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 more than 170 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.
2019 Summer Festival at the Music Academy of the West, June 17-August 10
The 72nd annual festival includes 170 performances by faculty, guest artists, and fellows; masterclasses; orchestra and chamber music concerts; and a fully staged opera at the Academy’s Miraflores campus and in venues throughout Santa Barbara. For tickets and more information, visit musicacademy.org.