Aspen Music Festival And School

Robert Spano, Music Director
Alan Fletcher, President and CEO

Tuition, Fees, and Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

More than seventy percent of students at the Aspen Music Festival and School receive some kind of financial aid and thirty-seven percent receive fellowships. Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of talent and financial need, and range from partial to full tuition. All students who apply for financial assistance will be considered for scholarship. Fellowships are merit-based only and are awarded based either on a live audition or a recorded application. Fellowships cover cost of tuition and room/board in school housing or a stipend to be used toward off-campus housing expenses.

Those students who apply for Fellowship positions may also be considered for financial aid if they have completed the necessary paperwork. Financial assistance is not available to students electing to attend for only half session of a full session program. For details, see your specific program of study.

Click here to learn about the orchestra fellowship opportunities available to string players.

2015 Enrollment Fees

  Full Session Half Session (1 or 2)
Tuition $3,650 $2,300
Room & Board  $3,650 $2,300
Security Deposit $100 $100
Health Service Fee $185 $115


All fees are due in full at registration. Tuition is all-inclusive of weekly lessons,  and chamber music coachings, an AMFS pass (good at all concerts except operas, special events, and benefits), lectures, seminars, and all classes and master classes.

The $100 security deposit is required of all students and is refundable subject to completion of the checkout procedure.

All registered students of the Aspen Music Festival and School are required to participate in the Student Health Service program, and to pay the Health Service Fee of $185 ($115 for Half Session students). More details regarding coverage can be found in the Student Handbook.

Upon acceptance, students will have a two-week period to make a reservation at Aspen. In order to reserve, a tuition deposit of $500 as well as a housing deposit of $1,000 is due. Deposits are non-refundable.

Other Fees

Practice Room Fee - Full session: $100; Half session: $60
Students may reserve a practice room with a piano for three hours daily for the term of their study. Practice rooms may be reserved at time of reservation or upon arrival at registration. Practice room fees will be charged upon arrival at registration.