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Rocky Ridge is where music lovers, whether amateurs, students, or professional musicians, 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.

*PLEASE NOTE: The primary deadline for our auditioned programs, the College Intensive and Junior Artist Immersion, has passed.  Please contact us before submitting an application to these sessions.

The Jumpstart for Strings program (July 16-21) is cancelled.  Please visit our Musica Mariachi page for other beginner-level camps.  

Learn about our Summer Residential Programs:

College Intensive: Solo + Chamber || Ages 18-24 || June 4 - June 30
(Please note that there are two 2-week sessions to this program: you may apply to either session, or all 4 weeks)
*Audition required* - apply and submit your audition through Acceptd. 

Junior Artist Immersion: Solo + Chamber || Ages 13-18 || July 2 to July 14
*Audition required* - apply and submit your audition through Acceptd. 

The following programs do not require auditions, although applications must still be submitted through Acceptd:

Jazz from A to Z || Ages 13-18 || July 23 to July 28

Nuestras Raíces: Música Mariachi || Ages 10-18 || July 30 to August 4

Adult Piano Seminars: Understanding the Solo Repertoire || Ages 18+ ||  August 6 to August 14
(Please note that there are two 4-day sessions to this program: you may apply to either session, or both.)

The Art of The Guitar: Solo & Ensemble Seminar|| Ages 18+ ||  August 21 to August 25

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, and we hope to see you this coming summer!

SoYoung Lee, DMA
Executive and Artistic Director

Evan Jay Williams, DMA
Assistant Director


For guidelines and requirement questions please contact: 303-449-1106 or

For technical questions, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk.