Music leads to making a difference
By Kathy Fallert; photos courtesy of Robin Scurto
Resident in the Castle Pines community since 1996, Robin Scurto has been a truly involved citizen in the community over the years. Scurto, who loves where she lives commented, “I love the feeling of calm that washes over me each time I enter the neighborhood. It’s a blessing to live in such a beautiful area with the wildlife we see on a daily basis!”
Graduate of Michigan State University, Scurto has a degree in music education. She taught in the Douglas County School District (DCSD) for over a decade, teaching beginning band at Buffalo Ridge Elementary and Timber Trail Elementary as well as several other schools in the district. Mom to three grown sons, her oldest boy was part of the first graduating class at Rock Canyon High School. Scurto reflected, “We were quite involved with the band program. I remember unpacking all the new instruments with a group of students and the excitement that generated! It sure has grown since the Class of ‘07.”
Now employed at the Lone Tree Arts Center (LTAC), Scurto has worked in various capacities at LTAC since 2014 including house manager, box office representative and development and marketing associate. She has also spearheaded several community outreach programs to include performance modifications to enhance the environment for patrons with sensory sensitivities and memory loss.
Currently, Scurto is part of the development team serving as the director of individual giving. Scurto remarked, “Working at the arts center is truly a wonderful blend of my musical background and my desire to make a difference in our community. I believe in arts and culture for all, and the vision of the Lone Tree Arts Center aligns with this perfectly.”
In her free time, Scurto loves to knit, spend time with family and Mae, her 11 lb. papi-poo (cross between a Papillon and a Poodle). In addition, she and her husband, Chris, enjoy traveling abroad about which she quipped, “We can’t wait for that to happen again!”
Scurto has also been a member of Kiwanis for more than 10 years. In August, she will be installed as the Governor of the Rocky Mountain District which is comprised of Colorado, Wyoming and the panhandle of Nebraska. “Through Kiwanis, I have had the opportunity to make a difference not only in the lives of children in our community but globally as well,” said Scurto. “Helping kids grow and develop their servant heart is one of the many ways we have an impact.”
After a year of livestreams and limited capacity performances, LTAC announced its 2021-2022, tenth anniversary season to patrons in early June. There is much to enjoy, including a new jazz series called Gerald Albright’s Lone Tree Sessions. Specific show information can be found at their website www.LoneTreeArtsCenter.org.