Aspen Music Festival And School

Capital Campaign

Nestled in the Castle Creek Valley surrounded by pristine nature, the Matthew and Carolyn Bucksbaum Campus is a unique setting for young musicians to explore their relationship with music. Here there are practice rooms and teaching studios where artist-faculty and students strive for perfection; common areas where musicians mingle and find mutual inspiration; and rehearsal halls where it all comes together.

The renovations were split into two phases so that we could continue to produce summer music festivals. In 2013, with Phase I completed, we opened the campus with new practice rooms, rehearsal halls, and performances spaces. At the start of the 2016 Festival Season, we unveiled the newly renovated Matthew and Carolyn Bucksbaum Campus. 

The new Matthew and Carolyn Bucksbaum Campus comprises:
• Three new rehearsal halls
• Thirty-two new teaching studios and an electronic media studio
• Orchestral and chamber music libraries
• Sixty-eight practice rooms
• A dining hall with exterior deck overlooking the ponds
• Administrative offices
• Two maintenance buildings
• Two historic nineteenth-century mining structures, including the Gordon Hardy Building

The AMFS shares facilities with the Aspen Country Day School, our tenant-partner since 1969. These two institutions have entered into a series of agreements to share ownership and use of the Campus going forward, and all buildings were designed for dual use.




Help complete the final construction of the Matthew and Carolyn Bucksbaum Campus with your gift! Naming opportunities provide a chance for the AMFS to thank our steadfast donors publicly for years to come. We are happy to discuss any opportunities with you. Pledge payments of up to five years may be made on any contribution. Gifts of any size are welcome and appreciated!

Naming Opportunities on the Bucksbaum Campus include:

Gifts of $5,000
• Trees throughout Campus

Gifts of $25,000
• Benches

Gifts of $50,000
• Practice Rooms

Gifts from $75,000 to $150,000
• Walking Path throughout Campus
• Outdoor gathering spots
• Orchestra Ensemble Music Library
• Executive Office Suites

Gifts from $250,000 to $500,000
• Studio classrooms throughout Campus
• Percussion Room
• Plaza between rehearsal halls and the Music Library

Gifts of $1 Million and Above
• One of two idyllic ponds in the center of Campus
• New bridge across Castle Creek on the South end of Campus




For more information on the campaign and how you can contribute, please contact:

Steve Haddad
Vice President for Advancement
970 205 5060

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO