Jason zumBrunnen from Ratio Beerworks, holding a glass of beer
December 11, 2017

"The fabric of the city"

Cory Phare
When it comes to pairings, beer and music are a natural fit. “Music isn’t just a hobby, but a positive escape to do something different and meaningful,” said Jason zumBrunnen, Brewmaster at Ratio Beerworks . “It’s an emotional response that motivates other areas of your life, too.” He should know....
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Arvada West's vocal showcase, from which several choir groups raised funds for Youth on Record
December 1, 2017

Fund-raising their voices for the cause

Cory Phare
Arvada West choir members perform at a recent choir vocal showcase. When Elena Naccarato, President of Arvada West High School ’s choir leadership team, was tasked at finding a nonprofit partner for their fundraising drive, her mother’s recommendation of Youth on Record was a natural fit. “I know a...
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Graphic designer and musician Levi Wharton
November 24, 2017

Volunteer Profile: Levi Wharton

Cory Phare
You know what’s great? That moment when it all comes together, from individual ideas into a coherent statement, expressed through the vehicle of music. In other words, a song. “It’s so fun to see kids eager to learn about playing and producing their own songs,” said Levi Wharton, volunteer with...
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Volunteers at a Westword event
November 7, 2017

Partner Profile: Interview with Westword's Will Wytias-Sobel

Cory Phare
From the recent Feast event to the annual staples of Tacolandia and the music showcase that bears its name, Westword and Youth on Record’s collaborative relationship has blossomed these past two years – with the city’s residents as beneficiaries. It makes sense, as both organizations are committed...
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Sofar Denver
October 25, 2017

Youth on Record hosts a Sofar event!

On October 21st, 2017, Youth on Record hosted a Sofar event at the Youth Media Studio. View all Photos here Wildflowers performing "Best Mistake" at Sofar Denver on October 21st, 2017
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Video company Telideo shooting Youth On Record student inside the YOR studio
September 8, 2017

Lights... Camera... Rockstars!

Cory Phare
As we sit sipping drinks on a local brewery’s patio, Jurassic 5 comes over the speakers, and the conversation turns to the power of audio. “Music plays an important role in how people stay engaged with anything, really,” says Peter Horton, co-founder of Denver video production company Telideo....
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BG at YOR
August 8, 2017

Big Gigantic Teams up with Youth on Record

BIG GIGANTIC TEAMS UP WITH ABLETON & NATIVE INSTRUMENTS TO GIVE BACK TO DENVER STUDENTS Colorado duo Big Gigantic has announced plans for A Big Gigantic Difference Foundation's 2017 charity project partnering with Denver's Youth on Record (YOR) with donations from Ableton and Native Instruments. All...
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Profile shot of Envy Alo
April 23, 2017

Drink, Drank, Funk: Envy Alo and Beer for YOR

Cory Phare
Boulder-based funksters Envy Alo know how to get people to move their feet. And this Friday, you should shuffle yours down to their set at Crazy Mountain Brewing , where $1 from every beer goes to Youth on Record. With the opportunity to drink great brews for a great cause, we caught up with...
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Black & white image of Andy 'Rok' Guerrero
March 22, 2017

From piracy to prosperity: The opportunity of digital music distribution

Cory Phare
It’s undeniable that digital distribution has come a long way from the swashbuckling days of its Napster pirate infancy. According to Denver music staple Andy “Rok” Guerrero , that’s a good thing. “Anybody, anywhere can be their own record label and put out music,” said the co-founder of both...
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Kimberly Ming
March 15, 2017

Why I teach at YOR

Kimberly Ming , Partner Artist I teach at Youth on Record because of these young souls, they have knowledge and experiences that often go untold. I teach at Youth on Record because of the people around me, You see the students and the staff have become my family. I teach because we all need a...
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