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. 

- 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.


2023 Volunteer Opportunities

Please contact each person listed below for more information on each opportunity.


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 
    All ushering positions for 2023 have been filled.
    Contact: Beth Noble, Operations Manager, bnoble@aspenmusic.org 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
    All Gift Kiosk volunteer positions for 2023 have been filled.
    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 
    All Music Ambassador positions for 2023 have been filled.
    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: Emma Kirby at ekirby@aspenmusic.org or 970 205 5072.
    Commitment: Varies.



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: Ronte’ Hardy, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Student Life: rhardy@aspenmusic.org; 970 205 5054
    Commitment: Dates are 6/21 through 8/21. Learn more here.


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 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 cmartin@aspenmusic.org or 970 205 5065. 
    Commitment: Arrive 30 minutes prior to event start time and remain 30 minutes after event concludes. 


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 dstine@aspenmusic.org or 970 205 5074.
    Commitment: Varies.

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO