On Being a Woman in the Music Industry

*Guest blog by Montse Carty – Music District Artist-in-Residence May 2018* I had the privilege of staying at The Music District (MD) as an artist-in-residence in Fort Collins, CO last month. There I met with many fantastic artists and staff. One of the things I was struck by is the MD’s commitment to empowering women … Continued

Youth Music Collective – Looking Back, Looking Forward

*Guest Blog by Mary Claxton – Little Kids Rock Colorado Director of Programs; Drummer and Vocalist for the Burroughs* One of the things I love about Fort Collins is that the question “what if?” quickly becomes “how can we make this happen?” That transition is how the Youth Music Collective was formed. I am a … Continued

Nashville Artist in Residency Reflects on Art and Community

Nashville transient finds open arms in Fort Collins; A retrospect of the artist’s relationship with community. Guest blog by Jason Verstegen. Jason lives and works as a musician in Nashville, Tennessee. With extensive experience including; international touring, private and commercial studio sessions, as well as national television programming, Jason brings a uniquely introspective takeaway on his time … Continued

How Music Can Help You Through Your Divorce

** A Guest Blog By Jordan Herring from Divorce Matters** While some songs make us want to cry, music in general has a way of making us feel better. While some people don’t really care much for music, most of us love it and try to listen to it as much as we can. We might … Continued

The Ouroborium Experience

By: Dimitri Zaugg The Ouroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a snake or dragon swallowing its own tail. It is often interpreted as the infinite cycle of nature’s endless creation and destruction. Birth and death, multiplicity and division, chaos and peace, satya and kali; these are just a few concepts that have inspired the Ouroborium. … Continued

OneBeat​ ​Creates​ ​Global​ ​Connections​ ​Through​ ​Music

In​ ​a​ ​world​ ​that​ ​sometimes​ ​feels​ ​vast​ ​and​ ​divisive,​ ​music​ ​gives​ ​us​ ​a​ ​shared​ ​language​ ​of experience​ ​and​ ​emotion,​ ​and​ ​can​ ​make​ ​communication​ ​across​ ​cultures​ ​as​ ​easy​ ​as​ ​1,​ ​2,​ ​3,​ ​4. From​ ​October​ ​15​ ​-​ ​22,​ ​Fort​ ​Collins​ ​will​ ​welcome​ ​​OneBeat​,​ ​featuring​ ​25​ ​musicians​ ​from​ ​17 different​ ​countries​ ​who​ ​will​ ​collaborate​ ​with​ ​the​ ​community​ … Continued

MD’s First Blog Post

Welcome to the blog section of the Music District website! We aim to provide a unique and valuable resource for the musical community we serve, both on campus and beyond. Here we will share exclusive music-related content, full recaps of past events and tell you about upcoming performances, artist residencies and workshops at the Music … Continued