Apply now for the 2017 Voice/Vocal Piano Programs at the Music Academy of the West!
Full-scholarship summer program in Santa Barbara, CA, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. As both a school and festival, the Academy offers singers and pianists weekly private lessons with world-renowned faculty/visiting artists, and abundant performance opportunities including weekly public masterclasses and fellow recitals with large audiences, a fully-staged opera (Donizetti's Elixir of Love), an opera scenes production, and the Marilyn Horne Song Competition awarding one singer and one pianist each a $4,000 cash prize and recital tour. Innovative Wellness Program includes free weekly cardio, kickboxing, and yoga classes, & counseling services.
The deadline to apply has been extended to October 31.
Music Academy of the West 2016 fellow testimonials:
“My Music Academy experience was life changing. I have seen so much growth in myself as a musician as well as the other fellows around me. This is a summer I will never forget.”
“This was a truly transformative summer. I learned from the best, with the best, and had a great time doing it!”
"The individual care for the fellows is absolutely unparalleled. Music Academy stands head and shoulders above other festivals I've attended."
"The faculty are the best in the world and the frequency we work with them allows us to really grow."
“My summer at the Music Academy of the West was the best summer of my life. I was pushed as a professional, as an artist, and as a human. I learned what it takes to build a successful music career. What I learned at the Music Academy will stay with me throughout my entire career, and I am eternally grateful.”
"I felt unburdened, lighter, happier, and I was empowered to learn within the beautiful environment."