Music Academy of the West

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!

2020 Summer Festival at the Music Academy of the West, June 15-August 8

The 73rd annual festival includes nearly 200  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

Music Academy of the West

1070 Fairway Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108

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Special Events

Percussion Xtravaganza

Time: Location: Music Academy of the West

RESERVE YOUR TABLE OR SEATS TODAY! High octane outdoor ‘in-the-round’ concert with Academy faculty & alumni Strolling…