The program’s goal is to identify and develop musically gifted and motivated musicians in the Roaring Fork Valley and offer them focused lessons during the summer, along with music education-specific activities and exclusive access to the Aspen Music Festival and School’s summer programming. P.A.L.S. events are scheduled throughout the summer to ensure that students are able to find events that work within their summer schedules. This program is open to High school and middle school students(entering grades 6-12) can apply for acceptance into the eight-week P.A.L.S. summer program, and students entering grades 1 through 5 are eligible to apply for the Little P.A.L.S. summer program.