Aspen Music Festival And School

Programs for Local Youth

Registration for school-year AfterWorks programs (Beginning Strings and Lead Guitar) will open on September 1, 2020.  2021 summer information and registration for Education and Community summer programming will be available on our website in late winter. 

The Aspen Music Festival and School is dedicated to the goal of inspiring the next generation of classical music enthusiasts.  The AMFS maintains its fundamental commitment to music education showcased throughout the summer with year round educational programming offered to students of all ages in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Find what you're looking for:

After-school music programs: (Beginning Strings, Lead Guitar, Maroon Bel Canto Choirs)

Private lessons during the summer: Festival Lessons and P.A.L.S.

AMFS music experiences during the school year: In-school Programs (including AfterWorks and Musical Connections)

Honor ensembles for local students: Musical Connections

Free and fun music programs for young kids and families: Festival for Kids

Summer programming for local music students: P.A.L.S.



NOTE FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS:  Throughout the summer, the AMFS staff photographers take photos/videos of select Festival for Kids and AMFS Education events.  By attending the events, parents and/or legal guardians give permission for their child’s likeness to be used in photographs, video, or any media created and distributed by the AMFS or AMFS-approved entities.  If you do NOT wish your child's likeness to be used in photographs, video, or any forms of media by the AMFS, please contact Katie Hone Wiltgen at and include "Photo/Media Opt-Out" in the email subject field.

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO