Music Academy of the West announces appointment of Principal Opera Conductor
Daniela Candillari will conduct annual opera productions of the Academy’s Vocal Institute annually through 2024
We are privileged to have this ongoing connection with one of the worldu2019s leading conductors that has such an affinity for vocal music. Daniela Candillari is a consummate musician and supportive educator that helps everyone tackle their artistic goals.
John Churchwell, Vocal Institute Director of Music
I love every opportunity to return to the Music Academy of the West to interact with the excellent young musicians who study there. Opera is such an important part of the Academyu2019s legacy that it is an honor to be on the team.
Relationships are at the heart of the Academyu2019s culture. Extending the prospect of having Daniela Candillari to coach and conduct our singers and orchestra each year is an investment that will reap artistic rewards for all involved. Her balance of nurture and demand for excellence will inspire our fellows
Scott Reed, Music Academy President & CEO
ABOUT DANIELA CANDILLARI
ABOUT MUSIC ACADEMY OF THE WESTMusic Academy of the West is a performance-based training center and incubator that empowers musicians to positively impact society. The Academy welcomes everyone from across all generations, cultures, and backgrounds to experience the transformative power of music. Based in Santa Barbara, California, the Academy presents the preeminent full-scholarship Summer School and Festival for classically trained fellows ages 18 to 34. They study and perform with more than 50 exceptional faculty and teaching artists, while forging close connections with the community. The Academy’s commitment to long-term collaborations and exchanges with leading orchestras and opera companies results in unparalleled mentorship and career-advancing prospects. The Innovation Institute spearheads entrepreneurial training and ventures through seminars, residencies, and the Alumni Enterprise Awards, substantial grants given annually for a wide range of creative projects. Launched in 2018, Sing!, a free, after-school choral program for local elementary students inspires personal growth and expression. For more information, please visit musicacademy.org.
Released: December 3, 2021
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