Music Academy of the West

About Music Academy of the West

Located in Santa Barbara, the Music Academy creates a space where exceptional talent can thrive by encouraging artists to stretch, experiment, improvise, and play. We give artists the tools they need to become not just great musicians but great leaders. With the sun shining brightly on possibility and potential, we unleash the creators who will reimagine the future of classical music. We catalyze the change that will propel classically trained musicians boldly forward.

The Music Academy’s year round programs are an annual Summer Festival for 136 fellows with more than 120 performances and events, Solo Piano, Duo, Fast Pitch, and Marilyn Horne Song Competitions; the London Symphony Orchestra; the Alumni Enterprise Awards; the Mariposa Series of fall concerts by partnership Academy-affiliated artists, and Sing!, a children’s choir free of charge for all participants that performs with local, national, and international partners.

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Vocal Fellow

June 2019 - August 2019 Santa Barbara, CA
“Great position, fantastic community, stellar faculty.”

Concert Pianist

June 2018 - August 2018 Santa Barbara, CA
“Performance opportunities, extremely high level of masterclasses.”
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