Music Academy

1070 Fairway Road
Santa Barbara, CA

The Music Academy of the West advances the development of 21st century classically trained musicians and cultivates discerning, appreciative, and adventurous audiences. Founded in 1947, the Academy operates on a 10-acre, ocean-side campus in Santa Barbara, California. Music Academy of the West’s world-renowned eight-week Summer Festival comprises nearly 200 public events. Programs comprise voice, vocal piano, collaborative piano, instrumental, and solo piano. The Academy began a four-year partnership with the London Symphony Orchestra in 2018 focused on education and performance on both continents. An Innovation Institute supports alumni entrepreneurship with the Alumni Enterprise Awards and an annual residential. In the local community 200 young people participate in the Academy’s expanding choral program, Sing!

Music Academy

1070 Fairway Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108

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Special Events






Steven Isserlis
July 3, 2024
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Location: Music Academy

Mosher guest artist and cellist extraordinaire, Steven Isserlis, presents a recital alongside pianist Connie Shih, featuring sonatas by…



Bizet’s Carmen
July 12, 2024
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Location: Music Academy

Carmen is the ultimate force of nature in one of the world's most celebrated operas. Directed by Ken Cazan, conducted by Daniela…



Bizet’s Carmen
July 14, 2024
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Location: Music Academy

Carmen is the ultimate force of nature in one of the world’s most celebrated operas. Directed by Ken Cazan , conducted by Daniela…


Teaching Artists
July 20, 2024
Location: Music Academy

Music Academy's brilliant teaching artists converge for an evening not to be missed. The program includes artists:  Timothy Day,…


Lawrence Brownlee
July 23, 2024
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Location: Music Academy

Today’s most celebrated bel canto tenor joins us as a Mosher guest artist to perform a recital themed ‘Songs of My…