This is the eighth consecutive year Colorado College has released the Conservation in the West Poll.
"I think shining a light on that is exactly what I hoped to be able to do by speaking out."
While the merger will help solve the center's money problems, the college will also take over the center's artistic vision.
A memorable performance of a classic piece, and the story behind its creation.
Hear choice cuts from this year's festival in Colorado Springs at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Felix Mendelssohn's Piano Trio No. 1 performed at the 2014 Colorado College Summer Music Festival. Hear more from the festival as part of CPR Classical's SummerFest broadcast at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 26.
Festival musicians discuss a pair of quartets by underappreciated composers.