American Bach Soloists Academy ( 50—10)
Jeffrey Thomas, Robert Mealy, Elizabeth Blumenstock,
Max van Edmond, John Thiessen, Previous Featured
44 Page St., Suite 403 (415) 621-7900
San Francisco, CA 94102-5975 twitter.com/americanbach
Type: Historical performance; instrumental & vocal. Age
& Level: 20-35; advanced student & young professional;
recorded audition required. Site: San Francisco
Conservatory of Mus. Dates: 2019 TBD; 2018 July-Aug.
Blackburn Music Academy (Festival Napa Valley)
Ming Luke, Prog. Dir.
Martin West, Mus. Dir.
Joshua Bell, Raimund Lissy, Russian National Orchestra
principals, John Corigliano, Martin West, Featured
1850 Soscol Ave., Suite 205 (888) 337-6272
Napa, CA 94559 twitter.com/napafest?lang=en
Type: Intensive experience for talented emerging professional
musicians through chamber & orchestral performances.
Age & Level: 18-34. Site: Napa Valley, CA. Dates: July
2019. Cost: None. Housing provided, transportation and
not all meals provided. Registration fee.
California Opera - Summer Opera Arts & Education
Edna Garabedian, Art. Dir.
PO Box 9741 (559) 225-6737 (559-CAL-OPERA)
Fresno, CA 93794
Type: Workshop, master class, private consultation & stagecraft training culminate in fully staged opera, operettas,
opera scenes, chamber operas, musical theater, art song,
oratorio & recitals. Age & Level: Young artists. Site: Fresno
Art Museum Summer Opera Dates: July-Aug.
Catalina Piano Performance Workshop for Adults
Leslie Anne Demuth, Dir.
46-212 Cypress Estates (760) 413-2782
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Type: Intense study of piano music & performance; music
theory, daily lessons, performance recital open to the public
Age & Level: 21 & up, amateurs & professionals. Site:
Catalina Island. Dates: June 9-14, 2019.
Central Coast Harp Workshop Marcia Dickstein, Harpist/
PO Box 492225, Los Angeles, CA 90049 (310) 472-9740
Type: Lever & pedal harp; performance practices; harp solo,
ensemble & chamber music repertoire. Age & Level: No
age limit; harpists of all levels. Site: Morro Bay, CA Studio.
Dates: July or Aug.
Hidden Valley Music Seminars Master Class Series
Peter T. Meckel, Gen. Dir.
Elaine Douvas, Keith Underwood, Judith LeClair,
Mark Kosower, Emil Khudyev, Robert Walters, Featured
PO Box 116 (831) 659-3115
Carmel Valley, CA 93924 twitter.com/hvmusicseminars
Type: Master classes; oboe, flute, jazz flute, English horn,
cello, violin, viola, clarinet, bassoon. Age & Level:
Pre-professional & professional; audition required. Site: Carmel
Valley, CA. Dates: May-Aug. Cost: Approx. $1200 per 5. 5
day master class (includes room, board, & tuition).
Idyllwild Arts Academy & Summer Program
( 250-300 Academy, 600-800 Summer— 50)
Christopher Reba, Academy Mus. Chair
Tara Sechrest, Dean of Admission
Mark Davis, Dir., Summer & Auxiliary Programs
Christoph Wyneken, John Walz, Larry Livingston, Sey Ahn,
Pacific Trio, Featured Teachers
PO Box 38 (951) 659-2171
Idyllwild, CA 92549 twitter.com/idyllwildarts
Type: Intensive program for advanced & serious singers &
chamber & orchestra musicians; Summer Jazz Intensive;
Harp & Piano Performance Intensives for exploring
interests in solo, chamber & orchestral performance. Age
& Level: Grades 9-12 (Academy); ages 13-18, recent high
school graduates (Summer Program). Site: Idyllwild, CA.
Dates: June 23-Aug. 6, 2019. Cost: $3260 (two-week
residential program); discounts may apply for membership
in honor or all-state ensembles or registering for multiple
Institute for Young Dramatic Voices ( 20-25— 12-15)
Dolora Zajick, Gen. Dir.;
Luana DeVol, Dir. American Wagner Proj.
Darrell Babidge, Dir. of Emerging Artist and Young
Dolora Zajick, Darrell Babidge, Luana DeVol, John Parr,
Beatrice Benzi, Featured Teachers
5892 Soledad Rd., San Diego, CA 92037 (775) 453-0055
Type: Voice teaching, coaching; English, Italian & German
diction; acting, body movement; public concerts & masterclasses. Age & Level: 15-17 (Discovery), 18-26 (
Intro-ductory/Intermediate), 24-34 (Emerging), 27-36 (Young
Professional), American Wagner Project (no age limit).
Site: Univ. of Nevada Reno. Dates: July 10-31, 2019. Cost:
Please refer to IYDV.org for fees under program tab.
SoCal Chamber Music Workshop ( 100-130— 16)
Leo Marcus, Dir.
Telegraph String Quartet, Featured Teachers
2423 Pier Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 902-8913
Type: Adult chamber music workshop for individuals & pre-rehearsed ensembles. Daily coached five hours of rehearsal
followed by mini-master classes with two coaches & four
groups. Extra activities, faculty concerts & lectures. Age
& Level: 18-senior; advanced amateur to professional
(able to sight read through a middle Beethoven quartet
or Brahms trio); pianists & winds of professional level; no
audition. Site: Scripps Coll., Claremont, CA. Dates: Last
week of July. Cost: $425 (tuition), $725 (room & board).
SongFest ( 80-110— 15-20)
Rosemary Ritter, Exec./ Art. Dir.
6369 Euclid Rd. (310) 384-3706
Cincinnati, OH 45236 twitter.com/SongFestUS
Type: Intensive performing art song festival for singers,
collaborative pianists, teachers & coaches. Site: The
Colburn School, Los Angeles, CA. Dates: 2019 TBD; 2018
Stanford Jazz Workshop ( 90-230 per session— 150)
Jim Nadel, Art. Dir.
Janel Patton, Admissions Dir.
Anat Cohen, Allison Miller, Ravi Coltrane, Kate McGarry,
Ralph Alessi, Previous Featured Teachers
PO Box 20454 (650) 736-0324
Stanford, CA 94309 twitter.com/stanfordjazz
Type: Jazz immersion for instrumentalists & vocalists.
Combo-based week-long jazz camps for high school
students & adults, week-long day camp for middle school
students, & after-school big bands during the school year.
Age & Level: Beginner to advanced; Giant Steps Day
Camp ( 10-14); Jazz Camp ( 12-17); Jazz Institute ( 18 &
over; under 18 by audition); Evening jazz classes ( 3 to 5
years of basic instruction required). Site: Stanford Univ. &
environs. Dates: 2019 TBD; 2018 July-Aug. Cost: Approx.
$800-$1400 per week (tuition); approx. $900 per week
(room & board).
univ. of San Diego/Greater San Diego Music Coterie
Chamber Music Festival (Open—Coach for every
Dr. Angela Yeung, Dir.
Tina Chong, Ramon Negron, Carol Seefeldt, Edmund Stein,
Angela Yeung, Featured Teachers
Mus. Dept., Univ. of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 260-4106
Type: Chamber music; coaching sessions, sight-reading
sessions, individual practice, daily public performances;
audition tape required, but the festival is non-competitive.
Age & Level: All age groups & levels welcome; young
musicians must be advanced enough to play independently
in a chamber setting; participants are grouped with those
having similar ability & musical interest. Site: Univ. of San
Diego campus. Dates: Feb. 22-24, 2019 (Winter Chamber
Heat); June 23-July 7, 2018 (Summer Festival). Cost:
$175 (students included) for Feb.; $425 (students) or $515
(adults) for summer.
Aspen Music Festival & School (630— 150)
Robert Spano, Mus. Dir.
Alan Fletcher, Pres. & CEO
Asadour Santourian, VP Art. Admin. & Art. Advisor
225 Music School Rd. (970) 925-3254
the Colorado College Summer Music Festival
Aspen, CO 81611 twitter.com/aspenmusic
Age & Level: Students generally college-age; audition re-
quired. Site: Aspen, CO. Dates: June 27-Aug. 18, 2019.
Susan Grace, Mus. Dir.
Virginia Barron, Assoc. Dir.
Scott Yoo, Cond.
Gina Spiers, Ass’t Dir.
Jon Nakamatsu, Toby Appel, Elizabeth Mann, John Rojak,
Previous Featured Teachers
14 E. Cache La Poudre St. (719) 389-6552
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 twitter.com/ccsummermusic
Type: Chamber orchestra, chamber music, artist-faculty
series, private lessons, master classes, orchestra audition
class, conducting lessons, score analysis, concerto readings. Age & Level: 16-32; advanced student musicians;
video audition required. Site: Colorado Coll., Colorado
Springs. Dates: 2019 TBD; 2018 June. Cost: $75 application fee; $200 registration; full scholarship.
Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory ( 12—6)
Ernest Richardson, Art. Dir. & CEO
Tara Cowherd, Mng. Dir.
Manuel Ramos, Teresa Steffen Greenlee, Catherine Lehr
Ramos, Ernest Richardson, Deborah Masloski, Featured
1300 Bob Adams Dr. (402) 933-9895
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Non-season mailing address:
5149 Decatur St., Omaha, NE 68104
Type: Chamber music training program for string students
focusing on excellence in music, physical vigor, leadership
training, with a balanced approach to living. Age & Level:
12-20; audition required. Site: Steamboat Springs, CO.
Dates: June 16-July 13, 2019. Cost: $4040 for four weeks
(tuition, room & board).
Montecito International Music Festival
Chan Ho Yun, Co-Dir.
PO Box 712358 (626) 493-6180
Los Angeles, CA 90071 twitter.com/montecitomusic
Type: Strings, winds, piano, voice; private lessons, coachings, classes, master classes, recitals. Site: La Sierra
Univ., Riverside, CA. Dates: July 4-Aug. 2, 2019.
Music Academy of the West Summer School & Festival
Scott Reed, Pres. & CEO
Tiffany DeVries, Dean, Admissions
Patrick Posey, VP Art. Planning & Educational Programs
Martin Katz, Glenn Dicterow, Jeremy Denk, Richie Hawley,
Julie Landsman, Featured Teachers
1070 Fairway Rd. (805) 969-4726
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 twitter.com/MusicAcademy W
Type: Full-scholarships in five programs: Vocal, Vocal Piano,
Collaborative Piano, Instrumental, & Solo Piano; 200+ mu-
sical events, including recitals, master classes, orchestra,
chamber music, & opera. Age & Level: Minimum age of
18; vocal maximum age of 34; pre-professional, classically
trained musicians; live audition or audition recording re-
quired. Site: Santa Barbara. Dates: June-Aug., 2019. Cost:
Full scholarship includes free tuition, housing, & meals;
$200 enrollment fee required.
OC Ars Vocalis Academy (OCAVA) ( 24—7)
Dubravka Zubovic, Founder & Art. Dir.
George Radosevic, Mng. Dir.
Milena Kitic, Ines Salazar, Dr. Mark Goodrich,
Dubravka Zubovic, Featured Teachers
24221 Cascades Dr. (949) 768-1179
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Type: For classical singers; intensive program that combines
vocal & Italian language study; Participants work closely
with internationally distinguished artists, teachers, &
coaches; participation in music making & performances.
Age & Level: High school & college students/graduates, &
accomplished amateurs who want to develop performance
skills, expand repertoire, & improve vocal technique;
audition required. Site: Rome, Italy. Dates: June 16-July 7,
2019. Cost: $4900 (airfare not included).
St. Lawrence String Quartet Chamber Music Seminar at
Stanford ( 70-80— 10-12)
St. Lawrence String Quartet
Michael Kannen, Maria Lambros, Pedja Muzijevic,
Tara Helen O’Connor, Stephen Prutsman, Previous
Braun Mus. Center, 541 Lasuen Mall (650) 724-6738
Stanford, CA 94305-3076 twitter.com/musicatstanford
Type: Intensive program for those with a serious ongoing
interest in chamber music; follows a rigorous schedule of
study & performance in a supportive environment, blending
advanced students with adult amateurs. Age & Level: 18+;
advanced students & adult amateurs; audition by weblink
https://app.getacceptd.com/SLSQseminar. Site: Stanford
Univ. Dates: 2019 TBD; 2018 June-July. Cost: $1000
per person (tuition); scholarship assistance for tuition is
available for students & young professionals; some on-campus housing is available to students (scholarship) &
community members (at cost), dependent on availability.
San Francisco Early Music Society Summer Workshops
Sequoia Chamber Music Workshop
( 50 M-R, 50 Bar., 75 Rec’r, 30 Children, 25 Classical—
11 M-R, 11 Bar., 8 Rec’r, 5 Children, 5 Classical)
PO Box 10151 (510) 528-1725
Berkeley, CA 94709 twitter.com/sfems
Type: Baroque Music & Dance, Medieval & Renaissance (M-
R), Recorder, Music Discovery for Children, Classical.
Age & Level: 14+ (all adult workshops), 7-15 (childen’s
workshop); all levels; no auditions. Site: St. Albert’s Priory,
Oakland (Recorder, Med-Ren, Classical); School of the
Madeleine, Berkeley (Music Discovery), Sonoma State
Univ. (Baroque). Dates: June 16-July 20, 2019.
( 55-60 each week— 15)
Daniela Mineva, Dir.
Humboldt State Univ., 1 Harpst St. (707) 826-5443
Arcata, CA 95521
Type: Chamber music (strings, clarinet, flute, oboe, bassoon,
horn, piano), orchestra, master classes. Age & Level:
12-22; live or recorded audition required (CD, MP3, DVD
or other digital audio/video only); live audition dates &
locations to be announced. Site: Humboldt State Univ.,
Arcata, CA. Dates: June.
Sierra Academy of Music
Felici Piano Trio, Dirs.
PO Box 1219, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 (760) 934-7015
Type: Music academy for promising string players & pianists;
private lessons, coached ensemble sessions, master
classes. Age & Level: 16-24; audition video required. Site:
Cerro Coso Coll., Mammoth Lakes, CA. Dates: 2019 TBD;
2018 July. Cost: $750 (tuition); scholarships & full fellowships available for qualified students.
Sierra Chamber Ensemble Workshop
( 30 per session— 10-15)
Brian Schuldt, Exec. Dir.
PO Box 1219, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 (760) 934-7015
Type: Adult amateur workshop. Age & Level: Adult intermediate to advanced; no audition. Site: Mammoth Lakes,
CA. Dates: 2019 TBD; 2018 July. Cost: $395 (tuition);