The Orville Moore Memorial Award

The Orville Moore Memorial Award is named for a Denver-born baritone who was assisted in 1950 by The Allied Arts, Inc. to pursue further studies of art song and German Lieder in New York. Else Replogle, a longtime friend of the organization, with the help of the Allied Arts board, created the Oville Moore Memorial Award with funds from her estate. This annual award is given to one of our awardees.

Coming performance...
The Allied Arts, Inc. is delighted to announce that tenor Michael Hoffman will sing at the annual 2017
Orville Moore art song recital.
It will be held on April 30th at 4:00 pm at the Washington Park Community Church of Christ.
  400 S. Williams St. Denver, CO 80209
Tickets for the recital and a light supper will be $35, payable to
  The Allied Arts, Inc.
Please send payment to
  Elizabeth Sweeney
  3712 E. 6th Ave.
  Denver, CO 80206

Teresa Castillo Acclaimed for his warm, captive and honest stage presence, Michael Hoffman, a native of Minnesota, is an avid performer and interpreter of art song, oratorio, opera, and choral music, and is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder. While working on his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Minnesota, Hoffman was exposed to the beauty and intimacy of German Lieder, and this sparked a passion which lead him to the Franz Schubert Institut in Austria in 2013 and 2014.

This past summer, he attended Songfest in Los Angeles as a member of the Professional Program where he furthered his knowledge of song and performance practices with some of the world's leading performers and pedagogues of the vocal repertoire. This wonderful privilege was made possible by The Allied Arts.

In addition to numerous song recitals, Michael's recent career highlights include his Carnegie Hall debut performing Schubert's Auf dem Strom, Alfredo in Elkund Opera's production of Die Fledermaus (2016), Jacey Squires in Wilson's The Music Man (2015), and Spoletta in Puccini's Tosca (2015) with the Colorado Symphony; Ferrando in Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte (2015), and Martin in Copland's The Tender Land (2016) with CU's Eklund Opera; and appearing as the tenor soloist for the Boulder Philharmonic's performance of Handel's Messiah (2015), and as tenor soloist with the Oratory Bach Ensemble, Minneapolis (2014, 2015, 2016). In the Spring of 2017, Michael will solo with the Colorado Masterworks Chorus in Handel's Israel in Egypt and Tamino in Eklund Opera's production of Die Zauberflote.

Please note that new applications are due with a postmarked deadline of
April 15th, 2017. We look forward to supporting more artists achieve their goals.

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!"


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
Tenor 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 will record Eugene Ysaye's six solo violin sonatas for MRS Classics.
Teresa Castillo, Soprano - 2015 Caramoor Summer Music Festival
John Merz, Tenor - 2015 New Music on the Point
Thomas Kittle, Baritone – 2015 Auditions in Germany
Ruth L. Carver, - 2015, Debuting with Boulder Opera’s Don Giovanni
Brendan Bondurant, Guitarist – 2014 Guest guitarist for Humphrey Cobb
Toku Kawata, Pianist - 2014 Aspen Music School