Summit Music and Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Colorado performing and educational arts organization creating artistic awareness for youth and adults. Summit Music and Arts presents an annual concert schedule (October-April) and a youth education program, the Young Composer Project. Guided by Artistic Director and Artist in Residence Len Rhodes, the SMA mission "to unite artists with our community" is based on a concert platform for mainly Colorado-based professional performing artists. Concert admission is always free to students (18 and under). The Young Composers Project consists of composition workshops, competition and concert; and is available to youth, ages 10-18, residing in seven Colorado counties. Summit Music and Arts partners with local visual artists who display their work at SMA concerts.
The of Summit Music and Arts is to unite artists with our community in experiencing the unique power of music.
The 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.