With your support, we’re making an impact through music

Our organization delivers vital programs to our community through both the Colorado Music Festival and its education arm the Center for Musical Arts, a year-round community music school. 2022-23 program highlights reflect our commitment to championing a fully equitable and inclusive environment while using music to improve lives in the most authentic and meaningful ways.

You can also support the Festival through planned giving. LEARN MORE >

New Music

Commissioning groundbreaking new works by women composers and people of color.

Providing Access

Providing low- and no-cost tickets for youth, students, veterans, and seniors.

Elevating Boulder

Elevating Boulder as a hub of arts and culture through high-profile media coverage.

Festival Fellows

Offering aspiring musicians from diverse backgrounds performance opportunities and more.

How your support is making an impact in our community:

Thousands of concert-goers enjoy the sheer beauty of Festival performances! The 2023 Festival enjoyed record paid attendance as we continued to work with our friends at Circle of Care, VetTix and I Have A Dream Foundation to provide tickets and transportation to those who benefit the most.

The Festival continued to celebrate the underrepresented voices of women composers and people of color by commissioning groundbreaking works such as Wang Jie’s Flying on the Scaly Backs of Our Mountains. Our live, world-premiere performance reached over 1.1 million listeners on National Public Radio’s Performance Today.

The Festival’s international reputation for excellence has resulted in articles in the New York Times, BBC Music Magazine, Wall Street Journal, and The Strad highlighting the festival and our beautiful Colorado Chautauqua home.

The Festival Fellows program continues to offer eight aspiring musicians from diverse backgrounds orchestral and chamber music performance opportunities with valuable networking and coaching from, Peter Oundjian, guest artists, and orchestra musicians.

The Festival worked with VetTix (veterans), Circle of Care (seniors), and Marshall Fire families to provide complimentary tickets to over 1,000 community members.

We celebrated Rachmaninoff’s 150th birthday in style with Nicolai Lugansky at the piano. Music Director Peter Oundjian proclaimed, “This is as close as we can get to Rachmaninoff’s own interpretations,” noting that Lugansky’s line of teachers originates from Rachmaninoff himself.

The Festival’s workshop of Joshua Bell’s Elements prepared composers for world-premiere performances around the world including Germany, Hong Kong, New York, and Chicago.

There are many ways to support our work:

Make a One-Time Donation

You can make a one-time donation online (visit the Donate button at the top of this page) over the phone by calling (303) 665-0599 x107, or by mailing your donation to:

EIN: 84-0735716
Colorado Music Festival
Administrative Office
200 E Baseline Road
Lafayette, CO 80026

Monthly Giving

When you sign up for monthly giving, you provide our organization with valuable resources and financial stability. A monthly, recurring gift of any amount — one that is meaningful to you — will enable us to share the power of music. You can sign up for your monthly donation by visiting our online donation portal and selecting “Show my support by making this a monthly gift.”

Donor Advised Funds

A donor-advised fund (DAF) allows individuals to make charitable contributions and receive an immediate tax deduction. The funds are managed by a DAF custodian, and the donor can recommend grants to their preferred nonprofit organizations. Donors can contribute to the fund over time and recommend grants to charities at their discretion, providing flexibility in their giving strategy. Learn more about DAFs and other tax-smart gifts > 

Planned Giving

Planned gifts (most commonly a donation made in your will or trust) cost nothing today and allow you to make an incredible impact, which is why so many people choose to make them. There are some other exciting but less common gifts — learn more about planned giving >

Your gift will…

  • help elevate Boulder as a hub of arts and culture
  • support our important outreach by offering low-cost and free tickets to members of our community
  • provide our community the first opportunities to experience groundbreaking new music.
  • ensure that our music remains both world-class and accessible
  • help us continue to uplift our community of music lovers within Boulder and beyond