Founded in 1981, Breckenridge Music impacts the community by improving the quality of life for Summit County residents and visitors, increasing access to the arts, fostering a deeper understanding of music for all ages and contributing to a robust Breckenridge economy. The nonprofit organization serves approximately 15,000 people each year through its three core programs: Breckenridge Music Festival, Breck Music Education and Breck Music Presents.
Every summer, mid-July through mid-August, Breckenridge Music Festival features a resident ensemble of 45 professional musicians led by Artistic Director and Conductor Steven Schick. Performances range from traditional to contemporary classical and include multidisciplinary arts collaborations with local and regional arts organizations. Intimate chamber music experiences are also presented in private homes and public locations throughout Summit County.
The Music in the Schools program, Kid Fest, family concerts, open rehearsals and other free performances aim to share music with the broadest cross-section of the community. In-school assemblies and workshops reach about 4,000 students at schools in Lake, Park and Summit counties. Click here to learn more about our educational offerings.
Breck Music Presents is a series of performances that brings some of the most popular national touring acts in jazz, rock, folk, bluegrass and country to the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge during the summer months. Regional talent is presented throughout Summit County during the winter.
Learn more about becoming a member of Applause, a fundraising committee for Breckenridge Music Festival, by clicking here.