AMFS Code of Conduct

Aspen Music Festival and School Code of Conduct
May, 2024

The Aspen Music Festival and School’s mission is to be the preeminent summer institution of classical music education, performances, and presentations; to be transformational and inspirational for all involved; and to be innovative and a catalyst for change in the world of music, while drawing on and respecting its great traditions.

All members of the AMFS community have chosen to be here and are expected to exhibit the highest level of professionalism, act civilly, and maintain an environment conducive to learning and music making. This means that all students, faculty, staff, and guest artists must represent AMFS well, both on- and off-campus, treat each other with respect and dignity, promote excellence on- and off-stage, and act as good citizens.

AMFS is an institution that welcomes people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We are committed to being an open and inclusive organization and believe that when people feel respected and included they can be more creative, innovative, and successful. While we have more work to do to advance diversity and inclusion, we’re investing to move our organization and classical music industry forward. All members of the AMFS community will use inclusive language that is accurate, fair, and respectful of an individual’s pronouns when stated.

Our sexual harassment policy makes it clear that all students, faculty, artists, and staff have the right to work in an atmosphere that promotes equal opportunity and prohibits discriminatory practices and treatment, including sexual harassment. At AMFS, sexual harassment, whether verbal, physical or environmental, is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

If a member of our community has broken this Code of Conduct, please be in touch with any of the following members of the administration:

  • Alan Fletcher, President and CEO: afletcher@aspenmusic.org
  • Jennifer Elliot, Senior Vice President for Strategy and Administration: jbelliot@aspenmusic.org
  • Kate Northfield-Lanich, Vice President and General Manager: knorthfieldlanich@aspenmusic.org
  • Azusa Chapman, Vice President and Dean of Students: achapman@aspenmusic.org
  • Nicole Mendyka, Manager of Personnel: nmendyka@aspenmusic.org
  • Aedin Seck, Resident Director: aseck@aspenmusic.org

Our administration will determine the course of action based on the individual set of circumstances.