Aspen Music Festival and School (Variety of Positions Available)
Aspen Music Festival and School
Location: Aspen, Colorado
Salary: See website for more details.
Each summer, accomplished professional performers, revered instructors, and talented young musicians from the classical world gather in the picturesque mountain town of Aspen, Colorado, for a very special combination of education and performance.
Hundreds of students join 120 artist-faculty members and 75 guest artists to present more than 400 events in eight weeks. Students perform, often side by side with professional mentors and their teachers, in multiple orchestras, staged operas, chamber music, recitals, and family events, and have the opportunity to attend or participate in lectures, broadcasts, multimedia events, and galas.
To support these events, the AMFS hires approximately 110 seasonal employees to join its 35 year-round staff members for an intensive summer experience. Seasonal staff work at the highest levels of production and arts administration with some of the top professionals in the field.
2024 FESTIVAL DATES: June 27–August 18.
Contract dates vary by position but range from early June through late August.
The AMFS is committed to becoming an anti-racist organization. We believe that when people feel respected and included they can be more creative, innovative, and successful. While we have much work to do to advance diversity and inclusion, we are invested in moving our organization and the classical music industry forward. In order to create and maintain a diverse community, AMFS does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of age, race, sex, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable state or local laws.
As of March 2023, the Aspen Music Festival and School will no longer collect proof of vaccination from its participants. The AMFS community is strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including boosters, before arriving in Aspen. The AMFS continues to closely monitor public health conditions and will always operate following all state and county health orders to safeguard its artists, patrons, artist-faculty, students, staff, and community.
Founded in 1949, the Aspen Music Festival and School is regarded as one of the top classical music festivals in the United States, noted both for its concert programming and its musical training of mostly young-adult music students. The typical eight-week summer season includes more than 400 classical music events—including concerts by five orchestras, solo and chamber music performances, fully staged opera productions, master classes, lectures, and children’s programming—and brings in 100,000 audience members. In the winter, the AMFS presents a small series of recitals and Metropolitan Opera Live in HD screenings.