Mission, Vision and Values


Intermezzo is a 501(c)(3) that provides music education in north Denver and northern suburbs—both ensemble and private lessons—regardless of financial status. We offer opportunities for undergrad music students to teach ensembles and private lessons. We fill the gap left by cancelled music programs in public schools and support existing programs. We are a safety-net for at-risk youth. Intermezzo works to increase creativity, confidence, self-accountability, and team-building skills for each student.


To inspire and empower a diverse population of students through music.

“Music is the great uniter. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.”

― Sarah Dessen


To provide a safe environment for all students from all communities while instilling a lifelong love of music, the arts, and learning.

Nondiscrimination Statement

Intermezzo Academy of Music and Broomfield Youth Symphony—as well as individual programs and activities—does not discriminate against any person, group or organization based on age, race, color, creed, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, transgender status or identity, pronoun preference, marital status, veteran or military status, political affiliation or position, or disability.

This statement applies to students, staff, board, volunteers and anyone we come into contact with.