The Allied Arts, Inc., depends on faithful donors to continue giving grants to artists like Michael Hoffman, The Altius String Quartet, Sharon Park and many others. While we receive modest funding from the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, our grants are primarily funded by individuals who are committed to supporting young pre-professional artists. The Allied Arts, Inc., is dedicated to aiding young artists develop their careers. In 2020 the organization will celebrate its centennial. Please consider sending a donation to The Allied Arts, Inc. We are a 501C3 non-profit organization with minimal administrative costs.


Save the Date for the Orville Moore Recital

On Sunday September 30th at 4 pm, The Altius Quartet will perform at a home in Hilltop in Denver. The one hour program featuring Haydn and Schumann will be followed by a light supper. All funds from the ticket sales go directly to support The Allied Arts, Inc.'s mission of assisting pre-professional artists. Our grants help with auditions, coaching, participation in festivals and travel expenses. Tax deductible tickets are $40. Write your check to The Allied Arts, Inc. Your check is your reservation. Acknowledgement of receipt will be provided via email. Seating will be limited to 30 guests.

Altius String Quartet

Mail checks to:
Elizabeth Sweeney
3712 E. 6th Ave.
Denver, CO 80206

Deriving their name from the Olympic motto: "Citius, Altius, Fortius," (Latin for Faster, Higher, Stronger,); Altius strives to communicate art to a more diverse audience through community engagement and innovative repertoire. Having recently released their debut album, "Dress Code," Altius is receiving critical praise for their musicianship and versatility.

As grand prize winners in the Classics Alive Young Artists Competition, Altius Quartet was awarded management with Executive Director, Jean Schreiber. Altius has been awarded prizes at the 2016 Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition, the 2014 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the 2014 Coltman Chamber Music Competition. In the fall of 2017 Altius released their second album on the Parma Label of Dmitri Shostakovich's String Quartets Nos. 7, 8, and 9.

Formed in 2011 at Southern Methodist University Meadows School of the Arts, Alltius recently completed their tenure as Fellowship String Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Colorado-Boulder, mentored by the renowned Takacs Quartet. The quartet has an active performance schedule at music festivals, series, and universities throughout the United States, including: Carnegie Hall, Chamber Music Cincinnati, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival. Altius has worked with many of the foremost artists in chamber music including the Emerson String Quartet, Miro Quartet, Shanghai Quartet, and Kronos Quartet.

Altius Quartet is deeply committed to outreach: teaching in public schools and performing in jazz clubs, bars and cafes. In 2014, the quartet partnered with the Aspen Music Festival and School for educational residencies throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. Beginning in 2016, Altius has done outreach programs for Denver Friends of Chamber Music Denver and Arts Longmont.

When not recording or performing, Altius Quartet enjoys experiencing the great outdoors and friendly rivalry in their Fantasy Football league.

Please note that new applications are due with a postmarked deadline of
April 15th, 2019. We look forward to supporting more artists.

The Allied Arts board heard recently from two of our past grantees.

From Kimberly Patterson:

"I am truly grateful for the generous grant that you have awarded me. ....... The grant gave me the necessary financial help to attend the conference. This was a huge step in my career and I'm so honored and humbled by the support of The Allied Arts, Inc."

From Steven Aguilo-Arbues:

"Thank you so much for granting me the very generous award. I am deeply humbled and grateful for your wonderful generosity. Attending the Miami Music Festival as a conducting fellow is a dream opportunity and you are all making it happen! Thank you very much again for your support and I'll keep you updated on all of my conducting adventures!"


Joshua Sawicki, Pianist – 2017 Attend International Keyboard Institute Festival and competition in
Danielle Lombardi, Soprano - 2017 Attend Young Artist Institute with Opera Steamboat.
Altius Quartet Fellowship String Quartet-in-Residence at CU Boulder, where they were mentored by the
      Takács Quartet. Consisting of Andrew Krimm, Andrew Giordano, Zachary Reaves and Joshua Ulrich.
      – 2017. Compete in the Borciani String Quartet Competition in Regio Emilia, Italy.
Lauren O'Connor who sought mentorship for her fine art career
Indigo Fischer, a flautist, was granted funds to attend the Sewanee Summer Music Festival
Michael Hoffman's grant enabled him to attend the SongFest Vocal Institute in Los Angeles
Corinne Denny, spinto soprano, was awarded funds for spring competition application fees & travel
Sharon Park, violinist recorded Eugene Ysaye's six solo violin sonatas for MRS Classics.
Teresa Castillo, Soprano - 2015 Caramoor Summer Music Festival