Aspen Music Festival And School

Artist-Faculty

Music Director

Robert Spano

President and CEO

Alan Fletcher

Vice President and Dean of Students

Jennifer Johnston



  • * Renata Arado

    Opera Naples; International Chamber Orchestra of Puerto Rico

  • * Adam Barnett-Hart

    Escher String Quartet; Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

  • * Aaron Boyd

    Escher String Quartet; Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

  • * Laurie Carney

    American String Quartet; Manhattan School of Music

  • * Laura Park Chen

    Lyric Opera of Chicago

  • Robert Chen

    Chicago Symphony Orchestra

  • * David Coucheron

    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

  • * Ellen dePasquale
  • * Meg Freivogel

    Jupiter String Quartet; University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

  • * Simin Ganatra

    Pacifica Quartet; Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University

  • David Halen

    St. Louis Symphony; University of Michigan

  • * Robert Hanford

    Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra; Northwestern University

  • * Austin Hartman

    Pacifica Quartet; Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University

  • Cornelia Heard

    Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University

  • Paul Kantor

    Shepherd School of Music, Rice University; The Glenn Gould School at The Royal Conservatory

  • Masao Kawasaki

    The Juilliard School; University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music

  • * Alexander Kerr

    Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University

  • * Nelson Lee

    Jupiter String Quartet; University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

  • Espen Lilleslåtten

    Louisiana State University; Amarillo Symphony Orchestra

  • Robert Lipsett

    The Colburn School

  • * Robert McDuffie

    Mercer University

  • Sylvia Rosenberg

    The Juilliard School; Manhattan School of Music

  • Naoko Tanaka

    The Juilliard School; Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

  • Almita Vamos

    Music Institute of Chicago; Chicago College of Performing Arts

  • Bing Wang

    Los Angeles Philharmonic; Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California

  • Donald Weilerstein

    New England Conservatory; The Juilliard School

  • * Peter Winograd

    American String Quartet; Manhattan School of Music

  • Richard L. Aaron

    University of Michigan; The Juilliard School

  • Darrett Adkins

    Oberlin Conservatory; The Juilliard School

  • David Finckel

    Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; Music@Menlo

  • Desmond Hoebig

    Shepherd School of Music, Rice University

  • Eric Kim

    Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University

  • * Daniel McDonough

    Jupiter String Quartet; University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

  • Michael Mermagen

    The University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance.

  • Brinton Smith

    Houston Symphony; Shepherd School of Music, Rice University

  • * Brook Speltz

    Escher String Quartet; Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

  • * Brandon Vamos

    Pacifica Quartet; Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University

  • Nadine Asin

    Florida Grand Opera; Bard College Conservatory of Music

  • Demarre McGill

    MET Orchestra

  • Mark Sparks

    St. Louis Symphony; DePaul University School of Music

  • Per Brevig

    The Juilliard School

  • James Miller

    Los Angeles Philharmonic, University of California, Los Angeles

  • Michael Powell

    American Brass Quintet; Orchestra of St. Luke's

  • Warren Deck

    Denver Brass; Lamont School of Music, University of Denver

  • Adele Addison, voice
  • Robert Biddlecome, trombone
  • Bonita Boyd, flute
  • Earl Carlyss, Center for Advanced Quartet Studies; violin
  • Gabriel Chodos, piano
  • Carole Cowan, violin
  • Michael Czaijkowski, composition
  • John Graham, viola
  • William Grubb, cello
  • Irene Gubrud, voice
  • Thomas Haines, film scoring and audio recording
  • Alan Harris, cello
  • Sydney Hodkinson, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble; conductor, composer
  • Jennifer John, violin
  • Joseph Kalichstein, piano
  • Catharine Carroll Lees, viola
  • Eugene Levinson, bass
  • Jorge Mester, music director
  • Theodore Oien, clarinet
  • Antoinette Perry, piano
  • Sylvia Plyler, AOC
  • Louis Ranger, trumpet
  • Christopher Rouse, composition
  • W. Stephen Smith , voice
  • Dennis Smylie, bass clarinet
  • Paul Sperry, voice
  • Thomas Stubbs , percussion
  • Sabina Thatcher , viola
  • Viviane Thomas, voice
  • George Tsontakis, composition
  • Martin Verdrager, theory
  • David Wakefield , French horn
  • Dick Waller, clarinet
  • Won Bin Yim, violin

* Asterisk indicates that the Faculty does not teach privately.

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO