Your gift will have twice the impact this Colorado Gives Day!

Your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $15,000 on Colorado Gives Day!


Our impact:

  • 90% of teachers report that their El Sistema students have improved academic performance.
  • 98% of parents report that their student has improved teamwork skills.
  • In only 6 years, 11 El Sistema children have been accepted to the prestigious and nationally recognized Denver School of the Arts.
  • Cellist Yo-Yo Ma invited our young orchestra to play with him at Red Rocks, August, 2018. Impact: priceless.

Help turn $15,000 into $30,000, thanks to a matching gift from a generous longtime donor or El Sistema Colorado.

Your gift helps reach a total 2018 year-end goal of $50,000.

Schedule your gift today!

What is El Sistema Colorado?

El Sistema Colorado is inspired by a global movement started in Venezuela almost 45 years ago. Our mission is to transform lives through music education. Our model is: intensive, afterschool, ensemble music education. Children learn in an ensemble so they experience the value of teamwork, leadership, collective impact. Performance opportunities occur throughout the year with partners like Metro State University, the Colorado Symphony, the Denver Philharmonic and the Baroque Chamber Orchestra.

November 9th Fundraiser: Rollin’ Bowling Tournament

We’re on a roll with our upcoming events — the Rollin’ Bowling Tournament, sponsored by Visual Interest, will be on Friday, November 9th from 12pm-4pm. Get your tickets here: http://www.lightheartedvi.com/rollin/

Sign up a team, bowl the day away and enjoy the party, all while supporting an important cause. Visual Interest will match the proceeds raised from Rollin’. We ask that only adults attend, as there will be an open bar. Single $100, $500 per team of five.

October 20th Fundraiser: Big Band Swing Dance

The Big Band Swing Dance fundraiser, sponsored by Flatirons Jazz Orchestra, is just around the corner! Join us on Saturday, October 20th from 7pm-11pm. Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-band-swing-dance-fundraise…

Free swing dance lessons at 7:00pm, followed by 3 hours of live Big Band Jazz. Beginners and singles welcome — vintage dress encouraged! $50/couple, $35 single includes drinks.

See you there!

El Sistema Colorado Says Farewell to Megan Moran

El Sistema Colorado is sad to see our beloved Lead Teaching Artist Megan Moran’s departure from the program. Megan will return to her hometown in Oregon to continue her work of increasing access to music education for all young students. She has left our team at Garden Place Academy with a legacy of compassion and skill, and she will be missed by all students, staff, and families.
“You all welcomed me with open arms and I am so grateful to be a part of this family. I care deeply for each of you, and am grateful for all the knowledge, relationships, and joy that I’ve gained while working with El Sistema Colorado. I will be staying in the non-profit music/music education sector, helping students gain access where there is none, as well as staying connected to the Sistema field in general. I don’t take it for granted that this is one of the strongest and most dedicated teams I’ve ever worked with.”
— Megan Moran
Megan is leaving the leadership at Garden Place Elementary in the capable hands of longtime El Sistema Teaching Artist, Kyle Etges. He began his work as Lead Teaching Artist at Garden Place in April.