Save the dates for our 39th season: June 4-23, 2023!

Thank you for your support of the 2022 Summer Music Festival! Check out the video for a recap of this year's season.

The Colorado College Summer Music Festival, now in its 38th season, provides the highest caliber, inclusive educational experience for pre-professional musicians, connecting them with preeminent performance faculty from around the country. 

Providing a vibrant concert series is part of our mission. We have five Festival Artists concerts in Packard Hall, featuring ensembles of our faculty and selected fellows; two Festival Orchestra concerts with our fellows in Celeste theatre; and one outdoor orchestra concert on the Tava quad. In addition, Fellows perform free Music at Midday chamber ensemble concerts, a children's orchestra concert, community outreach concerts, and concerto readings.

There's something for everyone at the Colorado College Summer Music Festival!


SMF featured on PBS

Now Hear This Season 3, episode 3 “Aaron Copland: Dean of American Music” takes place in Colorado Springs on the CC campus and with the faculty and students of the CC Summer Music Festival.

Streaming now or on the PBS Video app

Drawing from his Jewish roots, modernism and American folk music, Pulitzer-, Grammy- and Oscar-winning composer Aaron Copland created a distinctive American sound in both his classical compositions and film scores. Like Copland did for much of his career, host Scott Yoo and fellow musicians spend time working with students at a music festival in Colorado to strengthen their auditioning skills and better understand Copland’s music. To discover Copland’s inspiration, Yoo travels to New York to explore the Jewish music Copland was raised with as well as modernist music through performances by Cantor Daniel Mutlu, violinist Steven Copes, cellist Mark Kosower, festival music director and pianist Susan Grace and more. Later, Yoo becomes the student and learns from pianist and Copland enthusiast John Novacek about how the composer developed his signature sound, now so familiar to us all.


Scott Yoo, conductor of the CC Summer Music Festival
is also the host and executive producer of Now Hear This  


Contact Us

Ann Van Horn
Assistant Director, Colorado College Summer Music Festival
(719) 389-6552
Mailing Address: 14 E. Cache La Poudre St.
Physical Address: 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., Office #112
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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