Corporate Vision Issue 6

6 CORPORATE VISION / Issue 6 2018 , LindaWeise founded the Colorado Springs Conservatory (CSC) in 1994. Recently, we spoke to Linda who revealedmore to us about the accomplishments of CSC and her new company, Vortici, LLC. Maintaining a Culture of Happiness In 1994, Linda Weise founded the Colorado Springs Conserva- tory (CSC). Always a non-auditioned, arts immersion and fully compre- hensive program, the Conserv- atory was originally intended for young people interested in pursuing collegial level studies and a career in the arts. Over the course of time, programs grew to include younger students whose families wanted to find a ‘ safe and creative ’ space for their children to study the performing arts, though their goals may be outside of the arts. After school programs in music and theatre are now offered for students ages three years to eighteen years. Evolution of the CSC then included daytime partnerships with local school districts and community programs for their military partners, adult piano classes as well as music programs for young people with special needs. Students study individual lessons on any given instrument and focus and addi- tionally engage in composition, theory, theatre, performance, recording arts, movement and piano studies. The CSC has evolved to nearly 70+ mentors and arts immersion programming offered six days a week, fourteen hours a day. The successes of CSC include: • Numerous regional and national recognition • 100% high school graduates gain entrance to 100% of the colleges, conservatories and universities of their choosing • 99% of the at risk youth from the daytime Partner Pro- grams graduate high school • 100% of the enrolled stu- dents in all programs gain confidence, self-awareness, situational awareness, self and mutual respect and resil- ience. These are all factors that weigh heavily into young people growing up to be productive and contributing citizens Vortici, LLC came about in 2016 as a producing vehicle to provide support for creative work from the alumni and mentors from the Conservatory, as well as other emerging and established artists. Additionally, communities from around the globe were interested in establishing a similar program to CSC in their regions and looking for guidance and support. Vortici, LLC is that producing mechanism. Additionally, Linda is proud to have launched Vortici, LLC with her eldest daughter, C.C. Wells as the creative partner. Vortici, LLC will always stay close to the CSC and have a ‘social en- terprise’ element to the business model. Going into detail about the CSC mission, Linda informs us of the outcomes the team hope to achieve. Additionally, Linda also details Vortici LLC’s overall mission and the steps they take to achieve them. “The Mission of the Colorado Springs Conservatory is to inspire, motivate and challenge students to aspire to their highest potential as artists and human beings through arts immersion studies and community arts advocacy. The CSC has become ‘a go to’ institution for families and students in the Pikes Peak Region and the state who desire not only excellent arts training, but that safe and creative space that has become such a necessary 1805CV16