Western Colorado Chorale

The Western Colorado Chorale is an auditioned choir with the objective of presenting high quality classical choral music to the Grand Valley. The choir is directed by Dr. Monte Atkinson as interim music director and Stan Scott as associate music director. Misty Sothers is the pianist. The choir performs four major concerts each year, including one with the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra. The Western Colorado Chorale is co-sponsored and supported by Colorado Mesa University and is a non-profit organization. Visit their website at westerncoloradochorale.org or follow them on Facebook for information on upcoming shows!

Western Colorado Jazz Orchestra

The Western Colorado Jazz Orchestra (WCJO), under the direction of Greg Karly, performs the great musical works from all eras and styles of the American jazz tradition. WCJO presents a four-concert season, each featuring a different musical theme.

The Western Colorado Jazz Orchestra is available for festivals, concerts, weddings, private parties and special events in addition to their normal season. WCJO is happy to attend events throughout Western Colorado, the Colorado Mountain Communities and Eastern Utah. Follow them on Facebook @westerncoloradojazzorchestra

Grand Valley Children’s Choir

The Grand Valley Children’s Choir has been a cornerstone in the music community for more than 20 years. As an auditioned ensemble for children who are in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades, the goal of the choir is to enhance the children’s vocal technique and musical reading abilities through rounds, exercises, games, and varied historical and cultural literature, as well as to encourage self-expression. 

The Grand Valley Children’s Choir is directed by Maddie McBride. For more information on the Grand Valley Children’s Choir, visit gvcchoir.wordpress.com or find them on Facebook @gvcchoir.

Talking Rhythms

The mission of Talking Rhythms is to educate, entertain and share culture through rhythm-based musical experiences. Talking Rhythms creates programs that support musical literacy through concert performance, education, skill training, and hands-on experience. Its goal is to inspire creative self-expression, cultivate an alife-long interest in music and foster positive character qualities such as leadership, self-esteem, communication, cooperation, and cultural exchange through interactive learning. Learn more about Talking Rhythms at https://talkingrhythms.com.