Aspen Music Festival And School

Programs of Study


Summer 2019

Full Session: June 19 – August 18
Half Session I: June 19 – July 21
Half Session II: July 22 – August 18

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

Private Lessons

For the Orchestra, Aspen Opera Center, and Collaborative Piano programs, students receive one, one-hour lesson each week from AMFS artist-faculty. Solo Piano 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.

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