Aspen Music Festival And School


Matthew and Carolyn Bucksbaum Campus Tours

LOCATION: Meet in front of the Hardy Administration Building
SCHEDULE: MONDAYS at 10:15 AM during the summer Festival season
TRANSPORTATION: Access to the pedestrian campus is by free BUS ONLY; take 10 AM bus from RUBEY PARK TRANSIT CENTER

For more information on bus transport call: 970 925 8484

Take a guided tour of the spectacular redeveloped Bucksbaum Campus! This new $80-million complex, blended harmoniously into the 38-acre forested site, comprises state-of-the-art, acoustically designed rehearsal halls, studio teaching spaces, practice rooms, a cafeteria, administrative offices, and more. Stunningly designed by locally based, award-winning architect Harry Teague, who also designed the AMFS’s Benedict Music Tent (2000) and Harris Concert Hall (1993), the buildings combine a contemporary-industrial chic with angles and materials evocative of the surrounding mountains, sky, and water. Phase One, finished in 2014, has already won the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Western Mountain Region 2015 Design Excellence Honor Award under the Distinguished Building category.

The Bucksbaum Campus is located on a storied site--at times it has been a Ute Indian ancestral home, a silver mine, and an exclusive restaurant--and is one mile up Castle Creek Road from the roundabout on Highway 82. The new Campus facilities provide the world’s top musicians who come to Aspen each summer premier spaces for teaching and rehearsing. The pastoral site is abuzz all summer with the sounds of rehearsals, lessons, and the activities of more than 630 students and 130 artist-faculty members at the AMFS.

The AMFS shares the Campus in a unique and sustainable partnership with Aspen Country Day School. All spaces are dual use, meeting the needs of each institution in their distinctive seasons of the year.

Learn more and see the construction progress at

Meet at the Hardy Administration Building located at 225 Music School Road, just over the bridge from the bus stop. Tours are free, take one hour, and are an enjoyable way to learn about the Festival and School as well as the colorful history of this historic site. Parking is limited; please take the free RFTA bus to Campus. For bus schedule information, call 970 925 8484.



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Matthew and Carolyn Bucksbaum Campus Tours





Walking Tours to the Tent

LOCATION: Meet in the LOBBY of THE HOTEL JEROME; located at the corner of Mill and Main
SCHEDULE: SUNDAYS at 2:00 pm during the summer Festival season

Stroll through one of Aspen’s oldest residential neighborhoods, with its rich history, charming architecture, and lush gardens, on your way to the Benedict Music Tent. Knowledgable guides lead the way through the quiet streets, stopping here and there to discuss points of interest. A relaxing and informative way to start your concert experience. Tours are timed to arrive at the Tent 30 minutes prior to concerts.




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Benedict Music Tent and Harris Concert Hall Backstage Tours

LOCATION: Meet on the Benedict Music Tent Plaza
SCHEDULE: MONDAYS at 12:00 pm during the summer Festival season

Get an inside look at two of the world's finest cocert facilities. A guide walks you through the performance, audience, and backstage areas, stopping to share anecdotes and explain the history as well as the architectural and acoustic details of these two incredible venues. Don't miss the underground tunnel!



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Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO