Alumni

 

Mark your calendars! Join us July 19–21 for an unforgettable Alumni Weekend in honor of the Aspen Music Festival’s 75th Anniversary. 

 

Join us for our Pre-season Virtual Panel Series celebrating our 75th Anniversary Season!

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Embracing the Aspen Spirit Once More

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CONNECT

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Reunite with friends, build your network of professional contacts, and meet the AMFS Alumni Committee.

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Join us this summer, July 19–21 for an unforgettable Alumni Weekend in honor of the Aspen Music Festival and School's 75th Anniversary.

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CONTRIBUTE

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Help to make the Aspen experience of your summers past possible for future students.

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CONTACT

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The Aspen Music Festival and School is here to assist you.

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Pre-Season Alumni Virtual Panel Series 

Join us as we celebrate our 75th anniversary with a series of dynamic virtual panels featuring some of the most influential alumni in classical music today. Each session is designed to offer unique insights and perspectives from our distinguished AMFS alumni and other leading experts. Open to all!

 

The Aspen Stage Returns: Alumni Performances Unveiled (May 17, 4 pm MT)

Dive into the experiences and expectations of these renowned artists as they return to Aspen. 

 

Panelists include violinist Robert McDuffie, pianist Harmony Zhu, bassist Edgar Meyer; moderated by artist-faculty percussionist Jonathan Haas. Learn more and register

 

Revolutionizing Music Education: The Digital Classroom (May 31, 5 pm MT) 

Explore groundbreaking digital approaches that are transforming classical music education, from online platforms to innovative teaching methods. 

 

Panelists include artistic and education director at Forte Liam Day, executive director at Musical Mentors Collaborative Kathryn Sansone, CEO and founder of Stagetime Jennie Moser; moderated by Heather Stanton, vice president of education and community at the AMFS.  Learn more and register

 

The Pulse of Modern Classical: Today and Tomorrow (June 14, 5 pm MT) 

Join a forward-looking discussion on the evolution and direction of modern classical music with some of its most prominent composers. 

 

Panelists include composers David Lang, Augusta Read Thomas, Isabella Gellis, Joel Thompson, Andrew Norman, and Adam Schoenberg, moderated by AMFS President and CEO Alan Fletcher and composer-in-residence Christopher Theofanidis. Learn more and register

 

Beyond the Stage: Diverse Career Journeys in Music (June 21, 5 pm MT) 

Learn about the varied career paths in music beyond performance, highlighting entrepreneurship and arts administration, shared by those who have navigated these journeys successfully.

 

Panelists include Matthew Kuhns, president of Kuhns Wealth and symphony musician and Nicholas King, founder and executive director of After Arts and managing director at Fort Point Capital; moderated by Jenny Elliot, AMFS senior vice president of strategy and administration. Learn more and register

 

NEW! Why Music is the Answer: Celebrating Unsung Heroes (July 14, 2 pm MT)

Discover why music becomes our refuge in times of need, grief, joy, and celebration, with insights from AMFS alum Isaac Kay, who transitioned from violinist to filmmaker to explore the question, "Why music?" Join us for a profound discussion on the creation of their documentary series "Travel Notes," capturing the extraordinary stories of everyday people passionate about teaching and classical music.

 

Panelists include Isaac Kay, executive producer, creator, and AMFS alum; Timothy Kay, executive producer and director; and Andrew Didway, executive producer and director of photography; moderated by Rhett Del Campo, AMFS Alumni Committee Co-chair and alum. Learn more and register

 

AOTVA: The Art and Soul of Vocal Music (Live in Aspen! July 19, 6pm MT)

Join us for a celebratory exploration of the expressive power of vocal music, featuring in-depth conversations with our esteemed vocal artists. This live event is the culmination of our series and will be held in Aspen—don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to connect in person! 
 

Panelists include AOTVA co-artistic directors Renée Fleming and Patrick Summers, director of musical administration and head coach Myra Huang; moderated by Alan Fletcher. Learn more and register

 

 

The AMFS boasts a network of over 25,000 alumni across the globe. Stay connected across our various platforms: 
 

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Alumni Weekend

AMFS Proud

Elevate Your Teaching with Forte

  • The Aspen Music Festival and School has partnered with Forte to enable AMFS alumni who have taught in the P.A.L.S. and/or Festival Lessons programs to expand their studios and augment their incomes by connecting virtually to more students outside their immediate area. Students around the world use Forte to access private lessons with verified AMFS alumni who are experienced teachers and/or have a strong pedagogy background.
  • If you are interested in becoming an AMFS-verified alumni teacher with Forte, please contact studentservices@aspenmusic.org.
  • Learn more about Forte.
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For direct support and assistance, find the contact details for our dedicated team members below: 

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CONTRIBUTE
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See below for more ways to contribute to alumni initiatives or support current students at the AMFS. 

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Support Alumni Initiatives
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Lend your support to some of the exciting alumni initiatives described above and become a part of building the AMFS alumni community.

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Donate
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Planned Giving
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Craft your own musical legacy. By including the AMFS in your will, your passion for the arts becomes an enduring note for the future.

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Student Scholarships
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Support the next generation of musicians by contributing to the AMFS’s student scholarship fund.

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Our Year in Review
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Discover the impact of your contributions and the milestones we've achieved together in this year's Annual Report.

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