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Travel Information

Arrival Dates & Times:

Arrival Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022, 9 am and 9 pm

  • String Quartet Seminar Fellows – Arrival on Monday, June 6, 2022, 12 pm to 5 pm
  • Vocal Piano Fellows – Arrival on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 12 pm to 5 pm

Arrival Locations & Directions:

Shuttle Schedule from the following locations to Westmont College is available from 9 am to 9 pm on Saturday, June 11, 2022:

  • Santa Barbara Airport
  • Santa Barbara Amtrak / Santa Barbara Greyhound Station
  • Santa Barbara Airbus (from SB to Los Angeles Airport-LAX)

Fellows arriving by car or rideshare to Westmont College should use the Directions below:


Departure Date & Times:

  • Departure Date: Sunday, August 7, 2022, 7 am to 5 pm 

Departure Locations:

Fellows departing by plane, bus, or train on Sunday, August 7:

Departure Shuttle Schedule from Westmont College to the following locations will be posted one week prior to Sunday, August 7
• Santa Barbara Airport
• Santa Barbara Amtrak / Santa Barbara Greyhound Station
• Santa Barbara Airbus (from SB to Los Angeles Airport-LAX)

Fellows departing by car or rideshare

All fellows must depart Westmont Campus by 5 pm on Sunday, August 7



  • COVID-19 Safe Face Masks
  • Proof of negative Covid test prior to arrival and proof of vaccination (detailed instructions will be provided prior to arrival)
  • Your music, including piano parts to solo instrumental repertoire (for collaborative piano dept. purposes). Be sure your music is labeled with your name and cell phone number
  • Combination Lock: A small combination lock (non-key) to secure your instrument locker at Music Academy main campus
  • Folding music stand for your individual practice
  • Metronome
  • Proof of medical and dental insurance coverage (Important!)
  • ATM and/or credit card


  • Ear plugs
  • Laptop
  • Bedside lamp
  • Small fan for your room (Important!) *See note regarding fans within the rental item section below
  • Re-usable water bottle
  • Re-usable coffee thermos
  • mattress pad
  • clothes hangers
  • comforter


  • blow-dryers
  • iron/ironing boards
  • desk lamps
  • fans (Residence halls are NOT air-conditioned due to the temperate climate of Santa Barbara, but fans are highly recommended for occasional warmer temperatures. A limited number of fans are available to rent, so bringing your own is highly encouraged)

Fellows may reserve linens in advance through the Travel Information Form and no later than May 15

  • $45 if reserved in advance (payment made via link before arrival)
  • $70 for requests placed upon arrival (payment via cash or credit card)

Linens Rental Includes:

  • fitted sheet
  • top sheet
  • blanket 
  • pillowcase
  • pillow 
  • bath towel

Fellows choosing to bring linens should have the following:

  • towels (bathing and beach)
  • blanket
  • comforter (nights can be cold and foggy)
  • sheets (narrow, flat twin sheets, extra-long recommended)
  • pillow(s)

Sunday, June 12 (all events mandatory for fellows)

  • 11 am – 12 pm: Dean Welcome and Residence Life Orientation (Residential Campus)
  • 12 pm: Lunch (at Residential Campus)
  • 1 – 2 pm: Buses from Residential Campus to Main Campus
  • 2 – 3 pm: Fellow Artistic Operations Orientation (at Main Campus)
  • 3 – 4 pm: Main Campus Tour and Class Photo
  • 4 – 5 pm: Convocation (Main Campus)
  • 5 – 5:30 pm: Studio Meetings (Main Campus)
  • 5:30 – 6 pm: Buses from Main Campus back to Residential Campus    
  • 6 pm: Dinner (at Residential Campus)

No prior reservation is required to attend a campus tour.

  • Residential Campus Tour: TBA
  • Main Campus Tour: TBA
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