The Morgan Community College Center for Arts and Community Enrichment started in 2011. It operates as a program of the college and sponsors culturally enriching experiences throughout the communities served by MCC. The mission of CACE is to enhance the quality of lives through artistic, cultural, social, and intellectual activities. CACE has a committee structure with members from both the college and the community. The committees identify possible speakers, artists and musical groups that might fulfill the program’s mission. Thanks to generous donations from the community, CACE events are free and open to the public. Each summer CACE publishes its calendar of events, listing fifteen to twenty events offered during the year. CACE welcomes new committee members at any time. Interested community members should contact the CACE Coordinator at 970-542-3180.
For more information about CACE please contact:
Suzanna Spears, CACE Coordinator at 970-542-3180, or email@example.com.
If you would like to drop us a line, please send mail to:
Morgan Community College
Center for Arts and Community Enrichment
300 Main Street
Fort Morgan, CO 80701
Gallery of Fine Art
Call for Artists: Celebrating MCC’s 50th Anniversary
August 13- August 27
Morgan Community College’s Center for Art and Community Enrichment (CACE) Gallery of Fine Art is currently seeking artwork submissions for a juried group exhibition celebrating MCC and its influence on education and community enrichment throughout five decades in northeastern Colorado. The college’s tagline is Imagine, Believe, and Achieve, and artwork representing this theme is welcome.
An artist may submit up to five images no larger than 2MB each of currently available artwork to be exhibited. Those selected to exhibit will be contacted by August 3. Accepted artwork will need to be delivered to the CACE gallery no later than 4:00 p.m. on August 7. Delivery expenses are the responsibility of exhibiting artists.
Please include an image list with artwork title, medium, dimensions, and short description addressing the artwork’s connection to the exhibit theme.
Eligibility: Open to all artists & 2D/3D mediums. Show is juried.
Submission Deadline: August 1, 2020, 5:00 PM.
Show Exhibit: Accepted artwork will be displayed for the public August 13 – 27 in the CACE Gallery of Fine Art, 300 Main Street, Fort Morgan, CO. Artist reception on August 20, 4-7 PM.
Cost: No entry fees. Works can be for sale or display only. CACE retains 10% of the sale price on pieces sold.
Direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
March 5 – April 2
Best of the Best Student Art Show
Awards Presentation: March 5, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
April 23 – May 6
Young Children’s Mixed Media Art Exhibit
Reception: April 23, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
May 14 – June 20
Fabric Portraits Exhibit by Carolyn Harper
Artist Reception: May 14, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
The MCC Jazz Ensemble and MCC Jazz Combo perform jazz music for audiences around Northeast Colorado and beyond.
- The 18 piece MCC Jazz Ensemble big band performs Swing, Latin Jazz, Fusion, and other big band styles
- The 5 piece MCC Jazz Combo focuses on jazz standards from Bebop to vocal music
The MCC Jazz Ensemble and MCC Jazz Combo have performed around the state of Colorado at:
- The Colorado State Capitol
- The Glenn Miller Swing Fest in Fort Morgan
- Christmas on the Corridor in Bennett
- Big band festivals in Greeley and Estes Park
- MCC Commencement
- Annual Spring and Fall concerts in Fort Morgan
The band has performed alongside some of the finest jazz artists in the state including the Air Force Falconaires and Denver vocal soloist Donna Wickham and has done several audio and video recordings including a 2020 video of the world premiere of Glenn Miller Strut by ASCAP Herb Alpert Award winner Elliott Turner.
Enjoy the band’s music below and use the tabs above for more information or to find out how to join!
The ensemble’s influence has extended well beyond the borders of Morgan County. In August 2009, the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD), through the University of Texas, published an article highlighting the community partnership aspect of the project in its national publication “Innovation Abstracts.” Following this, the Association of Community College Business Officers, at a national conference in Palm Springs, selected the project to receive a first-place award for innovation that came with a check for an MCC music scholarship. The CD itself has reached thousands of listeners through playtime on NPR affiliates and radio stations as far away as Hawaii.
In the last several years, the 18 piece MCC Jazz Ensemble and 5 piece MCC Jazz Combo have expanded local membership in the group and worked to support the growing musical community in Morgan County and beyond. The group has collaborated with various musicians and composers including the Air Force Falconaires and Denver vocal soloist Donna Wickham. In 2019, the MCC Jazz Ensemble big band collaborated with ASCAP Herb Alpert Award-winning composer Elliott Turner for the world premiere performance of his composition Glenn Miller Strut.
The jazz ensemble was the subject of a 2020 Fort Morgan Times article entitled MCC Jazz Ensemble Maintains and Reconstructs Tradition.
Are you interested in joining the MCC Jazz Ensemble?
The group accepts higher education students, experienced high school students, and community members with prior experience on a jazz big band instrument (saxophones, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, bass, drum set, and percussion). Participation is free since the cost of attendance is currently covered by scholarship!
Interested musicians should contact director Nick Booker to set up a time to sit in with the band:
For more information, contact director Nicholas Booker at email@example.com or (970) 427-4046.
Home Grown: The Music of Glenn Miller
MCC Jazz Ensemble Inaugural Concert
Suggested donation: $20.00
Fort Morgan Soundscape:
A Commemorative Musical Collection
Suggested donation: $20.00
Stay tuned for more events!
March 14 | 7:00 PM (CANCELED)
Map of My Kingdom
Join us for this play that tackles the critical issue of agriculture land transfer that will hopefully inspire the hesitant and the fearful to start the conversation that cannot wait.
Brush Chamber Ag Appreciation Dinner
Performance starts at 7:30 PM
Brush Secondary Campus, 400 West Ave.
April 3, 7- 8 PM
Mama Magnolia – Soulful Side of Rock
The Sanctuary | Fort Morgan
April 16, 6:30- 8:30 PM
Boulder International Film Festival
Sands Theatre | Brush
Fort Morgan and Sterling Federal Credit Union
Mike and Connie Schingle
Tom and Joy Bryant
Dr. Curt Freed and Family
Brian and April Amack
Robert and Judith Carruth
Mark and Sue Christensen
Ron and Vicki Edwards
Dan and Sharon Kauffman
Jim and Betty McKie
Roger and Susan Schaefer