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Welcome


 

 


 

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Welcome


 

 


 

Sing & Support Community Access

Nov 15, 5 – 8 pm. With special guest bartenders, fun auction items & more. No tickets required. Join us!

2019 Alumni Enterprise Awards

Now accepting applications from Academy alumni! Learn about our 2018 winners & how to apply.

Met: Live in HD: Tickets on sale!

18–19 season tickets are on sale now. Order today to reserve your favorite seats.

Study with the best in the industry

Now accepting applications for the 2019 Summer School & Festival in all programs of study. Learn more!

Sing! choral program launched

66 participants from nine schools rehearse after school and will perform in local venues.

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About the Academy


The next generation of great
classically trained musicians

Learn about the academy

About the Academy


The next generation of great
classically trained musicians

Learn about the academy

Since 1947, the Music Academy of the West has been making a unique and enduring contribution to the world of music by:

Advancing the development of the next generation of great classically trained musicians & Cultivating discerning, appreciative, and adventurous audiences.

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Apply for the Summer School & Festival


Jun 17-Aug 10

Learn more

Apply for the Summer School & Festival


Jun 17-Aug 10

Learn more

Now accepting applications in all programs of study for the 2019 Summer School & Festival. 


My summer at the Music Academy of the West was the best summer of my life. I was pushed as a professional, as an artist, and as a human. I learned what it takes to build a successful music career. What I learned at the Music Academy will stay with me throughout my entire career, and I am eternally grateful.
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The Met: Live in HD


ANNOUNCING THE 18-19 SEASON

GET DETAILS

The Met: Live in HD


ANNOUNCING THE 18-19 SEASON

GET DETAILS

The world’s greatest singers and conductors, filmed in high definition, ranging from rarely performed masterpieces to perennial audience favorites, and all screened in the acoustically ideal atmosphere of Hahn Hall. 


tickets ON-SALE NOW


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Support


Support


Create a lasting and far-reaching impact on classical music training, youth music education, and the quality of life in Santa Barbara

UPCOMING DONOR EVENTS INCLUDE

 
 
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Join us in 2019!


 

 

 

 

 


 

Join us in 2019!


 

 

 

 

 


 

8 weeks of world-class music making

The 72nd annual Summer Festival will feature over 200 events in Santa Barbara, California; many of which free to the public, June 17-Aug 10, 2019. The Festival events will highlight the Summer School’s 139 fellows from across the globe, and nearly 70 outstanding faculty members; offering orchestra, chamber music, opera, guest recitals, live competitions, masterclasses, and more.

Join our mailing list below to receive 2019 festival updates.

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Volunteer


Volunteer


We have many ways to volunteer at the Music academy

Work at The Shops, usher at Academy events, or be a part of our Compeer Program.

Thank you for your support!

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Rent a Beautiful Venue


From Hahn Hall to the Marilyn Horne Main House, we have stunning venues available to rent

Learn More

Rent a Beautiful Venue


From Hahn Hall to the Marilyn Horne Main House, we have stunning venues available to rent

Learn More

A few of our gorgeous locations