The Roaring Fork Music Society is dedicated to classical music education and to building a broad community of student and professional musicians and listeners through its music education and performance programs.


The Roaring Fork Music Society (RFMS) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado. 

The Roaring Fork Youth Orchestra is the primary program of the Roaring Fork Music Society. The RFYO program is available to all students in the Roaring Fork Valley region regardless of their ability to pay tuition. Need-based scholarships are available to all students for RFYO tuition and private lessons. The RFYO aims to eliminate the barriers to musical study by offering rehearsals in multiple locations, providing need-based scholarships, and loaning instruments to students free of charge. Bringing classical and traditional music to the community and audiences on Colorado's western slope is important to the RFMS. All concerts are free and open to the public. Children are always welcome. 


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RFMS Board of Directors and Staff

Roaring Fork Music Society

Board of Directors

John Seybold, President

Gordon MacAlpine, Treasurer

Mili Johnson, Secretary

Bill Capps

Benjamin DeKock

Katy Frisch

Sarah Graf

Ross Kribbs

Nancy Thomas

Carrie Wells

Terms for directors and officers are up for re-election or renewal each January.

Updated February 2019



Bill Capps, Music Director

Sarah Graf, Executive Director, RFYO Program Director, Cello Mentor 

Brittni Brown, RFYO Violin Mentor

Ross Kribbs, RFYO Violin Mentor

Erin Gallagher, RFYO Viola and Violin Mentor

Rob Merritt, RFYO Woodwind, brass, and percussion mentor

Go to Music Director and Mentor Bios



The Roaring Fork Music Society is run by an all-volunteer board of directors with RFMS and RFYO staff members volunteering their time to attend board meetings and advise. We are always looking for more volunteers to help with organizing RFYO events, fundraising, planning outreach concerts, and serving on committees. Please contact us if you are interested in getting involved. The RFMS Board meets at least three times each year, usually in January, May, and September. All records and minutes from past meetings are available upon request.

The Roaring Fork Music Society's 1023 Application, Statement of Approval of 501(c)3 status, Form 990 and other public documents are all available upon request. 

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