Programs of Study
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the full 2020 session of the Aspen Music Festival and School is canceled. 2021 application information will be posted to our website by mid-August.
Students at the Aspen Music Festival and School participate in many enriching musical opportunities, including:
Orchestra and Collaborative Piano students receive one, one-hour lesson each week from AMFS artist-faculty. Solo Piano and Aspen Opera Theater students receive an average of ninety minutes of lesson time per week, through a combination of private and class study.
Studio and Master Classes
Many faculty departments host weekly studio classes. Artist-faculty and guest artists conduct master class series that focus on solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoire. Master classes are open to all students and the public.
Student Performance Opportunities
Numerous opportunities are available for students to perform solo and chamber music repertoire. Concerto Competitions are also programmed for Violin, Lower Strings, Winds, Brass, Percussion (every other year), and Harp. Students are able to participate through auditions and/or teacher-approved applications. Concerto Competitions are available to instrumentalists enrolled in the Orchestra / Instrumental program or pianists enrolled in the Solo Piano program only.
Students are given an AMFS season pass and are encouraged to attend the 400-plus events presented throughout the season.