Aspen Music Festival And School

Tuition, Fees, and Financial Assistance

Summer 2017

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

2017 Enrollment Fees

  Full Session Half Session (I or II)
Tuition $3,950 $2,600
Room & Board  $3,950 $2,600
Security Deposit $100 $100
Health Service Fee $160 $90

• All fees are due in full by June 1. Tuition is all-inclusive of weekly lessons, chamber music coaching, an AMFS season 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 Plan, and to pay the Health Service Fee of $160 ($90 for Half Session students). More details regarding coverage can be found in the Student Handbook.

• Upon acceptance, students will be given a specific date at which they must complete their enrollment. A tuition deposit of $500, as well as a housing deposit of $1,000, is due at the time of enrollment. Fellowship students are responsible for the security deposit and health service fee. 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.

Percussion equipment fee ($100 full session; $60 half session) will be charged to all percussion students. This fee covers rental and cartage of percussion instruments between AMFS venues, guarantees practice spaces, and serves as the student’s practice room fee.

Harp equipment fee ($100 full session; $60 half session) will be charged to all harp students*. This fee covers cartage between AMFS venues, guarantees a practice space and serves as the student’s practice room fee.

*Harpists are encouraged to bring their own instrument as there is limited rental availability. Students are responsible for its transportation to/from the Festival. Those who do not bring their own instrument to Aspen will be charged a fee of $350, which will guarantee a partial/shared use of a harp for the summer, and includes cartage between AMFS venues and a practice space. Additional questions regarding harp rentals and cartage in Aspen can be directed to Audrey Kwong, Director of Operations, at

Financial Assistance

More than $2.6 million in financial assistance is available. More than two-thirds of the Aspen Music Festival and School’s 600 students receive scholarship, and more than half of those awards provide 100% assistance with tuition as well as room and board. Fellowships are awarded strictly on merit and cover tuition, and room and board in School housing, or the recipients may elect to take a stipend to be used toward off-campus housing expenses. Those who apply for fellowship positions should also submit the financial aid application so they can be considered for other forms of assistance should they not receive a fellowship. Financial assistance is not available to students electing to attend for only Half Session of a Full Session program, with the exception of the Solo Piano program. For details, see your specific program of study.

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO