Aspen Music Festival And School

International Students

The Aspen Music Festival and School welcomes nearly 200 international students over the course of each summer. In any given season, students come to Aspen from approximately forty countries. The Office of Student Services is well acquainted with the challenges of studying abroad and is equipped to help you make your plans. Please read the following information before applying:


All written correspondence, including letters of recommendation, must be in English. If you are concerned about a potential language barrier when calling the Office of Student Services, you may wish to consult your long-distance carrier about telephone interpretation services. In Aspen, all instruction, rehearsals, and master classes are conducted in English. Students must be proficient in English in order to fully participate in the program.


All fees are payable in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. correspondent bank. Domestic and International Money Orders, checks drawn on U.S. banks, or credit cards (Visa, Discover, Mastercard, or American Express) are accepted. Checks should be made payable to the Aspen Music Festival and School.


International students are eligible for financial assistance. Students applying for a scholarship or financial assistance must make certain that all application information is complete. Incomplete applications may result in ineligibility for aid. The scholarship committee is aware that other countries use different methods of calculating personal income. If you need to provide further clarification, please contact the Office of Student Services.


For further information, please contact our Student Services staff at

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO