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's "Festival for Kids" programming allows families to enjoy the world-class offerings of the Music Festival in a more relaxed atmosphere. 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

Summer camp opportunities: MBCCC Festival Summer Camp

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

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



The AMFS would like to thank its generous Education and Community programming supporters including: Alpine Bank; Aspen Country Day School; Jon Barnes; Stephen Brint and Mark Brown; Community Banks of Colorado, a division of NBH Bank, N.A.; Golub Family Foundation; Les Dames d’Aspen; Eric Musselman; Nina McLemore; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.; Craig Platt; Anne and Chris Reyes; Caryn and Rudi Scheidt, Jr.; Gail and Daniel E. Schmidt IV; Mary Hugh Scott; John and Jeannie Seybold; The Thrift Shop of Aspen; and the Town of Basalt.        
NOTE FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS:  Throughout the summer, the AMFS staff photographers take photos/videos of select Festival for Kids and AMFS Education events.  By attending the events, 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