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About Us

Great Classical Music Since 1947

Our Mission: To make a unique and enduring contribution to the world of music by:

  • advancing the development of the next generation of great classically trained musicians.
  • cultivating discerning, appreciative, and adventurous audiences.

The Music Academy is among the nation’s preeminent summer training program for gifted young artists. At its ocean-side, ten-acre campus in Santa Barbara, California, the Academy provides these musicians with the opportunity for advanced study and performance under the guidance of internationally renowned teaching artists, guest conductors, and soloists during its Summer School & Festival, presenting nearly 120 public events on campus and in downtown Santa Barbara.

The 2023 Summer School & Festival takes place June 12 through August 5.

Meet Our Administration and Artists

Teaching Artists

View our roster of world-class teaching artists in all programs of study.

Innovation Teaching Artists

Meet our groundbreaking artists and industries leaders guiding our fellows in seminars and other learning opportunities.

2023 Fellows

Learn about our latest roster of Music Academy fellows, representing the top music conservatories from across the globe for the 2023 Summer School & Festival.


Board of Directors

National Advisory Council

Interested in Employment Opportunities?

We have may have positions on our team and exciting opportunities for our fellows and alums.
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