Sound of the Rockies was formed in 2000 with a strong vision for its place in the Denver community.

Central to its mission is to enrich, inspire and to have a positive impact on performers of all ages. The ensemble has brought its mission to life by partnering with other Denver-area chorus groups and musical organizations to offer robust youth and educational programming.

Summer Harmony Camp

Summer Harmony Camp offers three days of intensive training for young men and women interested in a cappella singing. Based at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colo., the program provides a crash course in the intricacies of four-part, a cappella harmony, in-depth instruction in singing technique and some choreography. Classes are taught by some of the regions most seasoned performers, and campers have the opportunity to see successful ensembles at work. Participants end their camp experience with a performance for friends, family and other Colorado-based a cappella artists. To learn more about Summer Harmony Camp, contact Dr. Tony Pranaitis at (303) 233-6234 or

High School Quartet Contest

Sound of the Rockies and the Denver MountainAires chorus have sponsored the Denver Area High School Quartet Contest since 1999. The contest is open to students ages 14-18 who are part of a four-person a cappella group. Every contestant receives a 50 percent scholarship to Summer Harmony Camp First-place winners receive a full scholarship to Harmony camp, a plaque for their school and a traveling trophy. Contact Dr. Tony Pranaitis at (303) 233-6234 or for more information.

2019 High School Quartet Contest

Monday, February 18, 2019
7 p.m.
Arvada High School
7951 W 65th Ave, Arvada
Registration opens November 2018



52eighty is an award-winning a cappella ensemble for young men and women who are 25 years old and under. Formed in 2008, the chorus is made up of singers from three prominent metro Denver Barbershop Harmony Society choruses: Sound of the Rockies, the Longs Peak Chorus and the Denver MountainAires. The chorus also includes members from high schools, colleges and universities in the region. For more information about 52eighty and the audition process, contact