Admissions

2021 Summer School & Festival June 14 – August 7

2021 Application & Audition Process will be announced October 2020

JOIN 140 MUSICIANS FROM AROUND THE WORLD FOR A SUMMER OF WORLD-CLASS LEARNING AND ABUNDANT PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCES DURING THE ANNUAL SUMMER SCHOOL & FESTIVAL

Experience the Music Academy’s unique summer training experience as both a school AND festival – the best of both worlds in a spectacular coastal setting.

FULL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

All enrolled musicians attend the Summer School and Festival on full-scholarship, including free tuition, accommodations, and meals.

INNOVATIVE CAREER-LAUNCHING OPPORTUNITIES

Receive advanced training and mentorship both on-stage and off-stage, honing your talent with world-renowned faculty and guest artists while enjoying a wide variety of training and performance opportunities to propel you into your career as a 21st century musician.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

The summer festival features nearly 200 summer festival performances, attended by over 40,000 members of the Santa Barbara community, whose enthusiasm for the festival is unparalleled.

Music Academy is becoming more dedicated to technology/creativity/innovation! I feel that’s important in the future of classical music and I’m glad to see the Academy taking steps to push boundaries and be part of those pushing forward on this journey!

— 2020 fellow

I came away from Music Academy thinking of myself as more than what I do on stage, and that realization of how much power I hold as an artist is pretty awesome.

— 2020 fellow

Programs of Study

Solo Piano

Solo Piano

2021 Solo Piano Program application process will be announced October 2020

Strings, Winds, Brass, Harp & Percussion

Strings, Winds, Brass, Harp & Percussion

2021 Instrumental Program application process will be announced October 2020

Collaborative Piano

Collaborative Piano

2021 Collaborative Piano Program application process will be announced October 2020

Voice

Voice

2021 Voice Program application process will be announced October 2020

Vocal Piano

Vocal Piano

2021 Vocal Piano Program application process will be announced October 2020

For admissions inquiries, please email [email protected]