Education and Outreach
BCOC’s educational programs introduce Baroque music and period instruments to people of all ages and backgrounds. Below are just a few of our programs.
Baroque Demos for 5th Graders
BCOC is honored by periodic visits from 5th graders from Denver and Aurora schools. Typically up to 100 students come for an up-close observation of a working rehearsal, in which BCOC musicians prepare for an upcoming concert. Before and after the rehearsal period, the 5th graders learn about music and instruments from the Baroque period.
Partnership with Boulder Suzuki Strings
As part of our focus on developing young talent, BCOC has an ongoing partnership with Boulder Suzuki Strings, the largest Suzuki program on the Colorado Front Range. Once a year, BCOC presents a group of Boulder Suzuki students performing Baroque pieces in one of our regular concerts. Our musicians provide guidance and coaching on Baroque style.
Apprentice and Mentoring Program
Each year, we invite an outstanding graduate student or pre-professional musician to play with us over an entire season to learn about playing in a professional Baroque orchestra. We also help create informal mentoring opportunities between orchestra members and local young musicians interested in historical performance.
For more information, contact BCOC Artistic Director Frank Nowell
In 2013 BCOC helped Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Early Music Ensemble and Opera Theater mount an ambitious production of an early opera, with funding from Early Music America. BCOC also provides ongoing coaching and mentoring to MSU students. Our new partnership with Regis University includes open rehearsals and demos for students, as well as free and discounted tickets for the Regis community.