In the realm of returns to normalcy, the fellows will once again learn and make music together on both the Academy’s oceanside campus and that of Westmont College (where they’ll also reside), while our world-class faculty will continue to impart their knowledge to this next generation of classically trained musicians. And you, dear reader, will again attend a variety of events – public masterclasses, chamber concerts, solo recitals, orchestra concerts – both on the Academy’s campus and at the Granada Theatre.
But what’s different? Well, there are, of course, lots of health and safety guidelines. The Music Academy is requiring a COVID-19 vaccine for all fellows, faculty, administration, and volunteers. In addition, fellows, faculty, and summer staff were tested for COVID-19 upon arrival, and testing will occur weekly for the same groups, as well as all full-time administration.
The concert experience for our audiences will look a little different this year, too. For starters, the Academy has moved primarily to eTickets for events this year, meaning patrons will receive their tickets via email, which they can then either print at home or display on their cell phones.