About SMA

Summit Music and Arts is a 501(c)(3) Colorado performing and educational arts organization creating artistic awareness for youth and adults. Summit Music and Arts presents a fall/winter concert series and great opportunities for young composers, guided by Artistic Director and Artist in Residence Len Rhodes. The concert series provides a platform for Colorado-based professional performing artists.  In keeping with the SMA mission to "unite artists with our community", SMA provides free admission to students (18 and under), exposing them to high-quality performances. In 2015 Summit Music and Arts presented its first Young Composer Competition and Concert.  This wonderful opportunity is available to youth, ages 10-18, residing in seven Colorado counties. Summit Music and Arts is furthering its commitment to young creative musicians by offering a series of workshops during its 2017-18 season, ahead of the competition deadline.  

Summit Music and Arts also supports local visual artists by offering the opportunity of pre-concert art exhibits. 

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.