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October 29, 2020

The Sound Investment of Denver’s Music Industry

“Without music, life would be a mistake.”

It took a while, but philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s quote is catching on. Today, it’s striking a chord with civic leaders, elected officials, and average citizens who are finally seeing music for the sound investment it truly is.

There is a growing investment in the steadfast support not only for musicians but also for businesses and organizations related to music.

This acknowledgment has literally led to a movement, specifically the Music Cities Movement. Cities here and abroad are using what are called music ecosystems to—among other things—help songwriters and musicians develop their talents. A textbook example includes both Denver and Colorado, which have earned worldwide recognition for achievements in music. In fact, Colorado was selected as the host for the 2020 international Music Cities Convention.

Join the University of Denver’s Enrichment Program and award-winning music professor Storm Gloor for a behind-the-scenes tour of Denver’s sweeping music movement.

This online course will teach you how music ecosystems are built and their components: audience development, songwriter and performer support, community collaboration, and much more. Discover how Denver and the state created their music ecosystems, why they’re so vibrant, how the economics work and what you can expect in the coming years. Explore how local music-related organizations play into ecosystems and the difference they’re making in the lives of Coloradans.

Gaining knowledge and staying informed about local, global, and current events are crucial to personal development and enrichment. From exploring new ideas and perspectives to connecting with a wider community, lifelong learning has benefits in the workplace and beyond.

Registration for the online course is open now, and it is held Nov. 5, 12, 19, and Dec. 3, 2020, 7-9 p.m. Visit the Enrichment Program’s website at to learn more and register.

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