New NRO Board Member

Michael BruggemanThe National Repertory Orchestra welcomes Michael Bruggeman back to the NRO Board of Trustees.  Mike has served on our board in prior years and has remained an active supporter and concert-goer.

He holds an MSOD in Organizational Design and Development from Loyola University’s School of Business in Chicago, where he spent 7 of his 22 years in hospital administration.  Mike has been responsible for strategic planning, marketing, support operations, clinical operations, IT and human resources functions.  Mike maintains a personal interest in integrative health and wellness services, and has led several building projects and new service implementations which bridge traditional and nontraditional therapies in the hospital setting.

Mike is the CEO of a several thriving ecommerce skin care and wellness lifestyle businesses. NatrualBeautyGroup.com was founded in 2002 and was reinvented in 2014 to encompass a broader wellness lifestyle focus.  In 2008, Mike embarked on a personal quest to develop a men’s product line equivalent in scope to any of the major women’s brands.  Mike is also the CEO of Organic Male OM4, the first type-specific skin care system to address the clinical differences in male skin. Organic Male is offered in leading spas throughout North America and hotel brands such as Starwood, Marriott, Montage Properties, Hyatt, Omni and Leading Hotels of the World.  OM4’s is currently expanding export operations in targeted international locations.

Prior to working in hospital administration and becoming an entrepreneur, Mike pursued a music career and majored in bassoon performance with a minor in piano.  After switching majors in junior year, Mike still maintains an interest in the performing arts, supporting many music organizations across the US.  In 2003, Mike launched and served as Board Chair of the La Conner Institute of Performing Arts an organization that sought to support cultural tourism in the Town of La Conner by offering an annual Winter into Spring performing arts program, including the very popular Emerging Artist concert which was an audition only event for young local artists.

Mike enjoys living in Summit County which affords him the opportunity to fully embrace his life’s motto: work hard, play hard and make a difference.

Volunteers Needed!

Wine Food PicBreckenridge Wine Classic
September 16 – 18, 2016
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The National Repertory Orchestra is thrilled to be the beneficiary of this year’s Breckenridge Wine Classic! This event features incredible dinners, seminars, and wine tasting events throughout the weekend. We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to help this wonderful event run smoothly. Volunteer perks include discounted tickets to the Toast of Breckenridge grand finale event and a free event t-shirt! Click the button below to sign up today:

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Colorado Public Radio NRO Article

DSC_0922 cropped smallOn July 19th Colorado Public Radio published a lovely piece on the NRO called, “At National Repertory Orchestra, Young Musicians Learn More Than The Classics.”  Be sure to listen to the audio portion (find it at the top of the article, above the photo), which accompanies the written article and is a joy to listen to!  Check it out HERE

Online Art Auctions

Trio acrylic painting - Art on a WhimEvery year since 2009, Art on a Whim Gallery in Breckenridge has partnered with local music organizations to bring together the visual and auditory art worlds. As has become tradition, they are donating two paintings to the National Repertory Orchestra this summer. 100% of the proceeds raised from the auctions go directly to the NRO and the actions end on Thursday, July 28th! So start bidding! 

Art on a Whim (100 N. Main St., Breckenridge) is also hosting a wonderful reception for the NRO, BMF and Summit Public Radio supporters on Saturday, July 23rd at 5:30 pm. Please attend! Drinks and hor d’oeuvres will be served.

Find Out More About The Auctions

To bid on the beautiful paintings below, click on the painting and it will take you directly to the online auction websites!

Sunlit Magic - Art on a Whim


“Sunlit Magic” Mixed-Media on Gallery Wrapped Canvas by Lelija Roy


Donated to the National Repertory Orchestra






Trio acrylic painting - Art on a Whim


“Trio” Acrylic on Panel in Wooden Frame by David V. Gonzales


Donated to the National Repertory Orchestra




Summer Match Madness!

PrintWe did it!  We met our match limit with Slifer Smith & Frampton!

On Monday, July 11th we announced that Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate was going to make a splash with
S U M M E R  M A T C H  M A D N E S S !

Through this program, Slifer Smith & Frampton agreed to match all donations made in the month of July to the National Repertory Orchestra dollar for dollar up to $2,000 (up to $15,000 total for all supported nonprofits).  Meaning that your donation went twice as far!

The response from donors was amazing – on the first day we doubled the match limit!  Thank you to all for your generous support and thank you to Slifer Smith & Frampton!!