Inspiring tomorrow's musicians

Our Education Programs

Open your heart to our area youth by supporting our year-round music education programs. By exposing more than 4,000 local children to the power of music, Music in the Mountains Goes to School and Education programs

For more information on Music in the Mountains Goes to School program, email us or call our festival office at 970-385-6820.

Since 1999, Music in the Mountains Goes to School has inspired a large number of area school children to pursue their love of music.  This program brings music instruction to the Four Corners region and fosters the appreciation of classical music and increased participation in school music programs.  It is also designed to enhance the instructional level of music teachers and strengthen student music education programs, which is becoming increasingly important as school budgets are stretched at the national, state and local level.

Help us create a new generation of music makers and music lovers by becoming a supporter.

"When words fail, music speaks."

-- Hans Christian Anderson
Proud Sponsors of our Education Program

Our Education Programs

Scholarship Programs

Sponsored by Bank of Colorado, the Music in the Mountains Youth Ambassador Scholarship Program annually awards three recipients a scholarship package valued at $3,000 each.

Family Concert

During each summer festival, we’re proud to introduce our youngest audiences to classical music through our interactive and entertaining family concerts. 

Free Student Ticket Program

The Free Student Ticket Program offers up to two free student tickets for students ages 7-18, with the purchase of one adult ticket to select Music in the Mountains festival concerts!

Taste of Music

Presented annually, fourth and fifth grade students heard various performances in an effort to appeal to and introduce students to various large ensemble performances as they prepared to choose an instrument. This program was part of our pre-pandemic programming which we hope to get back to soon!

School Assemblies

Presenting performances of jazz, classical, world, or chamber music in every elementary and middle school in Durango, our school assemblies connected to curriculum and education standards of the school district. This program was part of our pre-pandemic programming which we hope to get back to soon!