Aspen Music Festival And School



The Aspen Music Festival and School is the country’s premier summer music festival, offering a combination of intensive one-on-one instruction and professional performance experience.

Each student coming to Aspen steps into an extraordinary musical world of unparalleled depth and breadth. It encompasses more than 600 students, five orchestras, opera, dozens of chamber music concerts, master classes, lectures, and more.

Along with private instruction, many students rehearse and perform major orchestral repertoire side-by-side with their teachers and/or with principal players from major orchestras, including those of New York, Los Angeles, St. Louis, San Francisco, Cleveland, Chicago, and Philadelphia.

Orchestras perform weekly or accompany one of three professional operatic productions. Soloists and conductors vary by week and are among the world’s most revered classical musicians.

Students in all programs can attend more than 300 performances, master classes, lectures, and panels; and, as part of the AMFS community, they make connections that can last a lifetime.

Aspen is open to musicians of any age and at any stage of their career. However, the intensity of the professional performance schedule and the exacting standards of quality make Aspen most appropriate for the serious, dedicated musician.

Join Aspen this season, and experience what has made it a place of transformational artistic and personal development since 1949.

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO