Santa Barbara, CA — Music Academy of the West Presents the 13th Season of The Met: Live in HD Sunday Encore Series in Hahn Hall October 28 through May 19, opening with Verdi’s Aida
Santa Barbara, CA — Instrumental Fellows to perform with the London Symphony Orchestra in 2019, while Competition Winners embark on recital tours in New York, Chicago, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and London.
Santa Barbara, CA — The Women’s Auxiliary of the Music Academy of the West is pleased to introduce their first-ever benefit event Music in the Gardens, held within the iconic gardens of the Music Academy.
Santa Barbara, CA — Winners will perform as soloists with the Academy Festival Orchestra in 2019
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....