Business of Music
Represents more than 360,000 U.S. composers, songwriters, lyricists, and music publishers.
Collects and distributes license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers and music publishers.
Guided by a firm conviction that public policy has real impact on the lives of both musicians and fans, FMC advocates for a balanced approach to music in the digital age.
The Colorado Music Business Organization (COMBO) is a volunteer-run, registered, and incorporated, tax-exempt, non-profit organization that offers the best networking, education and support resources for all your music needs in the Colorado area. Members and Supporters understand that music needs both artists and fans or supporters, as well as businesses who provide services and products to musicians.
One of the leading orchestras in the United States, the Colorado Symphony performs more than 150 concerts annually at Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver and across Colorado. The Colorado Symphony is home to eighty full-time musicians, representing more than a dozen nations, and regularly welcomes the most celebrated artists from the world of symphonic music and beyond. Every season, the Colorado Symphony serves more than 250,000 people from all walks of life, performing a range of musical styles, from traditional to contemporary. Recognized as an incubator of innovation, creativity, and excellence, the Colorado Symphony continually expands its reach through education, outreach, and programming. The Colorado Symphony partners with the state’s leading musical artists, cultural organizations, corporations, foundations, sports teams, and individuals to expose diverse audiences to the transformative power of music.
The staple of DMB activity remains the "century plus" tradition of summer concerts. Presented in accessible parks settings, these performances encourage family gatherings and are performed by the area's leading professional players. Many of the musicians also play with other fine ensembles such as the Colorado Symphony, Colorado Ballet, Opera Orchestras, Denver Brass, and the Queen City Jazz Band.
The Denver Municipal Band is re-establishing the year round activity it enjoyed in the 19th and early 20th centuries. In addition to the full forty-piece concert band, the DMB family of ensembles includes a 17- piece jazz band, jazz combo, brass band, plus woodwind and brass quintets. These smaller groups regularly present concerts in schools and community centers.
Presenting Music in the Mountains Faculty Concert Series.
Great cities need great art, and for more than three decades, Opera Colorado has brought world-class performing arts to Colorado audiences. Today Opera Colorado serves as a cornerstone of Denver’s cultural community, bringing grand opera to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, its Denver home since its opening in 2005. Alongside standard repertoire in the grand opera tradition Opera Colorado presents new works or rarely performed productions each season. The company reaches more than 37,000 students and adults through its many education and community engagement programs throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Opera Colorado’s Young Artists, singers at the beginning stages of their careers, perform during their eight-month residency with the company in schools and community centers across the State— including an annual tour on the Western Slope. Recognized nationally for its excellence, the Young Artists program provides training for the next generation of American opera singers.
This is a searchable listing of expert, professional mentors for all instruments and disciplines including instruction/tutoring in music theory, arranging, composition, and conducting. You may also visit the page on this website by clicking on the 'Teachers' tab on the menu above.
Providing music lessons, jazz, rock & classical ensembles, and music classes for all ages and abilities available at our central Denver location. BMS also does outreach music classes at area schools to promote music education and appreciation of the arts.
Jazz at its finest!
A youth band program serving beginners thru advanced high school musicians, with placement according to ability in one of 5 levels of full concert ensembles.
The CYSO was founded in 1984 to provide orchestral experience for school-age musicians. The University of Denver contributed rehearsal and performance space and gave the new organization a startup grant. Two CYSO orchestras began rehearsing in September 1984.
DCYO is a Colorado 501 (C)(3) non-profit, non-discriminatory organization that brings together
Douglas County youth to participate in an affordable, educational program.
DCYO has been providing Douglas County youth with expert instruction for over a decade.
We ensure that our students work with leading instructors, coaches and mentors. Students gain increased musical ability and self-esteem along with social growth.
The mission of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra Association (DYAO) is to provide the finest possible youth orchestra programs, inspiring and educating young musicians through the performance of great works of music, and offering valuable cultural opportunities to the community.
Bringing talented young musicians from across the Front Range for a unique study and training in Orchestral repertoire.
Awarded “best in the nation” in 1997 for educational outreach by the American Symphony Orchestra League.
Miller-Beck Institute of Music is located in Superior, Colorado.
The NMCS is a new program for Violin, Viola and Cello. Courses include private lessons, workshops, chamber music, performance classes.
Located in Boulder, CO, Parlando offers music lessons and classes for all ages and abilities.
The Center provides quality, creative music-making opportunities to over 550 students each week. Another 7,000 people visit the school each year to attend concerts and events of all types.
A residential summer music festival and camp for ages 10 through adults.
Arts Funding Resources
Info about U.S. philanthropy and funding sources
SCFD annually distributes approximately $40 million to over 300 local organizations.
A community foundation serving seven counties of Metro DenverResource.
Businesses & Services (Members/Affiliates)
Neuromuscular therapy to help musicians play at a higher level.
Employee Benefits, Insurance, Financial Services.
DMA member Marti Henry – in tune with your needs.
Steve Posner – A Musician’s Lawyer - Copyrights, Licensing, Work for Hire, Royalties, Publishing and more.
Commentary & Discussion
Drew McManus on Orchestra Business.
Labor discussion authored and hosted by former Rocky Mountain News columnist Jim Hansen.
The Orchestra Musicians Forum
Blog about the AFM written by Milwaukee Local 8 president and former ICSOM chairman Robert Levine.
Specializing in all styles of live bands, specialty groups, dance groups, multicultural and family entertainers, living statues, speakers, comedians…
Motown to Rock & Roll; Big Band Swing to Country & Western; Latin/Salsa/Mambo to 70’s Disco; Classic Rock to your selected Variety Mix!
Bands, Trios, Duos, Solo Acts, Specialty and Novelty Entertainment. Over 1200 Musicians & Event Services!
A member-owned credit union with a full range of financial services.
Colorado’s ONLY all-Union financial institution. Established in 1953.
For members of the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Promotion and resource site, produced by members of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Music for all. All for music
Everyone should have the opportunity to play an instrument.
Family owned and operated, Meis Musical Instrument Repair is recognized by the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technician(NAPBIRT) as a provider of quality repair services.
AFM members receive a 10% Discount off the Retail price of all items.
Music for brass ensembles and orchestra.
Music for all varieties of brass ensembles.
Catalogue consists of numerous arrangements and transcriptions as well as original compositions for chamber and larger ensembles.