For 66 years the Music Academy of the West has trained the next generation of great classical musicians by providing opportunities for advanced study and intensive performance in a uniquely beautiful and supportive environment.
Each Music Academy Fellow is awarded a full scholarship, including free tuition, single-room accommodations, and all meals.
Recognized as one of the world’s preeminent summer music programs for exceptional pre-professional classical musicians, the Academy offers an experience that is at once intimate and intense, highly personalized, and deeply collaborative.
Admission to the Music Academy is strictly merit-based and highly competitive. Nearly 1,700 musicians from all over the world applied for admission in 2013; just 140 were accepted.
During eight weeks each summer, Academy Fellows refine and enhance their skills with each other and with the outstanding faculty and guest artists who join them. Together they participate in 200 musical events, including masterclasses, chamber music, individual weekly lessons, recitals, orchestra concerts, a concerto competition, a vocal competition, and a fully staged opera.