october, 2020

01oct6:30 pm7:30 pmNotes of Hope: A Virtual Benefit Concert for Education Through Music-Colorado Featuring Mimi and the Podd Brothers & Emorja Roberson


Event Details

Join us for an evening of soulful jazz and gospel music from the comfort of your own home! 

We could all use some inspiration. A reminder of what’s good. Some notes of hope.

Education Through Music-Colorado (ETM-CO) is bringing music education to hundreds of children in Denver during this challenging time. Help us continue this work and make a better world for these children, ensuring equitable and accessible music education is part of their lives.  

This concert will take place via livestream on YouTube and Facebook (links will be sent out to registrants in advance) and is free to the public with a suggested donation of $25 per person. Proceeds will go to ETM-CO.

About Education Through Music-Colorado

ETM-CO forms multi-year partnerships with under-resourced schools to provide music as a core subject for all children and to create school communities that value the arts. ETM-CO believes every child deserves quality music education. Delivered as part of a well-rounded education, music can catalyze students’ improvement in achievement, motivation for school, and self-confidence. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, ETM-CO has doubled in size this school year, partnering with four elementary schools in Denver to reach nearly 1400 students with music education.

About Mimi and the Podd Brothers

Based in NYC, Mimi & the Podd Brothers are a fresh take on early jazz with classical trimmings and soulful underpinnings. They pride themselves on re-inventing the classics and retrograding the contemporary. Feisty, fun, soulful and honkey-tonk all at once, Mimi and the Podd Brothers will take you from Harlem to New Orleans, to France and the tin-pan alley.

About Emorja Roberson

Emorja Roberson is a pianist, conductor, composer, and vocalist in classical and gospel music. Roberson graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance (‘13) and was as the first African-American to graduate with a Master of Sacred Music in Vocal Performance (‘17) from the University of Notre Dame. Currently, Roberson is a student of Dr. Mark Doerries and is the first African-American student in the Doctor of Musical Arts program to study Choral Conducting with a focus in African-American repertoire.

In June 2019, he made his national debut on Season 9 of BET’s “Sunday Best” competition as a top 20 contestant, and in March 2020, his recent composition, “Seek Ye First” from The Evening Musicale (2019), was featured on Sirius XM 64 (Kirk Franklin’s Praise). Roberson is the recipient of the 2020 Song of the Year award and the 2020 People’s Choice Award with Independent Gospel Artist Alliance Award. He is the Director of Voices of Faith Gospel Choir and the Founder/Host for Black@ND.


(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm