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Sensational Student ShowcaseEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 2:00pm
  • 4:30pm
  • Saturday December 7 (Today)

We are celebrating the many achievements of our wonderful Music District community members. The Sensational Student Showcase features students of our Music District instructors.

Join us Saturday, December 7 for this family-friendly, all-ages event, and support your growing local music community.

Instructor Open HouseEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 11:00am
  • Saturday December 7 (Today)

Join us for an instructor open house on Saturday, December 7! 11am – 2pm.

Featuring the following instructors:

Jordan Pasquin (drums) 11am to Noon-BLUE ROOM
Jordan received his Bachelor’s Degree in Drum Set Performance from Berklee College of Music.

Aaron Marifzo (piano and music production) Noon to 1pm-BLUE ROOM
Aaron received his Bachelor of Science in Music from the University of Colorado Denver for audio engineering and jazz performance.

Harrison Goodale (upright and electric bass) 1pm to 2pm-GREEN ROOM
Harrison Goodale is a professional upright and electric bass player. After graduating with a dual degree in Music and Education from the University of Connecticut, he did the responsible thing and co-founded a folk-rock band, Parsonsfield.

Mike “TwoScoops” McTernan (DJ and Ableton) Noon to 1pm-RED ROOM
Mike is a Fort Collins based DJ and producer with over a decade of experience. He has played countless shows, including a mainstage performance during the 2019 Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest.

Erin Youngberg (Bass) 11am to Noon-GREEN ROOM
Erin has been an instructor at Bluegrass jam camps since 1995: 3 yrs at the Cordova Fiddle & Bluegrass Camp (Cordova, AK), 8 yrs at Adult Bluegrass Jam Camp (Ghost Ranch, NM), 7 yrs at the Adult Bluegrass Jam Camp (Pagosa Springs), and 2 yrs at the Bearfoot Bluegrass Camps for kids (Crested Butte, CO & Buffalo, WY).

Josh Shirt (Ableton) 1 to 2pm-BLUE ROOM
Josh Shirt is a mastering engineer, music producer, and recording artist teaching music production with Ableton Live. He is a friendly, openminded, and patient teacher who listens to his students’ interests and develops their passions. Originally from the UK, Josh has had his own music blogged, played on BBC Radio, and used on numerous commercials.

Brian Hill (Guitar) 1 to 2pm-RED ROOM
Brian Hill, a professional musician, song writer, audio engineer has been teaching music the past 7 years privately and institutionally in Colorado and California. He is familiar with the many different styles of teaching including the CAGED approach as well as the more modal approach most used by specialized guitar institutes.

Allison Keller (Ngoma, Mbira, Marimba, Hosho, Vocals) Noon to 1pm-GREEN ROOM
Allison is a student at Colorado State University and has taught African music classes of all ages. Aside from studying and teaching, she performs with the band ZiMbira on vocals and hosho.

Bill Harned (Piano) 11am to Noon-RED ROOM
Bill studied Music Therapy at Colorado State University, where he was chosen to perform for the state conference. He spent this past summer studying with him where he is on staff at the International Music Festival of the Adriatic in Duino, Italy. There, Bill performed the entire Ravel Piano Trio and accompanied opera scenes and singers.

Songwriters Meetup: December 2019EventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 7:00pm
  • Tuesday December 10

Join us at the Music District from 7pm-10pm every 2nd Tuesday of the month for the Songwriters Meetup!

Our mission is to provide a place and format for songwriters of all levels to share new, original works-in-progress to get constructive and supportive feedback from fellow songwriters so we can all improve our craft.

Please bring your instrument (keyboard available on-site), or a demo recording of your song (stereo system also available for playback), as well as multiple copies of your lyrics for others to follow along to aid in the critique. Bringing snacks to share is optional, but appreciated.

The Songwriting meeting is hosted by Justin Roth, a nationally touring singer/songwriter and fingerstyle acoustic guitarist who combines an artful blend of hooks laid on a bed of brilliantly inventive guitar technique, bridging contemporary and indie/alt folk.

Holiday Caroling w/ John MagnieEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 5:30pm
  • Wednesday December 11

Join us for the annual evening of caroling with John Magnie and friends! This is an informal ‘stand around the piano’ event. See friends and meet new people as you sing familiar carols of the holidays and enjoy delicious seasonal snacks. John plays a mean piano so you’ll hear gospel, spiritual, boogie, and various other styles.
John Magnie and friends have been doing this annually for more than 20 years and the past three years it was held at the Music District so more of the community could attend. Bring your harmonies at all skill levels to this special event held in a place that celebrates music and community.

5:30-7:30pm on Wednesday, December 11th. This event is free to attend.

December After HoursEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 6:00pm
  • Thursday December 19
Musicians! Find your fa-la-la-la-la and get festive with us at the Music District on Thursday, December 19. We’re summoning warm winter cheer at our last After Hours of the year, from 6-10 PM. Admission is free with RSVP; cash bar available with valid I.D.
Connect with other musicians through collaborative activities, including Saja’s Big Honkin’ Holiday Jam from 6P – 8P. Bring your instruments and get ready to mingle and jingle!
Explore the Music District space: we’re dedicating our first floor to the evening’s festivities.
Rehearse & Record in our Blue and Green rooms*. Sign up in advance for a block of time for you and your band to get in some practice that you can play back later for fine tuning and fresh perspectives.
RSVP for After Hours here:
*Schedule your After Hours rehearsal/recording. First-time Music District rehearsals only. Space is limited!:
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