About four years ago, University of Colorado Denver professor Storm Gloor developed a class called Music Cities that would teach students about how municipalities could build, grow and sustain music economies. Now he’s teaming with Denver Arts & Venues, the Music District in Fort Collins and CU to bring the international Music Cities Convention to Denver in September 2020.
Around four years ago, Gloor, who teaches in CU Denver’s Music and Entertainment Industry Studies program in the College of Arts and Media, was inspired to start looking into the idea of music cities after hearing a presentation at South by Southwest by Shain Shapiro, founder of Sound Diplomacy, the organization that produces the Music Cities Convention.
“I wanted, at a very high level, to be sure that our students at CU Denver were aware of what we’ve got going here. And I was hoping they would be involved in the future of our music economy.”
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