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Alliance for Music Education Equity (AMEE)

The Alliance for Music Education Equity (AMEE) is the backbone organization of a collective impact effort of music organizations that are passionate about equity, diversity, and inclusivity, and are committed to cooperatively making systemic change in music education across Denver.

AMEE's vision: "We imagine a future Denver where music organizations have come together to take joint action so that all people (regardless of their resources, ethnicity, neighborhood, sexuality, gender identity, or age) can find greater self-actualization through music. We imagine a sustainable continuum of comprehensive music education that has a ripple effect, bringing more joy and increased well-being across the broader community. We imagine a cooperative, solutions-oriented network that is adaptive and responsive to the changing needs of this great city so that the power of music is unleashed in new and creative ways."

AMEE's Goals:

  • Create a long-term shared vision and strategy for the desired future of Music Education in Denver.
  • Engage with students and the community in meaningful conversations around equity and the importance of each voice.
  • Create systemic change through our work to institutionalize equity in our community.
  • Develop community awareness of Denver’s music education challenges.
  • Collaborate with Denver Public Schools at the district and individual school levels to support music education capacity and equity in Denver.
  • Ensure access to an ongoing, active musical life for all people in Denver.

AMEE's members include:

  • Colorado Children's Chorale
  • Colorado Honor Band
  • Colorado Symphony
  • Denver Young Artists Orchestra
  • El Sistema Colorado
  • Inside the Orchestra
  • Little Kids Rock
  • Metropolitan State University
  • Newman Center for the Performing Arts
  • Swallow Hill Music
  • VOCO Vocal Coalition

For more information about AMEE or how to become a member, please visit the Alliance for Music Education Equity (AMEE) Facebook Page.

 

Our Impact This Year

  • Scholarships Awarded

    $20000

  • Volunteer Hours

    750

  • Dollars Raised

    $46000

  • Program Participants

    250

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