Aspen Music Festival And School

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2022 Season: June 22-August 21 

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), Harp, and Solo Piano. 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