Would you like to win a FREE piano or guitar?

All you have to do is come to our Open House on Friday, October 17 from 5-7 pm! Every household in attendance will receive one entry slip for each instrument. At 6pm our new Music Director, Jean-Marie Zeitouni, will draw the names and announce the winners!

Center for Musical Arts Open House

The most recent phase of the Capital Campaign has nearly been completed! Join us for our grand re-opening on Friday, October 17 from 5-7pm. Take a look at the new and improved, soundproof studios, reconfigured lobby, and see the updates in Founders Hall! Meet our new Executive Director, Andrew Bradford, and our new Music Director, Jean-Marie Zeitouni – this will be his first official appearance as Music Director! Food and drink provided by Laudisio Mobile, The Pantry Shoppe, and Proper Grounds. Click here for more information.

More naming opportunities available – contact Louise Christopher at
303.665.0599 x106 or christopher@COmusic.org.


Tf3 Ticket Packages On Sale Now!

tf3_2Time for Three Concert

Glowing… very hot… marked by great intensity of feeling… impassioned… Time For Three are Three Fervent Travelers.  - NBC

On January 8, 2015, join supporting the Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts. Ticket packages are now available for this special event. Packages are limited – hurry before they are sold out! Contact Margaret Romero at 303.665.0599 x109 or  romero@COmusic.org  to purchase a ticket package. Single tickets on sale soon!


Click here for package details and more information.



Zeitouni We are proud to announce the appointment of celebrated Canadian conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni as our next Music Director, only the third in the organization’s thirty-eight year history. During his initial three-year term, Zeitouni will oversee all artistic planning for the organization, lead five weeks of Festival orchestral concerts each summer season, and be involved in the Center’s music education work.

“It is a real honor to join CMF & CMA as Music Director,” said Zeitouni. “In both programs I conducted, the orchestra played sensationally and was a true pleasure to work with. It was the kind of collaboration that every conductor dreams of. With an orchestra of this caliber, an important music school in the Center, and a delightful community like Boulder, I could not be more excited for the opportunity to lead this marvelous organization into the future.”

Zeitouni emerged as the consensus choice of the search committee following an extensive international search process that spanned nearly two years, attracted more than one hundred applicants, and culminated during the 2014 Festival season with appearances by three finalists.

Click here to read the full press release.

Save the Dates for our Winter Events!

save dates copySave the dates for our exciting winter events:Silent Night Gala on Wednesday, December 17th and Time for Three Concert on Thursday, January 8th. Proceeds from these events will support Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts!


Don’t let finances get in the way of learning to play an instrument!  Low cost instrument rentals provided through our Heartstrings program is one of the many ways Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts fulfills its vision of Music For All…For Life!  The Center for Musical Arts annual Instrument Rental Fair will be held on Thursday, September 11th from 3-6pm in CMA’s Grimes Hall.  We have gently used instruments including strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and more!  Instruments can be rented as low as $5 per month.  Please come prepared to sign a rental agreement and set up a payment plan.  There will also be information available on Fall classes, lessons, and ensembles!


Registration is open for all 2014/2015 lessons, classes, and ensembles.  Click here for programs and more information.  Sign up by calling Registrar Nancy Brace at (303) 665.0599 x100.  Online registration coming soon!

Music Mash-up Beethoven v Coldplay Video

Check out the video from this year’s Music Mash-up Concert Beethoven v Coldplay, composed and directed by Music Mash-up Music Director Steve Hackman.



We are proud to announce the appointment of our new Executive Director, Andrew Bradford. Although his official start date is August 11, Bradford will be working with our organization throughout the summer, participating in the Music Director selection process and other special events.

“I am delighted to be joining the Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts.  With its sterling reputation as a premier summer music festival and its unparalleled commitment to presenting the highest quality music and educational programs for the benefit of the community, the organization is ideally positioned for a bright and prosperous future,” said Bradford. “I very much look forward to working with the Board to expand the organization’s impact and reach, and to ensure that it has the resources necessary to continue being an exemplar of the ideal 21st-century classical music organization.”

Bradford comes to CMF & CMA from Chicago where he has served as Executive Director of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra for the past two years.  During his tenure, he balanced the organization’s budget and delivered operating surpluses, implemented an artistic vision to perform American music on every concert, created the orchestra’s popular presenting series, and expanded the orchestra’s audience base and geographic reach by building new relationships with multiple Chicago-area venues, including the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet and the Harris Theater for Music and Dance.

Bradford holds a Bachelor’s degree from the New England Conservatory of Music and a Master’s degree from the University of Michigan, where he studied music and management. He is also a graduate of the prestigious Management Fellowship program at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, where he was a protégé of arts management guru, Michael Kaiser. His broad administrative and operational experience includes orchestra management, marketing, development, and strategic planning with organizations including the National Symphony Orchestra, The Kennedy Center, the Aspen Music Festival, the Houston Symphony, and San Francisco Classical Voice. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Council of Orchestras.