The Arapahoe Philharmonic has been a valuable cultural asset in the Denver metropolitan area since 1953. In addition to its regular season of six masterworks concerts, the orchestra offers many services to the community, including chamber orchestra performances, concerts for elementary school students, Family and Discovery concerts, coaching students from area middle schools and high schools, and competition opportunities.
Our competitions are:
- T. Gordon Parks Collegiate Concerto Competition
- Vincent C. LaGuardia, Jr. Conducting Competition
- Vincent C. LaGuardia, Jr. Composition Competition
The Arapahoe Philharmonic supports the development of aspiring musicians by hosting annual composer, conductor, and soloist competitions. These programs have been on hold due to the pandemic. Please check back for updates in the summer of 2022.
At the Arapahoe Philharmonic, we deeply value the impact our music educators have on our community and the future of music. To show our appreciation, we began the annual Arapahoe Philharmonic Music Educator of the Year Award. The award recognizes exemplary public school instrumental music teachers who work in Arapahoe or Douglas County. Learn more about the award and how to get involved here.