Winona Martin

From Wolf Trap Opera Singer, Winona Martin, The Allied Arts Inc, “supported my attendance of the Prague Summer Nights program” where she sang Cherubino in the Estates Theatre.  She adds, “The lessons, coachings, connections, and incomparable stage experience I received at Prague Summer Nights prepared me for the incredible opportunities I’m participating in now, and […]

Megan Marino

From Metropolitan Opera and Santa Fe Opera singer, Megan Marino, “I’m well established as an American opera singer and I have recently started to branch out, founding a brand new nonprofit 501c3 arts organization in Creede, CO. titled Creede Musical Arts Collective, Inc.”  She adds, “None of this could be possible without the integral help […]

Ross Snyder

From Ross Snyder, violinist with the Tesla String Quartet named “Chamber Choice” by BBC Music Magazine and second prize winner at the 12th Banff International String Quartet competition. The Allied Arts Inc, funding for a “recording project was immensely helpful as we worked to explore new musical avenues and build our media presence.”  He adds, […]


The year was 1920. “The Allied Arts was founded at a time of surging growth in Denver to encourage artistic aspirations. Supporters, Jean Cranmer, Anne Evans, Burnham Hoyt, and others, believed that encouraging the energy and intelligence of the young would determine a luminous future for Denver.”

Allen Young, a music critic in Denver and author of Opera in Central City and Exotic and Irrational: Opera in Denver 1879-2006, crafted The History of the Allied Arts – 1920-1995 like an insightful storyteller. Read about the careers of sculptors and singers and visual artists
who left marks on the art world. The book convinces readers that financial support does indeed make the difference for pre-professional artists.

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