Aspen Music Festival And School


Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Aspen Music Festival and School. Please note the following information and updates to our volunteering program. 

- 2019 volunteer coupons will still be valid in 2022; they must be redeemed in person

- New! On-site volunteers who can hear the concert during their shift will enjoy that as their free concert and will not receive a concert coupon for an additional free concert. Off-site volunteers who cannot enjoy a concert during their shift will still receive a concert coupon to use at another event.


2022 Volunteer Opportunities

Please contact each person listed below for more information on each opportunity. For general questions, please contact or 970 925 3254.


At the Benedict Music Tent

Three volunteer teams are in place during concerts and other AMFS events at the Benedict Music Tent:

  • Ushering for AMFS Concerts 
    Ushers welcome patrons to the venue and help our Front of House team ensure a safe and welcoming concert-going experience for all. Volunteers will help scan tickets, guide patrons to their seats, and assist with Front of House management duties.
    Contact: Beth Noble, Operations Manager, or 970 205 5021.
    Commitment: Ushers are needed for concerts during the summer season and for our winter music series. Of the shifts available, volunteers select those that best fit their schedules.
  • Gift Kiosk
    Many visitors to the Aspen Music Festival and School want to remember their musical experiences by purchasing a memento. The Gift Kiosk, located just outside the main entrance to the Benedict Music Tent, carries a wide variety of AMFS logo inventory including everything from fleece jackets and t-shirts to season posters. Volunteers help customers and sell merchandise under the management of the Marketing Interns.
    Commitment: The Gift Kiosk is open during select Benedict Music Tent events. Of the shifts available, volunteers select those that best fit their schedules.
  • Music Ambassadors 
    These volunteers meet, greet, and assist concertgoers as they arrive at the Benedict Music Tent. Positioned around the grounds and in the Concierge information booth before, during, and after concerts, these well-trained volunteers are the “go-to” people for questions. They are easy to recognize with their royal blue polo shirts and welcoming smiles. 
    Contact: Diane Stine at or 970 205 5074.
    Commitment: Varies.
  • Program book helpers 
    These volunteers help to insert weekly student spotlight flyers into the program books prior to the Sunday afternoon concerts at the Benedict Music Tent. Helpers will meet at 2:30 pm at the Tent entrance and help the House Managers and Ushers with the flyers. 
    Contact: Lenor Leeds at or 970-205 5062.
    Commitment: Sign up for one or more Sunday afternoons.




There are a variety of ways to meet and interact with AMFS music students:

  • Become an AMFS Host Family
    Open a bedroom in your home to a music student for the summer. We will carefully match you with a music student in financial need--your generous act will make their dreams come true. Feel great helping the AMFS and a young person, get to know your student, and enjoy their performances and the music with free tickets or passes and invitations to private events.
    Contact: Jalen Lee, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Student Life:; 970 205 5054
    Commitment: Dates are 6/22 through 8/21. Learn more here.
  • Airport and Registration
    Due to limited opportunities, Student Services is no longer accepting new volunteers for airport greeter or registration. Previous year volunteers may contact us or they can expect a solicitation in early spring.
    Contact: Megan McDevitt, Assistant Dean of Enrollment and Student Programming:; 970 205 5052
    Commitment: Varies.


Special Events

The Development Department welcomes volunteers to help in a variety of ways to execute donor-related events each summer. Volunteers help with guest registration, check-in, event set up, and clean up.

  • Donor Receptions
    Donor receptions are events that take place on the Meadows Campus prior to or following select performances. Volunteers welcome attendees upon arrival and assist with event clean up. Optional TIPS training for volunteers interested in pouring refreshments.
    Contact: Chandler Martin, Annual Giving and Events Manager, at or 970 205 5065. 
    Commitment: Arrive 30 minutes prior to event start time and remain 30 minutes after event concludes. 
  • Ice Cream Social
    This is an annual event that takes place on the Benedict Music Tent grounds prior to a Sunday performance. Volunteers help serve ice cream and engage with AMFS patrons and community members. 
    Contact: Chandler Martin, Annual Giving and Events Manager, at or 970 205 5065. 
    Commitment: One hour prior to the event start time through the start of the concert.



Poster Distribution

The Marketing department relies on volunteers to help get the word out by distributing posters, flyers, and tearsheets from Aspen to Glenwood Springs.

  • Poster Distribution 
    Distributing beautiful posters throughout the Roaring Fork Valley is an important way for the Festival to promote upcoming events. This is a great way to meet people, be out and about, and let locals and visitors alike know about the tremendous musical productions that are available to them throughout the year. 
    Commitment: This position is year-round. Posters are distributed eight to ten times in the winter and once a week on Mondays during the summer Festival season. Volunteers cover routes in Aspen, the Airport Business Center, Snowmass Village, Basalt, El Jebel, Carbondale, and Glenwood Springs. For routes outside Aspen, a car is needed.
  • Tearsheet Distribution
    Each week the Festival produces the ever-popular Tearsheets. These one-page sheets allow visitors and locals alike to see the most complete and current schedule of events for each day of the week. Volunteers distribute Tearsheets throughout town, the Airport Business Center, Snowmass Village, and mid-valley locations along designated routes. It’s a great way to be out and about, talking with people about the Festival. 
    Commitment: Volunteers cover routes in Aspen, the Airport Business Center, Snowmass Village, Basalt, El Jebel, Carbondale, and Glenwood Springs. Each volunteer is responsible for one community and distributes once a week on Thursdays. For routes outside Aspen, a car is needed.



Guided Tours

The Aspen Music Festival and School offers guided tours during the summer season:

  • Due to limited scope, please inquire if you are interested in being a tour guide with the Festival.
    Contact: For all tours: Diane Stine at or 970 205 5074.
    Commitment: Varies.

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO