Aspen Music Festival And School

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DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS ABOUT THE ONGOING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC,
THE ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL HAS MADE THE DIFFICULT DECISION TO REDUCE THE EDUCATIONAL AND ARTISTIC OFFERINGS FOR THE 2021 SEASON.

With modifications in programming to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff, enrollment will be limited to those already admitted and enrolled in the 2021 class. Any available positions will be filled with select students who were enrolled in the 2020 class. 
We will not be accepting applications this season. 

Students at the Aspen Music Festival and School participate in many enriching musical opportunities, including:

Private Lessons

Orchestra and Collaborative Piano students receive one, one-hour lesson each week from AMFS artist-faculty. Solo Piano and Aspen Opera Theater students receive an average of ninety minutes of lesson time per week, through a combination of private and class study.

Studio and Master Classes

Many faculty departments host weekly studio classes. Artist-faculty and guest artists conduct master class series that focus on solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoire. Master classes are open to all students and the public.

Student Performance Opportunities

Numerous opportunities are available for students to perform solo and chamber music repertoire. Concerto Competitions are also programmed for Violin, Lower Strings, Winds, Brass, Percussion (every other year), and Harp. Students are able to participate through auditions and/or teacher-approved applications. Concerto Competitions are available to instrumentalists enrolled in the Orchestra / Instrumental program or pianists enrolled in the Solo Piano program only.

Concert Attendance

Students are given an AMFS season pass and are encouraged to attend the 400-plus events presented throughout the season.

    Robert Spano, Music Director

    Alan Fletcher, President and CEO