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Summer School
& Festival


APPLY TO BE AN ACADEMY FELLOW
 

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Summer School
& Festival


APPLY TO BE AN ACADEMY FELLOW
 

Join 137 musicians from around the world for a summer of unparalleled learning.

Each year, talented instrumentalists and vocalists age 18-34 audition to earn a coveted spot as a fellow in our Summer School & Festival, including a full scholarship. During the 8-week session, each fellow receives world-class training, abundant public performance opportunities, and the chance to compete for other prizes and positions. Read on to learn more about the experience and how to apply.

Alan Gilbert conducts Beethoven

The Music Academy was life changing. I learned so much about myself as an artist and person. It was incredible to learn from such esteemed faculty in such an amazing setting.
— 2016 Fellow

Programs Of Study


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2018 AUDITION SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED.

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How to Apply


How to Apply


Dennis Michel Bassoon Masterclass

Each fellow is awarded a full scholarship, including free tuition, single-room accommodations, local transportation, and all on-campus meals. Fellows are responsible for their own transportation to and from Santa Barbara, and any meals they choose to eat off-campus.
 

 
At the Music academy I spent 8 weeks in an atmosphere that was both musically and socially engaging, in one of the most beautiful cities I have ever been to. The experiences and camaraderie I’ve gained here will surely stick with me for a long time.
— 2016 Fellow
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Festival Life


Festival Life


My Music Academy experience was life changing. I have seen so much growth in myself as a musician as well as the other fellows around me. This is a summer I will never forget.
— 2016 Fellow

Powerful musical instruction combines with a rich social life and wellness program in our eight week Summer School & Festival.

Take a look at all the Academy experience has to offer.

Summer School & Festival Experience