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How the governor and music heavy hitters plan to make sure every Colorado kid has access to an instrument and instruction

PSA announcement with Governor Hickenlooper and The Fray's Isaac Slade

Isaac Slade leans on Governor Hickenlooper as he plays a little tune on his guitar after their PSA shoot. An exclusive on a new Colorado music foundation, an education-focused nonprofit with a powerful board of directors and the backing of Governor Hickenlooper, AEG Live Rocky Mountains and the Anschutz family, that's looking to bring more music to schools amid budget cuts for music and the arts in general. Governor Hickenlooper and Isaac Slade (The Fray) shoot a PSA to announce the foundation March 6, 2017 in Denver, Colorado at the Governors office. (Photo by John Leyba/The Denver Post)



"Hickenlooper’s goal of giving every Colorado child the same chance at musical self-expression moved a step closer to reality Monday with the unveiling of his ambitious new music-education nonprofit, with help from some of the region’s most powerful music-industry machinery and creative talent.

"The goal of the newly named Colorado Music Coalition — and its Take Note Colorado initiative — is to give every child in Colorado, from kindergarten through 12th grade, access to musical instruments and professional instruction."


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