The Women's Auxiliary Presents "Dream Dresses" Sale March 3

The Women's Auxiliary Presents "Dream Dresses" Sale March 3

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. 

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Music Academy Presents "Concerts for Recovery and Hope"

Music Academy Presents "Concerts for Recovery and Hope"

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.

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Music Academy to Receive the Kids Helping Kids Investment in People Award

Music Academy to Receive the Kids Helping Kids Investment in People Award

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.

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The Music Academy of the West’s first-ever 2017 Solo Piano Competition Winner Embarks on National Recital Tour

The Music Academy of the West’s first-ever 2017 Solo Piano Competition Winner Embarks on National Recital Tour

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.

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2017 Marilyn Horne Song Competition Winners Recital Tour

2017 Marilyn Horne Song Competition Winners Recital Tour

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.

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Marilyn Horne transitions to Honorary Voice Program Director

Marilyn Horne transitions to Honorary Voice Program Director

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.

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10 Zarin Mehta Fellows from Music Academy of the West arrive in New York City January 18 for ten-day immersion with New York Philharmonic

10 Zarin Mehta Fellows from Music Academy of the West arrive in New York City January 18 for ten-day immersion with New York Philharmonic

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.

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The Music Academy of the West launches Alumni Enterprise Awards open to all alumni

The Music Academy of the West launches Alumni Enterprise Awards open to all alumni

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.

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Music Academy of the West Fellows Appear on NPR's From The Top Nationally on Oct 8

Music Academy of the West Fellows Appear on NPR's From The Top Nationally on Oct 8

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....

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Music Academy of the West presents the 12th Season of The Met: Live in HD Sunday Encore Series in Hahn Hall October 22 through May 13

Music Academy of the West presents the 12th Season of The Met: Live in HD Sunday Encore Series in Hahn Hall October 22 through May 13

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....

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Music Academy of the West Instrumentalists Announced for the 2018 New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program

Music Academy of the West Instrumentalists Announced for the 2018 New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program

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...

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Music Academy of the West Announces 2017 Marilyn Horne Song Competition Winners

Music Academy of the West Announces 2017 Marilyn Horne Song Competition Winners

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...

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Event Update: Largest Classical Music Event in Santa Barbara's History on July 31 at La Playa Stadium is now Sold Out

Event Update: Largest Classical Music Event in Santa Barbara's History on July 31 at La Playa Stadium is now Sold Out

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...

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Music Academy of the West Announces 2017 Concerto Competition Winners for Piano, Strings, and Woodwinds

Music Academy of the West Announces 2017 Concerto Competition Winners for Piano, Strings, and Woodwinds

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...

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Music Academy of the West celebrates the grand opening of Hind Hall, a new teaching studio building, on July 14, marking the completion of its long-range facility upgrade plan

Music Academy of the West celebrates the grand opening of Hind Hall, a new teaching studio building, on July 14, marking the completion of its long-range facility upgrade plan

Santa Barbara, CA — On July 14 at 5 pm, the Music Academy of the West celebrates the Hind Hall grand opening and ribbon cutting event, the Academy’s new teaching studio building that is the result of a generous $4.4 million gift from the Hind Foundation in addition to the collective support of all those that contributed to the $17.5 million FINALE campaign. The event will also feature the premiere of a commemorative fanfare, written exclusively for this occasion by Mosher guest artist Matthew Aucoin. All are invited to attend and experience this milestone moment...

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Music Academy of the West brings NPR's hit show "From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley" to Santa Barbara - June 15

Music Academy of the West brings NPR's hit show "From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley" to Santa Barbara - June 15

Santa Barbara, CA — NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on KUSC, will record a radio broadcast Thursday, June 15 at 7:30 PM at Hahn Hall in Santa Barbara featuring fellows of the Music Academy of the West. The popular NPR radio program features the amazing performances and captivating personal stories of extraordinary young classical musicians from across the country...

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Music Academy of the West Announces First Classical Evolution/Revolution Conference (June 19-20)

Music Academy of the West Announces First Classical Evolution/Revolution Conference (June 19-20)

Santa Barbara, CA — As it celebrates the milestone of its 70th anniversary season this year, Music Academy of the West, in its role as a pioneer of thought leadership in music and the arts, hosts a first-of-its-kind Classical Evolution/Revolution Conference on June 19-20.  Prominent CEOs and leaders from the theater, museum, legal, research and tech community will join artists, agents, entrepreneurs and presenters from the field to engage in debate and discussion around the evolution of classical music in our current culture...

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41st annual May Madness treasure and estate sale event to benefit the Music Academy of the West’s full-scholarship program will take place on Saturday, May 6

41st annual May Madness treasure and estate sale event to benefit the Music Academy of the West’s full-scholarship program will take place on Saturday, May 6

Santa Barbara, CA — The Women’s Auxiliary of the Music Academy of the West presents their annual May Madness event, which will take place Saturday, May 6, from 9 am -3 pm. Now in its 41st year, the massive treasure and estate sale is a benefit for the Music Academy’s full-scholarship program...

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The Music Academy of the West’s 2016 Marilyn Horne Song Competition Winners on National Recital Tour

The Music Academy of the West’s 2016 Marilyn Horne Song Competition Winners on National Recital Tour

Santa Barbara, CA — The Music Academy of the West proudly hosts the nation’s premiere competition for song recitals, the Marilyn Horne Song Competition. Academy fellows have competed annually since 1997, performing for a panel of esteemed judges. Winners receive the Regina Roney Prize of $4,000 each, and are presented in a national recital tour...

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Music Academy of the West announces star-studded 70th Anniversary Gala, Steinway Style

Music Academy of the West announces star-studded 70th Anniversary Gala, Steinway Style

Santa Barbara, CA — The Music Academy of the West will host a glamorous 70th Anniversary Gala aptly themed Steinway Style on Sunday, May 21, celebratingthe Music Academy’s new All-Steinway status, and launching the 2017 Summer School and Festival...

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