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Rocky Ridge is where people from professional musicians to music lovers come to amplify and fulfill their potential.

Founded in 1942, Rocky Ridge Music offers a transformative environment like no other — with expert musicians providing world-class instruction during the summer at our historic mountain campus in Estes Park, CO. Explore our unique and exciting programs and find the one that will take you to new heights in your music journey.

Please be sure to thoroughly read all the application instructions on the appropriate program page of the Rocky Ridge website.

Learn about our Summer Residential Programs:

College Intensive: Solo + Chamber || Ages 19-24 || June 6 - July 2
*Audition required* - apply and submit your audition through Acceptd. 

Junior Artist Immersion: Solo + Chamber || Ages 13-18 || July 4 to July 16
*Audition required* - apply and submit your audition through Acceptd. 
*If you have questions about this program or want to learn more about the day-to-day aspects of the Junior Artist Immersion, register to attend our virtual information hour on JANUARY 7 @ 10 AM MT.*

The following programs do not require auditions. You may register to attend these through our website:

Jumpstart: String Fundamentals || Ages 10-15 || July 18 to July 24

Jazz from A to Z || Ages 13-18 || July 26 to July 30

Nuestras Raíces: Música Mariachi || Ages 10-15 || August 1 to August 6

Adult Piano Seminars: Understanding the Solo Repertoire || Ages 18+ || August 8 to August 16

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Rocky Ridge Music


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