Inside the Orchestra, JSG

Rating: 5 stars   14 reviews

Issues:

Location: 1165 Delaware Street, Suite 204 Denver CO 80204 USA

Mission: Our mission is to bring orchestra music to young children in the greater Denver metropolitan community, cultivating music appreciation and enhancing their education through an engaging first-hand experience with the orchestra.
Results: "Many of our population have never been exposed to a live orchestra and this was life-changing for them." - Denver teacher
Target demographics: All children of Colorado.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 24,000
Geographic areas served: Currently serving the counties of Denver, Douglas, Adams, Arapahoe, Summit and Boulder
Programs: Inside the Orchestra for elementary students Tiny Tots for kids 6 and under Soloists concerto program
Write a Review

More Info

EIN 74-2210433
303.355.7855
Invite people to share their experience with this nonprofit!

Promote This Nonprofit

GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!

Review this charity on
GreatNonprofits

Community Reviews

Rating: 5 stars  

When it comes to the attention of a child, the field is pretty packed with competitors. It would be a little jaded to suggest that most of the winners in that competition are a touch on the vapid side, so maybe I'm a little jaded. To see this kind of effort put forward and with such effect is reassuring. I couldn't be more impressed.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Was this review helpful? 
profile
Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Inside the Orchestra is an outreach program that puts children, preschool thru 8th grade in, and surrounds kids with orchestral music. This is my 27th season conducting this award winning program that educates and entertains 25,000 kids in the Denver Metro Area. We contract anywhere from 15 to 34 professional union musicians drawn from area symphonies, opera and ballet companies to perform for children, musicians who are not only extremely profiecient on their instruments, but also engage the audiences. Of all the programs that I have worked on in my 35 year career-- this concept is the most rewarding. Tom Jensen, Music Director, ISO

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing children go on to take music lessons, major in music, perform with major symphony orchestras after having a concerto experience with our orchestra-- we have one student performer at each of our concerts throughout the season

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

add more professional musicians... !

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What is unique about this organization?

No one does what we do-- our inside concept is unique.

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

The passion within this organization from the board members to the musicians is quite clear and contagious. It has been an incredible experience working with the members of this group to bring music to the ears of those who would not have otherwise experienced it. I'm looking forward to continuing my volunteer work with this group!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

I have recently joined the board for Inside the Orchestra (ISO) and have been exceedingly surprised by the organization's commitment to serving children throughout the Denver community. Tom Jensen, the music director, definitely puts his whole heart into his work. His energetic personality helps to spark the musical interests of all those who attend our events. I truly hope all families throughout Denver can make it to an event and take advantage of the many benefits of membership with ISO. Not only is it a great way to improve children's musical abilities early on, but membership provides free tickets, discounts at local stores and more!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Was this review helpful?