Aspen Music Festival And School

Programs of Study



Summer 2017

Full Session: June 21 – August 20
Half Session I: June 21 – July 23
Half Session II: July 24 – August 20

Students at the Aspen Music Festival and School participate in many enriching musical opportunities, including:

Private Lessons

For the Orchestra, Aspen Opera Center, and Collaborative Piano programs, students receive one, one-hour lesson each week from AMFS artist-faculty. Solo Piano students receive an average of ninety minutes of lesson time per week, through a combination of private and class study.

Student Performance Opportunities

Opportunities include Spotlight Recitals, Chapel Chamber, Chapel Piano, String Showcase, Concerto Competitions, education and community programming, Music on the Mountain and more. Students are able to participate through auditions and/or teacher-approved applications.

Master Classes

Public master classes are presented weekly at Harris Concert Hall and on the Bucksbaum Campus. Classes include individual instruments, piano and strings, chamber music, and orchestral repertoire.


All students are encouraged to participate in the music-related courses offered by the AMFS artist-faculty and staff. In addition, the AMFS offers courses in body awareness.


Students are given an AMFS season pass and are encouraged to attend the 300-plus events presented throughout the season.

    Robert Spano, Music Director

    Alan Fletcher, President and CEO