About Us

The Colorado Music Festival presents a six-week summer concert season at Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder, Colorado.

Showcasing over 42 principal players, the Festival Orchestra is comprised of exceptional national and international musicians. Under the baton of Music Director Peter Oundjian, this all-star orchestra treks to the base of the iconic Flatirons every summer to create what is truly a world-class experience. Our musicians represent 44 orchestras from 23 states, 4 provinces, and 3 countries including:

Albany Symphony
Atlanta Symphony
Atlantic Chamber Ensemble
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Buffalo Philharmonic
Calgary Philharmonic
Charleston Symphony
Charlotte Symphony
Cleveland Opera
Greenville Symphony (SC)
Dallas Opera Orchestra
Delaware Symphony
Edmonton Symphony
Florida Grand Opera
Harrisburg Symphony
Hawaii Symphony
Houston Symphony
IRIS Orchestra
Jacksonville Symphony
Kansas City Symphony
L’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
Louisiana Philharmonic

Louisville Orchestra
National Symphony Orchestra
New Haven Symphony
North Carolina Opera
Omaha Symphony
Opera Colorado
Oregon Symphony (Portland)
Phoenix Symphony
San Antonio Symphony
Santa Fe Symphony
Sarasota Orchestra
Seattle Symphony
Shreveport Symphony
Southwest Florida Symphony
St. Louis Symphony
The Florida Orchestra
The Handel and Haydn Society
Toledo Symphony
Toronto Symphony
Vancouver Symphony
Wichita Symphony

Affiliations

We are a proud member of the following organizations:

 

Center For Musical Arts

The Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts, founded in 1995 by Kathy Kucsan and Peggy Bruns, merged with the Colorado Music Festival in 2009 under the organizational name Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts. Learn more about the Center >

 

Our Mission

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. Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts is a one-of-a-kind organization that provides a broad spectrum of music education opportunities and world-class performances to citizens throughout Boulder County and beyond.

Our People

Music Director, Peter Oundjian

The Orchestra

Our Staff

Our Board of Directors

See Our Season

General Info

About the Festival

Employment

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We Can’t Wait to See You

Plan Your Festival Experience

Know Before You Go

Get the basics about getting to the Festival, finding parking, accessibility info, and more.

While You’re Here

Learn more about the on-site experience at Chautauqua Auditorium, including your options for pre-concert dining.

Visiting Boulder

The Festival performs in beautiful Boulder, Colorado — a breathtaking location full of nature, culture, cuisine, art, and more.

Learn About Our Educational Programs

 

Festival Fellows

Meet the Festival Fellows: eight aspiring professional musicians who receive coaching and performance opportunities through the Festival and its guest artists.

Center for Musical Arts

This excellent community music school is also the educational arm of our organization.

Your Gift Makes the Difference

Thank you for helping us to keep the music playing.