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Vision and Mission

Take Note Colorado envisions a state where all K‑12 students throughout Colorado have access to musical instruments and instruction.

Our mission is to provide access to student-centered, culturally-relevant music instruction and instruments by connecting, convening, and catalyzing a diverse community of stakeholders.

How will Take Note Colorado move the needle on this goal?

Raising Funds & Hosting Events

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By raising funds and hosting signature music events that build community to meet the Governor’s vision.

Connecting and Catalyzing

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By serving as a connector and convener to catalyze the efforts of musicians, music education providers, schools, citizens and businesses.

Providing Access to Instruments and Instruction

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By helping to provide access to musical instruments and instruction for every K‑12 student throughout the state.

Why Colorado?

Music is a huge part of the spirit and cultural identity of Colorado, not to mention a key component to our thriving economy.

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Arts Engagement

Colorado took top spots in a 2016 National Endowment of the Arts arts-engagement study.

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64.6% Perform or Create Art

In fact, Colorado ranked No. 1 in the percentage of residents who personally perform or create artworks, with 64.6 percent of adults.

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Vibrant and Diverse Music Festival Scene

Colorado has a vibrant and diverse music festival scene that regularly draws visitors from around the world. Jobs in music festivals in Colorado have increased 70% since 2011.

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Jobs and Revenue

The Colorado Music Industry is the largest in the Rocky Mountain West:

There are 12,526 jobs in music in Colorado, with one of every 440 Coloradans working in music-related jobs

Music generates $1.8 billion in annual revenue in Colorado

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Colorado Music Strategy

Take Note Colorado plays a part in the overarching Colorado Music Strategy, the first of its kind all-encompassing statewide strategy to increase revenue for Colorado-based musicians and music-related businesses while also raising Colorado’s music scene profile within the state and around the world. Colorado Music Strategy is a public-private initiative of Colorado Creative Industries and Bohemian Foundation; both organizations’ executive directors serve on Take Note’s Board of Directors, ensuring alignment between the two initiatives.

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