Aspen Music Festival And School

Programs for Local Youth


The Aspen Music Festival and School is dedicated to the goal of inspiring the next generation of classical music enthusiasts. The AMFS maintains its fundamental commitment to music education showcased throughout the summer with year round educational programming offered to students of all ages in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Find what you're looking for:

After-school music programs: (Beginning Strings, Lead Guitar, Maroon Bel Canto Choirs)

Private lessons during the summer: Festival Lessons and P.A.L.S.

AMFS music experiences during the school year: In-school Programs (including AfterWorks and Musical Connections)

Honor ensembles for local students: Musical Connections

Free and fun music programs for young kids and families: Festival for Kids

Summer programming for local music students: P.A.L.S.



The Aspen Music Festival and School’s Education and Community programs are supported by many generous donors through the Education and Community Programming designated fund, including Catherine and Dane Chapin, Noël Congdon, Judith Fisher, Golub Family Foundation, Janet and Tom O’Connor, Drs. Amy D. Ronner and Michael P. Pacin, Hensley and James Peterson, Patti and Jay Webster, and others.

NOTE FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS: Throughout the summers and school years, the AMFS staff photographers take photos/videos of select Festival for Kids and AMFS Education events, including during classes and performances of Beginning Strings, Lead Guitar, and Maroon Bel Canto Choirs. By attending the events and/or registering students for these programs, parents and/or legal guardians give permission for their child’s likeness to be used in photographs, video, or any media created and distributed by the AMFS or AMFS-approved entities. If you do NOT wish your child's likeness to be used in photographs, video, or any forms of media by the AMFS, please contact Katie Hone Wiltgen at and include "Photo/Media Opt-Out" in the email subject field.

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO