Sharing the Magic of Music

Musical experiences for kids and adults that spark imagination, learning, and pure joy

Off the Hook Arts brings the joy of learning music to children in the Fort Collins-Loveland-Windsor-Wellington region who may otherwise not be able to afford it. For kids who dream of making music, we provide the instruments, the teachers, and the opportunity to learn all that music can teach us. For many, this enrichment is truly life-changing.

The earlier children are exposed to music education, the more they benefit. As kids practice and improve, they think more creatively — and not just about music. They absorb many lessons with lifelong value. Their self-confidence builds. And before long, they are doing better in school and becoming more grounded, and emotionally and socially mature human beings.

Michele Castro

Executive Director Jephta Bernstein and student

Mike Block and Sandeep Das of the Silk Road Ensemble

To fund our programs, we created a unique, intimate Garden Concert Series that are engaging, interactive, and thoroughly delightful, featuring renowned Colorado performers in a wide variety of genres. Our SummerFest is a cross-disciplinary event that brings world-class local and international artists to our community as well as experts in the sciences and arts. Their TED Talk-style presentations challenge us to connect the dots, relate their discussions to the festival music, and think more creatively. 

These concerts and festivals of classical, jazz, and world music enrich the fabric of musical life in our community, offering all who love music fresh ways in which to learn about and be inspired by it.

Proudly supported by our sponsors

Off the Hook Arts is pleased to announce that it has been designated as a BBB Accredited Charity by Better Business Bureau Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming. Off the Hook Arts met all 20 BBB standards for Charity Accountability, which were developed to assist the public in making sound giving decisions and to foster public confidence in charitable organizations.