Aspen Music Festival And School

Application Fees and Deadlines

Applications for the 2017 season accepted beginning September 15
For more information on application and audition requirements, please see your program of study. Applications are due at 11:59pm (EST) on the following dates.
Aspen Conducting Academy Orchestra Solo Piano
Friday, October 21, 2016 Aspen Opera Center—Voice and Opera Coaching
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Aspen Conducting Academy
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Susan and Ford Schumann Center for Composition Studies
Thursday, December 1, 2016 Aspen Contemporary Ensemble
Monday, January 2, 2017 Advanced Quartet Studies
  Collaborative Piano
  Solo Piano
  Brass Quintet Studies
  Finckel-Wu Han Chamber Music Studio
  Classical Guitar

APPLICATION FEES (fees are nonrefundable)
$25 if application is submitted by October 1, 2016
$60 if application is submitted between October 2 and December 1, 2016
$125 if application is submitted between December 2, 2016, and January 2, 2017


Admissions Decisions
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 Aspen Opera Center—general admission results and major roles
Friday, December 16, 2016 Aspen Conducting Academy
  Susan and Ford Schumann Center for Composition Studies
  Aspen Opera Center—scholarship awards, covers, and studio placement
Friday, February 10, 2017 Orchestra—Winds, Brass, Percussion, and Harp
Friday, February 24, 2017 Orchestra—Strings
  Aspen Contemporary Ensemble
  Center for Advanced Quartet Studies
Friday, March 3, 2017 Collaborative Piano
  Solo Piano
  Classical Guitar


Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO