Aspen Music Festival And School

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Important Information
  • Fellowships and scholarships are available to full-session applicants
  • Fellowship applicants will also be considered for scholarship with submission of financial aid form
  • AUDIO audition recordings are required
  • All applicants must upload general audition repertoire
  • Applicants interested in the tuba fellowship must include additional excerpts with their general audition repertoire
Fees & Deadlines
Deadline: January 2, 2019
Applications will be accepted beginning September 15, 2018

Application Fee

$25 if you apply by October 1, 2018
$60 if you apply by between October 2 and December 1, 2018
$125 if you apply between December 2, 2018, and January 2, 2019
2018 Teaching Faculty


Full Session

How to Apply


  • Resume required
  • Two letters of recommendation encouraged but not required

Audition Repertoire

The Aspen Music Festival and School tuba department will award up to one merit-based fellowship that covers tuition and room/board for the summer season. This fellowship offers the opportunity to play premiere assignments alongside artist-faculty from major U.S. orchestras or as principal in a variety of ensembles. Fellowships are awarded to the most outstanding applicants as deemed by the members of the AMFS Artist-Faculty.

The tuba fellowship is filled for the 2019 season.

All tuba applicants must submit the following repertoire in INDIVIDUAL AUDIO TRACKS.

  • CASTEREDE: Sonata for Tuba (Movement 2); accompaniment not required
  • REVUELTAS: Sensemaya, (rehearsal number 2 to rehearsal number 11)
  • WAGNER: Meistersinger Overture, (rehearsal letter J to rehearsal letter L)
  • BERLIOZ: Hungarian March (first entrance F arpeggio for 20 measures)
  • WAGNER: Ride of the Valkyries
  • MAHLER: Symphony #1 (third movement first entrance, hold the last D for four measures)
  • PROKOFIEV: Symphony #5, (movement 1, rehearsal number 3 to seven measures after rehearsal number 5)

To be considered for euphonium placement, please submit the following excerpt in INDIVIDUAL AUDIO TRACKS.

  • ARBAN: Fourteen Characteristic Studies (select one)


Recording Specifications
  • Recordings must be recent: made no more than three months prior to application.
  • Each excerpt or work must be played through without stopping.
  • All excerpts and works must be uploaded in the order listed.
  • Please label each upload with the name of the excerpt or work. DO NOT include your name.

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO