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 Private Lesson Scholarship helps defray the cost of private music lessons for students K-12 in Durango and the surrounding areas.

Family Concert

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

Practice Perks Program

Our 8-week Practice Perks challenge is a fun and engaging challenge designed to encourage K-12 students to create daily practice habits. Plus, all students get rewarded for the time they practice!

Free Ticket Program

Sponsored by McDonalds, the free festival ticket program offers free tickets to select Music in the Mountains festival concerts to all 8th grade students and an accompanying adult!

Taste of Music

Presented annually, fourth and fifth grade students hear various performances, in an effort to appeal to and introduce students to various large ensemble performances as they prepare to choose an instrument.

School Assemblies

Presenting performances of jazz, classical, world, or chamber music in every elementary and middle school in Durango, our school assemblies connect to curriculum and education standards of the school district.