About Us

Incorporated in the spring of 1982, the Rocky Mountain Arts Association (RMAA) exists to build community through music. RMAA was initiated as the corporate name for our first program, the Denver Gay Men's Chorus (DGMC). Because DGMC was the first arts program in Colorado to use the word "gay" in its name, which was somewhat controversial, RMAA was to be used when signing contracts, accepting donations or in any other situation where the chorus name may not have been deemed "appropriate."

Since then, two other LGBT community choruses have joined together under the umbrella of RMAA: the Denver Women's Chorus, and Out Loud: the Colorado Springs Men's Chorus.

Additionally, DGMC helped to form a fourth chorus, the Mosaic Youth Chorus. These four choruses have joined together as


an organization for the purpose of making an artistic statement: the choruses, as they sing, 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 contribution to the entire community.

"The talent, passion, dedication, and hard work make them one of the best choral groups I have ever seen."

Sandra-Lopez Canchola