Santa Barbara, CA — The Music Academy of the West will host their 71st Anniversary Festival Gala, dedicated to the community of Santa Barbara, and themed Feast for the Senses on Saturday, August 4 in celebration of the 2018 Summer School and Festival.
Santa Barbara, CA — Music Academy of the West Vice President Patrick Posey transitions to performing career based in Los Angeles.
Santa Barbara, CA — Women's Auxiliary Annual Luncheon held in Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA — The Music Academy of the West is pleased to announce the appointment of a new administrator Kevin Kwan Loucks, Director of Innovation and Program Development.
Santa Barbara, CA — A pioneer of thought leadership in music and the arts, the Music Academy of the West is thrilled to announce the winners of its inaugural Alumni Enterprise Awards.
Santa Barbara, CA — Warren Staley named Music Academy of the West Board Chair. Dean Carter, Ted Cronin, and Stephanie Shuman join the Music Academy’s Board of Directors.
Santa Barbara, CA — The Women's Auxiliary of the Music Academy of the West has announced a one-day fundraising sale on March 3, Dream Dresses at Dream Prices. Brand-new bridal and evening gowns will be sold to support the Music Academy's full-scholarship and community access programs.
Santa Barbara, CA — Out of continued care and concern, the Music Academy of the West is offering two Concerts of Recovery and Hope for the community. The concert at Hahn Hall on Friday, February 2 at 7 pm will be repeated on Saturday, February 3 at 4 pm. Admission is free. Advance tickets are recommended. Tickets are available online at musicacademy.org/hope.
Santa Barbara, CA — The Music Academy is honored to receive the coveted Kids Helping Kids Investment in People Award this Friday, January 12 and Saturday, January 13 at the 10th Anniversary Kids Helping Kids Concert held at the Granada Theatre.
Santa Barbara, CA — The Music Academy of the West proudly presents its inaugural Solo Piano Competition Winner Recital Tour in partnership with Steinway & Sons, starring 2017 competition winner Zhu Wang.
Santa Barbara, CA — The Music Academy of the West proudly hosts the nation’s premiere annual competition for song recitals, the Marilyn Horne Song Competition. Academy fellows have competed annually since 1997.
Santa Barbara, CA — The Music Academy of the West’s beloved Voice Program Director Marilyn Horne, called “the most influential singer in American history” (Opera News), is transitioning to the position of Honorary Voice Program Director.
Santa Barbara, CA — On January 18, the ten outstanding musicians from Music Academy of the West who have been named as this year’s Zarin Mehta Fellows will arrive in New York to take part in the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program’s fourth season.
Santa Barbara, CA —The Music Academy has bolstered its ongoing support of its alumni’s entrepreneurial endeavors in classical music by establishing an annual Alumni Enterprise Awards. These awards will fund original ideas in areas including artistic expression, audience development, education, and technology; leading risk-taking and educational initiatives to success.
Fellows from the Music Academy of the West will appear on an upcoming episode of From the Top, the hit NPR radio program. It will air nationally the week of October 2 and in Southern California on KUSC, Sunday October 8 at 6PM, and is available for streaming and podcast at fromthetop.org. The episode was taped before a live audience June 15, 2017 at Hahn Hall in Santa Barbara, presented by the Music Academy of the West....
Santa Barbara, CA - The Music Academy of the West will offer 10 The Met: Live in HD Sunday Encore screenings for the 2017-18 season, which will launch October 22 with a new production of Bellini’s Norma conducted by Carlo Rizzo, directed by Sir David McVicar, and starring Sondra Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, Adalgisa. The Academy will also offer a special holiday presentation of Hansel and Gretel on Saturday, December 9. Please note that live Saturday simulcasts will no longer be screened at Hahn Hall....
Santa Barbara, CA — Ten outstanding Music Academy of the West musicians have been selected to travel to New York as Zarin Mehta Fellows in January 2018 to participate in the fourth year of the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program, which offers opportunities to train and play with Philharmonic musicians, representing an innovative approach to training the next generation of world-class musicians for successful careers...
Soprano Hannah Rose Kidwell and pianist Christina Giuca have been selected as the winners of The Music Academy of the West’s 2017 Marilyn Horne Song Competition. Ms. Horne has been the Voice Program Director of the Music Academy since 1997. The event took place on Friday, August 4 at Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California...
Santa Barbara, CA — In the fourth summer of its innovative partnership with the New York Philharmonic, the Music Academy of the West looks forward to presenting the orchestra in the largest classical music event in the city of Santa Barbara’s history, which is now officially sold out. 6,500 $10 and free tickets have been sold for the performance on Monday, July 31, at Santa Barbara City College’s ocean-side La Playa Stadium...
Santa Barbara, CA — The Music Academy of the West announces the winners of its highly competitive, annual Concerto Competition: Solo Piano fellow Dominic Cheli, Violin fellow Isaac Allen, and Clarinet fellow Fàtima Boix Cantó. The winners have been selected to perform their competition selections with the Academy Festival Orchestra as part of the Concerto Celebration & Aucoin Premiere concert on Saturday, July 15, at 7:30 pm at the Granada Theatre. The concert will be conducted by LA Opera Artist-in-Residence and Mosher guest artist Matthew Aucoin, and live-streamed on both Facebook Live and musicacademy.org...