everyone is invited to join us at the Center for Musical Arts at 5pm for an evening of holiday merriment including classic carols led by Faye with Katie Couch playing piano. Sheet music and lyrics will be provided. Bring a dish to share in our potluck dinner. Crockpot chili provided. Cash bar available.
We are proud to present our new Music Discovery Garden - a collection of large, outdoor interactive percussion instruments that include “Contrabass Chimes,” “The Swirl,” the “Flying Amadinda,” and three “WeeNotes.” These exciting outdoor instruments were made by Richard Cooke of Freenotes Harmony Park and have been installed on the northwest corner of the center. We invite you to come on over anytime and give our new outdoor instruments a try!
The Winter term starts January 6, so there is still time to register for music lessons, classes, ensembles and much more! We have so many exciting programs for all ages, abilities, instruments and voice. So find the one that’s right for you and make music with us!
Announcing our new online registration system! Through this system you can search and register for most classes and ensembles, setup a pay plan, view and pay invoices, securely store a credit card for future payments, and change your personal information. You can access the online system directly by going to https://register.comusic.org. If you don’t already have your username and password you can retrieve it with the primary email address used in previous registrations or contact the Student Services Office, 303-665-0599 x100.
Registration for private lessons and free/demo classes will still require contacting Nancy Brace – 303-665-0599 x100 or brace@COmusic.org.