2016 Summer School and Festival: June 11 - August 6

The Music Academy of the West welcomes 140 full-scholarship recipients, ages 18-34, to study and perform during an 8-week Summer School and Festival in five programs: Voice, Vocal Piano, Collaborative Piano, Solo Piano, and Instrumental (including Strings, Winds, Brass, Percussion, and Harp). Auditions take place across the United States and abroad, typically attracting fellows from 50 music conservatories and schools and multiple countries. The Festival takes place on a beautiful 10-acre campus adjacent to popular beaches as well as in venues across Santa Barbara.



Participate in the Academy’s Unique Experience:

Full Scholarship

Outstanding Faculty & Visiting Artists

Masterclasses & Performance Opportunities

Private Lessons

Chamber Music

New York Philharmonic Partnership


String Leadership Program


Marilyn Horne Song Competition/National Tour

Concerto Competition

Wellness Program