Matthew and Carolyn Bucksbaum Campus Tours - 2024

LOCATION: Meet in front of the Hardy Administration Building
SCHEDULE: Mondays July 8 and August 5, 10 am
TRANSPORTATION: RFTA Bus to Bucksbaum Campus

Take a guided tour of the spectacular redeveloped Bucksbaum Campus, completed in 2016. This $80-million complex, blended harmoniously into the 38-acre forested site, comprises state-of-the-art, acoustically designed rehearsal halls, studio teaching spaces, practice rooms, a cafeteria, administrative offices, and more. 

The Bucksbaum Campus is located on a storied site--at times it has been a Ute Indian ancestral home, a silver mine, and an exclusive restaurant--and is one mile up Castle Creek Road from the roundabout on Highway 82. The Campus facilities provide the world’s top musicians who come to Aspen each summer premier spaces for teaching and rehearsing. The pastoral site is abuzz all summer with the sounds of rehearsals, lessons, and the activities of more than 630 students and 130 artist-faculty members at the AMFS. The AMFS shares the Campus in a unique and sustainable partnership with Aspen Country Day School. 

Meet in the lobby at the Hardy Administration Building located at 225 Music School Road, just over the bridge from the bus stop. Tours are free, take one hour, and are an enjoyable way to learn about the Festival and School as well as the colorful history of this historic site. Parking is limited; please take the free RFTA bus to Campus. For bus schedule information, call 970 925 8484.


Wheeler Opera House and AMFS History Tours

LOCATION: Meet in the lobby of the Wheeler Opera House
SCHEDULE: Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 am, see events calendar to verify days and get free tickets

Join us to learn about the history of Aspen, the Wheeler Opera House, and the Aspen Music Festival and School.  Presented in collaboration with the Aspen Historical Society, these tours provide an insider glimpse into the fascinating and unusual history of these storied institutions, and commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Wheeler Opera House and the AMFS’s 75th anniversary season. On Wednesdays following the tour, consider attending the free High Notes panel discussion in Bad Harriet at the nearby Hotel Jerome at noon.


AMFS Architectural and History Tours

LOCATION: Meet on the plaza in front of the Klein Music Tent
SCHEDULE: Fridays and Sundays at 9:30 am, see events calendars to verify days and get free tickets

Join us at Aspen Meadows campus, home to the Aspen Institute and the Aspen Music Festival and School performance venues. Led by guide Ann Mullins, this tour will explore the architectural delights of the Bauhaus design school, illuminate the shared history of the institutions, and give participants the opportunity to hear live orchestral rehearsals. Coffee and dress rehearsal admittance included with tour ticket.