Aspen Music Festival And School

Musical Connections

The Musical Connections program brings support to the music educators and music students of the Roaring Fork Valley by offering in-school enrichment and programming designed for students involved in their school music programs. Through programs such as AMFS Honor Ensembles, Musicians in Schools, Educational Support, and Musical Connections Concerts, teachers are able to enhance their core curriculum with quality music experiences for all involved students.

AMFS Honor Ensembles

All-Valley Honor Choir and All-Valley Middle School Honor Band will return in the 2019-2020 school year.

Musicians in the Schools – AMFS Residencies

AMFS works with CU Boulder and professional ensembles to bring residencies to the classrooms of the Roaring Fork Valley. The 2018-2019 school year’s offerings include:

CU Boulder - String Quartet: Ajax Quartet: (February 4-6, 2019) The University of Colorado - Boulder’s Graduate String Quartet in Residence, the Ajax Quartet, kicks off the Musicians in the Schools programming with their second residency visit to the Roaring Fork Valley.  They’ll work with students in elementary schools across the area and with the students enrolled in the AMFS’s Beginning Strings program.  During their residency, the quartet will present a performance at the Basalt Regional Library as part of the Music at the Library concert series on Monday, February 4 at 5:30pm.

CU Boulder – Brass Quintet and Wind Quintet: (April 15-17, 2019) For the third year in a row, both the University of Colorado Brass Quintet and Wind Quintet will join us for a joint residency, offering interactive concerts for elementary schools, side-by-side rehearsal and masterclass opportunities for middle and high school bands, and live performances for all schools.  During their residency, the brass and woodwind players will present a performance at the Basalt Regional Library as part of the Music at the Library concert series on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 5:30 pm.

A professional ensemble residency will return to the AMFS in the 2019-2020 school year.

Educational Support: Our Education Department is happy to assist local music teachers in their classrooms. Contact Katie Hone Wiltgen or Heather Kendrick to set up an appointment.


To learn more, please contact:
Katie Hone Wiltgen
Director of Education and Community Programming
970 205 5055

To support this program, please contact:
Steve Haddad
Vice President for Advancement
970 205 5060                                                 

Significant underwriting of the Musical Connections program is provided through a generous contribution from Mary Hugh Scott.



Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO