Music Academy of The West: 2017 Summer Festival

June 13, 2017 - August 5, 2017

Recurring daily

Music Academy of the West
Starting at $10, Ages 7-17 Free

The 70th Summer School and Festival, which will take place June 12 through August 5, 2017, will feature over 200 masterclasses, recitals, performances, and events in Santa Barbara, California; many of which are free to the public. The Festival events will highlight the Summer School’s 140 fellows from more than 20 states and 10 countries, and nearly 70 faculty and guest artists. Choose from orchestra, chamber music, opera, guest recitals, live competitions, up-close masterclasses, and more! 

Highlights include Mosher guest artists Stephen Hough and Matthew Aucoin, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony featuring the entire New York Philharmonic conducted by Alan Gilbert (his final performance as the NY Phil Music Director) at La Playa Stadium, 10 world and west coast premieres by guest composers including Caroline Shaw and Jake Heggie, a new production of Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love, conducted by Speranza Scappucci and directed by James Darrah, five Academy Festival Orchestra concerts at the Granada Theatre, an Evolution/Revolution Classical Music Conference, and much, much more.

Tickets go on sale May 13, or subscribe for the best seats. 

Sign up to receive our brochure (mailed late March) for all the details and to order your tickets. Request your brochure at

Music Academy of The West: 2017 Summer Festival

1070 Fairway Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108

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