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10/10/2017 | Jean Plotkin

The other day, I came across a heart-warming story about a young boy who wanted to become an opera singer. The boy grew up in a trailer park in Virginia, a disadvantaged black youth prone to violence and aggression. He spent time in a juvenile detention facility when he was 12,... Read More

10/3/2017 | Sara

There is so much going on in the world today that is very difficult. Children can be just as affected as adults by stress and anxiety. We wanted to create a follow-up to our Music as Stress Management blog post from last December, sharing ways in which music can calm... Read More

Help Your Family, Help Yourself

3/15/2017 | Jean Plotkin

  As the saying goes, you can’t pour from an empty cup. This is especially true for parents. Practicing self-care and taking some time for off from parenting—for a few hours or even just for a few minutes—can go a long way toward improving your physical and mental health. It... Read More

Arts Education & Equitable Opportunity

3/13/2017 | Meridith Burrows

Take a minute to reflect on all of the wonderful ways that music and the arts benefit you. You can listen to a beautiful melody on a tough day or belt out a song at the top of your lungs to let off steam. You can lose yourself completely in an interpretive... Read More

By the Numbers

3/10/2017 | Kate Huffman

Music and art lovers can tell you how good listening to a favorite piece of music can make them feel, or how fun it is to enjoy a concert with friends and family. Inside the Orchestra knows that music and the arts are important for a number of reasons and... Read More

Why Young Professionals Should Attend Inside the Orchestra for Adults 2017

2/15/2017 | Jean Plotkin

The first fundraiser gala I ever attended was last year’s Inside the Orchestra for Adults. I had always pictured fundraisers as lavish, black-tie affairs, where rich, successful people spent thousands of dollars on tickets and then enjoyed an evening of champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and overpriced auction items. I’d always thought... Read More

Music Resources

2/7/2017 | Shelby

When giving children access to screen time, it can be hard to find the right apps or sites for them to use that will be fun and educational. We have some suggestions for websites you can visit that will engage the little ones in your life with music in just... Read More

Music to Get Rid of the Winter Doldrums

2/2/2017 | Sara

Welcome to February! We’re solidly in midst of winter now with lots of cloudy days and cold temperatures that keep us all indoors. Winter can be beautiful (especially in Colorado with the magnificent Rocky Mountains), but for many of us it will only be a matter of weeks until we’re... Read More

Press Release: Winter 2017 Tiny Tots

1/25/2017 | Shelby

Boulder's Face Vocal Band Guest Stars with Inside the Orchestra Denver, Colo (January 25, 2017) – For the first time ever, Inside the Orchestra will be joined by members of Face Vocal Band, the internationally acclaimed all-vocal rock band from Boulder. Mark Megibow, the vocal percussionist from Face, will guide... Read More

Make a Difference!

1/23/2017 | Jeff Althaus

When I first started my own business here in Colorado, I didn’t just want to pay the bills. I didn’t just want to create something that focused on money and nothing else. I not only wanted to contribute to a need that consumers had, but also solve a need that... Read More

Extracurricular Activities

1/18/2017 | Kate Huffman

Being a parent today comes with a lot of advice – from experts, family members, friends, and sometimes even complete strangers – on what is best for your children. As a parent, you have your own priorities and opinions, and ultimately want what all parents want, for your child to... Read More

1/12/2017 | Rob Rehburg

If you follow business journalism of any kind, you will find that many articles today talk about Millennials in the workplace. The focus is usually on how this latest generation envisions their careers and their place in the world. Predominantly, these young professionals value a sense of purpose over wealth... Read More