Aspen Music Festival And School

Chamber Music Studies

American Brass Quintet Seminar @Aspen

Offered in Half Session I

The American Brass Quintet offers a four-week intensive for emerging, preformed brass quintets. Fellowships are available to serious preformed ensembles in pursuit of a career in brass chamber music.

Center for Advanced Quartet Studies

Offered Weeks 1 through 6

A six-week training program for emerging string quartets led by members of today’s preeminent ensembles and chamber music pedagogues: Pacifica Quartet, Jupiter String Quartet, Escher String Quartet, American String Quartet, James Dunham (former violist of the Cleveland Quartet), Sylvia Rosenberg, and Donald Weilerstein (former first violinist of the Cleveland Quartet). Open to pre-existing ensembles. Tuition and room/board provided.

Aspen Chamber Music

All students may be considered for participation for the Aspen Chamber Music program. Preformed groups are strongly encouraged. Accepted individuals will be placed in ensembles. Participating groups will be assigned repertoire and a coach. Intensive coaching and rehearsals will ensue in preparation for a spotlight performance.

Note that organized chamber music is not available for half session attendees. Half session students and full session students not placed in an ensemble are encouraged to form ad hoc groups, as desired. The chamber music department will assist with assigning a coach as well as a performance opportunity, to the extent possible.

    Robert Spano, Music Director

    Alan Fletcher, President and CEO