Our mission is to inspire and connect community members of all ages by providing access to the best of the world’s music through education and performance.
EXCITING NEWS: We have a slightly new (modified) name!
When Colorado Music Festival and Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts merged over three years ago, we set forth to bring an incredible continuum of music education and performance to the public. To underscore our efforts, we’ve modified our name to better reflect our integration, and are now
Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts.
Our organization prides itself on reaching the broadest possible spectrum of people through our year-round community music center and our summer music festival – people of all ages, all financial circumstances, from novice to professional musicians and music lovers, and all corners of Boulder County and beyond.
Please join us in celebrating CMF & CMA – this wonderful organization that connects so many people with so much music in so many ways. We look forward to seeing you at classes, concerts, recitals, workshops, and more!
Catherine Underhill, Executive Director and Jane Houssiere, Board President
The Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts (CMF & CMA) is a one-of-a-kind not-for-profit organization that provides a spectrum of music education opportunities and world-class performances to citizens throughout Boulder County and beyond. On the education side, the CMA is a full member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and provides quality, creative music-making opportunities to nearly 500 students each week. The CMA’s Heartstrings Program, which has received special recognition from The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County, ensures access to music study by providing tuition assistance and a musical instrument bank to families in need. Another 7,000 people annually visit the school to attend guest artist concerts and student and faculty recitals.During the summer, music education and performances share the stage with the arrival of the Colorado Music Festival’s six-week concert season at Chautauqua. The CMF season showcases Maestro Michael Christie and the CMF Orchestra performing for audiences of over 22,000 each summer. Programming includes beloved classical favorites, world music, chamber music, genre-bending ensembles and new works by contemporary composers. Inspired programming performed by exceptional musicians has earned CMF recognition from the League of American Orchestras and the National Endowment for the Arts. In summer 2013, CMF presented its 37th concert season and the 13th season with Michael Christie as Music Director.