Summit Music and Arts
Guided by Artistic Director and Artist in Residence Len Rhodes, Summit Music and Arts presented ten years of outstanding concerts in Summit County, providing a platform for Colorado-based professional performing artists - creating artistic awareness for youth and adults through its mission "to unite artists with our community".
The Summit Music and Arts youth education program, the Young Composer Project (originally Pikes Peak Young Composers), offered composition competition, workshops and concert platform for youth, ages 10-18, residing in seven Colorado counties.
SMA Concert Artists: Jason Anick, violin (Rhythm Future); Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado; Ofer Ben-Amots, composer; Julia Bronkhorst, vocals; Jerry Brown, vocals/guitar/storyteller; Cullan Bryant, piano; Colorado Young Sinfonia; Matthew Dane, viola; William David, piano; Connie Dover, Emmy Award composer/poet/folk ballad singer; Four Shillings Short-Christy Martin/Aodh Og O'Tuama, Celtic/Renaissance instruments; Tamara Goldstein, piano; Alex Greenbaum, cello; Brian Hanly, violin; Janet Harriman, harp; Kathryn Hatmaker, violin; Sean Hennessy, trumpet; James Howsmon, piano; Hsing-ay Hsu, piano; Jerilyn Jorgensen, violin; David Korevaar, piano; Theodor Lichtmann, piano; Michael Linville, piano; Leon Littlebird, flute; Greg Loughman, bass (Rhythm Future); Katie Mahan, piano; Deborah Marshall, clarinet; Heidi Mausbach, cello; Colin McAllister, classical guitar; Sara McDaniels, piano; Margaret Miller, violin; Alfredo Muro, classical guitar; Paul Nagem, flute; Brett Omara, violin (Spinphony); Matt O'Rourke, guitar (Rhythm Future); Erik Petersen, violin; Felix Petit, violin; Len Rhodes, piano/organ; Rex Rideout, guitar/mandolin multi-string instrumentalist; Rocky Mountain Brass Quintet; Julianne Scott, clarinet; Olli Skokkeli, guitarist (Rhythm Future); Spinphony; Phillip Stevens, viola; Barbara Theim, cello; The Mendelssohn Trio; Basil Vendryes, viola; Nina Waters, vocals; Chas Wetherbee, violin; and Carole Whitney, cello.
2019 Connie Dover
2019 Colin McAllister
2018 Young Composers Competition
2017 Hennessy Six Jazz Sextet
2017-18 Concert Season
2017 Young Composers Competition
2017 Mendelssohn Trio
2017 Julianne Scott and Len Rhodes
2017 New Year's Concert
2016 Rhythm Future
2016 New Year's Concert
2016 Rain Brain Jorgensen
2016 Basil Vendryes
2016 Baroque Chamber Orchestra
2016 Young Composers Competition
2016 Johnny Mercer Concert
2016-17 Concert Season
The mission of Summit Music and Arts is to unite artists with our community in experiencing the unique power of music.
The vision is to become a recognized music and arts organization with a reputation for providing performance experiences of the highest professional quality.
Our goals include community collaboration and involvement, financial sustainability, and opportunities for young artists
SMA Core Values
1. Artistic Excellence and Professionalism: All programs will be of the highest quality and professionalism.
2. Honoring Diversity in Art and Music: Programming will honor the diverse interests of the community.
3. Collaboration: Summit Music and Arts will collaborate with Summit County arts organizations to carry out the mission of SMA.
4. Integrity in Communication and Administration: Communication and business practices will be accomplished with integrity and transparency creating the highest level of trust and financial sustainability.