Mission: Rocky Mountain Arts Association exists to build community through music.
Purpose: The Choruses of the Rocky Mountain Arts Association have joined together as an organization to make an artistic statement: the Choruses, as they sing, provide educational, cultural and social enrichment for our audiences and ourselves, and we identify as an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and straight (GLBTS) people and supporters that is actively making a positive contribution to the entire community.
Rocky Mountain Arts Association (RMAA) was founded in 1982 by a group of gay men who sought artistic expression and wanted a place other than bars to gather socially and safely. Our first chorus, the Denver Gay Men's Chorus (DGMC) was the first arts program in Colorado to use "gay" in its name. Now celebrating our 36th year, RMAA has performed over 500 concerts in 12 states and two countries to audiences of over one million people. The Denver Women's Chorus joined the Denver Gay Men's Chorus under the Rocky Mountain Arts Association banner in 2008.
The Denver Gay Men's Chorus completed their 36th concert season with Home: Building Pride, Finding Family, a very special collaboration with 4 local non-profits that deal with homelessness and which raised over $10000 for them. DGMC sang with Alan Cummings this last year as well as a first ever outreach within the Denver Public Schools at George Washington High School. DGMC reached over 19,000 audience members in this season.
The Denver Women's Chorus also had a wonderful season, celebrating women in movie music and When I Grow Up, a collaboration with the Denver Children's Choir and SOAR! Youth and Adult Choir. Over 3500 audience members thrilled to the sound of DWC in 2018.
RMAA will continue to be a voice for love, acceptance, tolerance, and validation for those who most often do NOT have a voice, through its music and outreach.