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

Get to the Point with PechaKucha!

NOUN. Japanese term for ‘chit-chat.’ Pronounced: Pe-Chak-Cha (Or hear how this Muppets rendition teaches it.)  “PechaKucha 20×20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images.” – pechakucha.org On May 3rd, 2018, the Music District will play host … Continued

Detour Brings Music to Colorado Communities

“Strengthening Musicians. Strengthening Communities.” A powerful tool for self-discovery and transformation; music is the greatest gift one can give or receive. Detour is a program that aims to give this gift of music to kids across Colorado. By joining musicians and artists with communities around the state, Detour creates music education opportunities for youth to … Continued

Volunteering is Just a Way of Living

“Volunteers are not paid – not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” It’s a proven fact that participating in something you believe in (whether paid or not) can help reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. But, is it possible that volunteer work can also … 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

2018 Programming at the Music District

New newness and good times are comin’ atcha in 2018 at the Music District! Prepare thyself for fresh programming, educational workshops, film screenings, campus-wide celebrations, networking events, a music summit, master classes, performa­nces, + SO MUCH MORE! Film series What do you get when you combine music, movies, hot cocoa, good company, and extreme coziness? … Continued

Give the Gift of Music!

With the Holidays upon us along come the musical joys of caroling, gifting music lessons or instruments, holiday concerts, and musicals, etc. Indeed, the gift of music can come packaged in many ways! For me, a staff member and vocal instructor at the Music District, one of the biggest gifts is getting to work within … Continued

A Bowl By Any Other Name…

…would not sound the same. I’m so impressed with all the different ways music is enjoyed in our space. I often witness hands-on interactive experiences and see the wonderment on faces of all ages. Learning how to create sound where there was silence – it’s something instruments are known and created for. We sometimes take … Continued