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The Next Generation of Great Classically Trained Musicians


 

 


 

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The Next Generation of Great Classically Trained Musicians


 

 


 

Due to the Santa Barbara fire conditions, evacuations, and poor air quality on campus,
the Music Academy of the West is closed today.


UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE MUSIC ACADEMY


EVENTS CALENDAR

 

MUSIC ACADEMY LAUNCHES ALUMNI ENTERPRISE AWARDS

click to apply!

Voted best classical ensemble in the 2017 readers' poll

read the SB Independent announcement

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2018 Summer School & Festival


June 18 - August 12

Now accepting applications!

Learn how to apply

2018 Summer School & Festival


June 18 - August 12

Now accepting applications!

Learn how to apply

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


SUBSCRIPTIONS AND INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

GET DETAILS

The Met: Live in HD


SUBSCRIPTIONS AND INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

GET DETAILS

The Dec 10 screening of The Exterminating Angel has been postponed. The screening will be rescheduled for a later date, and will inform all ticket holders once determined.


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. 

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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 committed to making a unique and enduring contribution to the world of music

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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 EXCLUSIVE EVENT

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2017 Summer School & Festival


 

Thank you for being a part of it!

 


 

2017 Summer School & Festival


 

Thank you for being a part of it!

 


 

8 weeks of world-class music making

The 70th Anniversary Summer Festival featured over 200 events in Santa Barbara, California; many of which were free to the public. The Festival events highlighted the Summer School’s 137 fellows from more than 20 states and 10 countries, and nearly 70 faculty and guest artists. The Festival offered orchestra, chamber music, opera, guest recitals, live competitions, masterclasses, and more!

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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