1070 Fairway Road
Santa Barbara, CA

Founded in 1947, the Music Academy of the West is among the nation’s preeminent summer schools and festivals for gifted, young, classically-trained musicians. At its ocean-side campus in Santa Barbara, the Academy provides these musicians with the opportunity for advanced study and performance under the guidance of internationally renowned faculty artists, guest conductors, and soloists. Located on a lovely 10-acre garden estate, the Music Academy presents more than 200 public events annually, including student recitals, masterclasses, orchestra and chamber music concerts, and fully staged opera. The Music Academy will celebrate its 70th Anniversary during the 2017 Summer School and Festival from June 12 to August 5 at the Academy’s scenic Miraflores campus and in venues throughout Santa Barbara.

Nestled above the ocean in the beautiful Montecito neighborhood, the Music Academy of the West offers several different venues for performance and meeting rentals.To learn more or to receive a rental quote, please contact Rayna Davis, Community Access Manager, 805-695-7931, rdavis@musicacademy.org.

Music Academy of the West

1070 Fairway Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108

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Special Events




PercussionFest

Location: Music Academy of the West

Two performances of PercussionFest has been added of this ultra-popular and multifaceted display of technical prowess: 3:15 PM or…



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Picnic Concert Series

Time: Location: Music Academy of the West

Enjoy your picnic in the beautiful atmosphere of the Academy’s Miraflores campus and then enter Hahn Hall for a magical evening as…


Merit Recital

Time: Location: Music Academy of the West

Talented musicians ages 11-18 will perform in concert as the culmination of a two week program under the mentorship of Academy fellows.


Sonata Recital

Time: Location: Music Academy of the West

Collaborative Piano fellows pair up with Instrumental fellows to present an all-sonata program under the leadership of faculty…


Solo Piano Competition

Time: Location: Music Academy of the West

Solo Piano fellows will compete for The Luria Prize (a cash award), and the opportunity to perform on a national tour in…







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Chamber Concert Series

Time: Location: Music Academy of the West

Music Academy of the West's fellows perform chamber music concerts at the Santa Barbara Public Library’s Faulkner Gallery, every…