Alan Fletcher is an accomplished scholar, composer, and arts leader. He serves as President and CEO of the Aspen Music Festival and School. Alan previously served as Professor and Head of the School of Music at Carnegie Mellon University, and as Professor, Dean, and Provost of New England Conservatory.
Alan’s leadership activities have included chairing the 1997 Salzburg Seminar Music for a New Millennium: The Classical Genre in Contemporary Society, which convened 70 distinguished musical leaders from around the world in Mozart’s birthplace. He lectures nationally and internationally on music and its social importance. He has written for Gramophone magazine and has appeared in numerous publications including Sonus, The Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, Symphony magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and many others. Alan’s music includes more than 200 works in all traditional classical forms. His music is recorded on Albany and Exton Records and published by Boosey & Hawkes and Subito.
He is on the boards of the Aspen Institute, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and the International Festival for Contemporary Piano. He is on the advisory board of From the Top and is a member of the University of Chicago Music Visiting Committee. Alan has served on the boards of the Pittsburgh Opera and the Pittsburgh Symphony.
Alan earned a bachelor’s degree at Princeton University, Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude. He earned a master’s degree and doctorate at the Juilliard School as a Danforth graduate fellow, where he received the Irving Berlin Fellowship and the Alexandre Gretchaninoff Prize. Alan attended the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, and he has been a frequent fellow at the MacDowell Colony.