Over the span of its 21-year history, the Conservatory has received numerous local, regional and national awards. Among them, the prestigious designation as a Royal Conservatory Music Development Founding School for excellence in pedagogy, and an Arts Schools Network Exemplary School.


Arts Schools Network National Award

The Conservatory was recently designated a 2017-2022 Arts School Network exemplary school. The designation recognizes excellence in strategic evaluation of purpose, operations and educational programs and is the school’s third consecutive distinction.

Accolades from Community Leaders

“I love seeing the results of my donations to the Colorado Springs Conservatory.  These kids not only learn to become great performers – they also learn how to be great people with skills and ambitions that will take them far.  I’m proud to support the top-notch arts education, performance opportunities and creative community engagement the Conservatory provides. It is an outstanding community asset.” –  Kathy Loo, Philanthropist and Community Leader

“Congratulations to the Colorado Springs Conservatory for the second consecutive national distinction. We are fortunate to have this great institution serving thousands of students in our region for more than 20 years. Thank you for contributing to the economic vitality of our region and your commitment to community advocacy. We wish you the very best!”
– John Suthers, Mayor – City of Colorado Springs

“Congratulations. Access to the arts is a critical component to learning, and as many El Paso County families know, this award is well deserved.”

-Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator

“The Conservatory hits all the right notes by enhancing the quality of life in our community by training and nurturing young people in our community, showcasing their artistic talents AND encouraging them to pursue their dreams and reach their full potential.”

-Amy Lathen, Chair Board of County Commissioners changed to Board of El Paso County Commissioners

“Congratulations on this well-earned recognition. The Conservatory is an asset unique among communities in the West. Performance, instruction, and connection all come together under Linda’s BIG vision. The region’s business community is proud of the Conservatory!”

– Dirk Draper, President and CEO – Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance

Conservatory Awards and Recognition Include:

  • Mayor’s Spirit of the Springs Award 2016
  • Milestone Achievement Award 2015 from the National Guild of Community Arts Schools (link)
  • William Funk Award for Building Stronger Communities for 2016 from the Colorado NonProfits Association
  • Arts Schools Network Exemplary School (2013-15 and 2015-17)
  • Royal Conservatory Founding School
  • Gazette Best Of Awards (2015):
    • Best Date Night – The Mezzanine
    • Mover-Shaker in the Arts – Gold – Linda Weise
    • Nonprofit Arts Group – Gold – Colorado Springs Conservatory
    • Musical – Bronze – Oklahoma!
    • Changing Disabilities to Abilities Through Music – Jorden “Jordy” Smith,
    • A Positive Note, Colorado Springs Conservatory
  • Mayor’s Spirit of the Springs Award (2013)
  • El Paso County State of the Region – Making a Difference Award –Presented to Linda Weise and the Colorado Springs Conservatory (2013)
  • El Pomar Foundation – Awards for Excellence , Arts & Humanities (2008)
  • Colorado Springs Diversity Forum presented by the Colorado Springs Business Journal
  • Colorado Springs Conservatory – Nonprofit Division
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Colorado Springs Alumnae Chapter –Presented to Linda Weise (2015)
  • Girls Scouts of Colorado – Women of Distinction – Presented to Linda Weise (2012)
  • Pikes Peak Arts Council Classical Music – Outstanding Small Group (2012)
  • The Chamber of Commerce – State of the City – presented to Linda Weise and Keith Wells (2007)
  • Harrison Village Variety Show – Most Creative Presentation (2010)
  • Gay & Lesbian Fund – Outstanding Non-Profit Organization (2007)
  • Pikes Peak Arts Council Awards (2002, 2004, 2007)
  • Colorado Springs Business Journal – Women of Influence – Presented to Linda Weise (2006)
  • Pikes Peak Arts Council Classical Music – Small Ensemble, Amahl and the Night Visitors, presented to Linda Weise & Thomas Wilson, co-producers for the Colorado Springs Conservatory and The Chamber Orchestra of the Springs (2004)
  • 55th Annual Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast Sponsor
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