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The 2017 Summer Festival Has Ended


 

Thank you for being a part of it!

 


 

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The 2017 Summer Festival Has Ended


 

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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Scott reed "A music institution's guiding force"

read the LA Times article

UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE MUSIC ACADEMY

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The Met: Live in HD


RENEWALS START AUG 28 / NEW SUBSCRIPTIONS SEPT 18

GET DETAILS

The Met: Live in HD


RENEWALS START AUG 28 / NEW SUBSCRIPTIONS SEPT 18

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. 

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

 

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Academy Fellows


Admissions, Academy Programs & Campus Life

Learn about admissions

Academy Fellows


Admissions, Academy Programs & Campus Life

Learn about admissions

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.
— 2016 Fellow
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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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Volunteer


Volunteer


We have many ways to volunteer at the Music academy

From working at The Shops, to ushering at Academy events, to being 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