Programs for Local Youth
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the full 2020 session of the Aspen Music Festival and School is canceled. Registration for school-year AfterWorks programs (Beginning Strings, Lead Guitar, and Maroon Bel Canto Choirs) will open in August. 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:
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.
The AMFS would like to thank its generous Education and Community programming supporters including: Alpine Bank of Aspen, The Aspen Thrift Shop, Stephen Brint and Mark Brown, the Golub Family Foundation, Sue Anne Griffith, Leelee and Bill Harriman, Edith Kallas and Joe Whatley, Les Dames D’Aspen, Tita and Dan McCarty, the Meinig Family Foundation, Janet and Tom O’Connor, Beverle and Marc Ostrofsky, Hensley and James Peterson, Pitkin County Dry Goods, Anne and Chris Reyes, and U.S. Bank. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and include "Photo/Media Opt-Out" in the email subject field.