Institute’s History

Established in 2001 by our Artistic Director, David Halen, who is the concertmaster for the Saint Louis Symphony and Aspen Music Festival Orchestra; along with Ed Boyce, the Innsbrook Resort Founder and Chairman, the intent behind creating the Innsbrook Institute was simple. When introduced, it became clear immediately that Mr. Boyce and Mr. Halen shared the same dream of starting a music festival in Missouri, inspired by the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado, along with creating a music school for young musicians. Their shared passion, motivation, and drive, along with assistance from the St. Louis Symphony Outreach Program, formed the Innsbrook Institute and will celebrate their 20th season, Friday, June 12, 2020 through Saturday, June 20, 2020.