Want your student to thrive in the workplace? Music study develops applicable skills such as focus, discipline, and how to perform, literally.

Thanks to everyone who attended our annual JAS Summer Benefit featuring an incredible concert performance by The Family Stone, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Sly & The Family Stone.

Everyone can help keep the music playing in Roaring Fork Valley Schools by attending our epic dance party (get tax-deductible tickets now!) or by donating online any amount to be put toward new trumpets, clarinets, scholarships to JAS Summer, private lessons, and additional teachers in the classroom.

The average Roaring Fork Valley public school music budget is only $2,000 per year. JAS contributes over $200,000 annually to  complement existing music education programs and replace programs where schools suffer losses. We aim to ensure local schools maintain band and music programs in their curriculum.  We’ve been able to donate over $7 million since 1996.

Students such as Noah and Liam received funding to attend Berklee City Music 5-week Summer Camp after being accepted in the program through a rigorous try-out process. These students get travel and tuition paid for thanks to generous JAS donors and patrons.

Maddy received private lessons this year after resolving to improve at the cello (her third instrument!). After participating in Pays to Play that give sponsored private lessons, Maddy brought down the house at L’Hostaria in her first solo performance.

A study of 7,500 university students revealed that music majors scored the highest reading scores among all majors, including English, biology, chemistry and math, according to The Case for Music in the Schools. This study also found music majors are also the most likely group of college grads to be admitted to medical school.

Wondering how you can help the over 1,500 students reached through Jazz Aspen Snowmass Local Education Initiatives? Donate now!