Building Community Through Music
Rocky Mountain Arts Association exists to build community through music.
The members of Rocky Mountain Arts Association have joined together as an organization for the purpose of making an artistic statement: our performers provide educational, cultural and social enrichment for our audiences and ourselves, and we identify as an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) people and supporters that is actively making a positive impact in the entire community.
Rocky Mountain Arts Association builds community through music through our five programs: the Denver Gay Men's Chorus, Denver Women's Chorus, Out Loud: The Colorado Springs Men's Chorus, and Mosaic Youth Chorus.
The Denver Gay Men's Chorus is proud to be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2012. Founded in 1982 by Robert "Melba" Moore, the chorus today is made up of over 100 volunteer singers from primarily the Denver metropolitan area. The chorus produces three concert series each season. In addition, the chorus sings at over 10 community outreach events each year.
The Denver Women's Chorus was founded in 1984. Its first director, Carol White, was inspired to return to choral conducting by the festival chorus formed to sing at the national PFLAG conference held in Denver that year. Since that time, the DWC has continued to meet and sing, striving to achieve the goal of its mission statement, "building community through music."
Out Loud: The Colorado Springs Men's Chorus premiered in 2006. The chorus was founded by Guy McPherson and is made up of over 40 volunteer singers from primarily the Colorado Springs metropolitan area. Out Loud is the first gay men's chorus in the Pikes Peak region, and produces two concert series each season. In addition, the chorus sings at over 10 community outreach events each year.
Mosaic Youth Chorus was conceived in the fall of 2005 and premiered in August, 2007. One of only five choruses of its kind in North America, Mosaic is a chorus for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth and their straight friends, ages 14 to 20. Mosaic provides a safe space for these youth to be themselves, while raising awareness of what it means to be a GLBTQQS youth in today's society.