Connect with others who share your passion for music in one of the country’s most gorgeous Colorado mountain communities...

A summer in Durango, Colorado

The deadline is has been extended!

During this unique and intensive three-week summer chamber music program you will work with top professionals and learn about optimum performance, public speaking, importance of good health, improving practice skills, honing auditioning skills, the wide spectrum of music career paths, becoming an “artist citizen”, marketing, technology and networking skills.

Our Summer Chamber Music Program is for YOU if:

  • You are a high school student interested in attending a competitive college/university music performance or music education program.

  • You are a high school or college student interested in becoming a better player.

  • You are a high school or college student interested in exploring a wide variety of musical experiences.

  • You are a high school or college student interested in exploring the expanding diversity of career options in the music field.

An Experience of a Lifetime

Chamber Music Study • Concerto Competition • Private Lessons • Master Classes • and a variety of topical lectures

Study with a wide spectrum of excellent faculty including professors, soloists, orchestral principals & competition winners.

Financial assistance for study at Music in the Mountains Conservatory is available, but consideration will be given only after the application and audition process is completed by the applicant.  Work-study scholarships are also available.  Awards range from $100 to the full cost of tuition.  Work-study scholarships help offset tuition costs (but not room and board).  Work-study scholarships typically require three to ten hours of work per week.  Work-study assignments are in areas of Festival and/or Conservatory operations such as stage management, music library, ushering and office work.  Please visit our website for further details. 

The Concerto Competition is a competitive performance in front of a live audience for a chance to win a number of prizes with the top being the prestigious honor of performing with the Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra.  Cash prizes are given to five winners.  Students are required to fill out a separate application and provide a recording of themselves playing a selection of the suggested repertoire list.

Held near the end of the Conservatory, the Conservatory Gala is a performance at the Festival Tent at Purgatory that showcases and celebrates student achievement.  The event audience is 250 invited guests and is a fundraiser to support Music in the Mountains Conservatory operations. 

Contact us; email or call 970-385-6820 with any questions!

Special thanks to the McDonalds Local Conservatory Scholarship Fund