r a m s 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 28-Aug. 9, 2020. 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 ( 20-35— 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
7309 Raphael Drive (775) 453-0055
Sun Valley, NV 89433
Type: Voice teaching, coaching; English, Italian & German
diction; acting, body movement; public concerts &
masterclasses. Age & Level: 15-17 (Discovery), 18-26
(Introductory/Intermediate), 24-34 (Emerging), 27-36
(Young Professional), American Wagner Project (no
age limit). Site: Univ. of Nevada Reno. Dates: July 10-
Aug., 2020. Cost: Please refer to IYDV.org for fees under
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 12-31, 2020.
Music Academy of the West Summer School & Festival
Scott Reed, Pres. & CEO
Tiffany DeVries, Dean, Admissions
Glenn Gleasner, Interim VP of Art. Planning
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; 170
musical events, including recitals, masterclasses,
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 required. Site: Santa Barbara. Dates: June 15-
Aug. 8, 2020. Cost: Full scholarship includes free tuition,
housing, & meals; $200 enrollment fee required.
Festival Napa Valley’s Blackburn Music Academy
Ming Luke, Prog. Dir.
1030 Seminary St., Suite C (888) 337-6272
Napa, CA 94559 twitter.com/napafest
Type: Intensive experience for talented emerging professional
musicians through chamber & orchestral performances.
Age & Level: 18-34. Site: Napa Valley, CA. Dates: July.
Cost: None. Housing provided, transportation and not all
meals provided. Registration fee.
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 14-July 5,
2020. Cost: $4900 (airfare not included).
St. Lawrence String Quartet Chamber Music Seminar at
Stanford ( 70-80— 10-12)
Frederik Øland, Asbjørn Nørgaard, Alasdair Tait, Stephen
Prutsman, Pedja Muzijevic, Featured Teachers
Braun Mus. Center, 541 Lasuen Mall (510) 517-8768
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: Jun 19-28, 2020. Cost: $1200
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 ( 55-60 each
( 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 (children’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-July.
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 21-27, 2020.
Sierra Academy of Music
Felici Piano Trio, Dirs.
PO Box 1219 (760) 934-7015
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
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: July
19-Aug. 2, 2020. Cost: $750 (tuition); scholarships & full
fellowships available for qualified students.
Sierra Chamber Ensemble Workshop ( 30 per
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: July 19-26, 2020. Cost: $395 (tuition);
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: July
19-25, 2020. Cost: $425 (tuition), $725 (room & board),
$225 (meals and campus use fee for those staying off
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: June 1-29, 2020.
Stanford Jazz Workshop ( 90-230 per session— 150)
Jim Nadel, Art. Dir.
Jennifer Peloso, Registrar
San Diego Coterie Chamber Music Festival
Anat Cohen, Allison Miller, Ravi Anat Cohen, Matt Wilson,
Dave King, Andrea Motis, Marquis Hill, Featured
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: July 7-11, 13-18, 20-25, 27- Aug. 1, 2020.
Cost: Approx. $800-$1400 per week (tuition); approx. $900
per week (room & board).
(Open—Coach for every ensemble)
Dr. Angela Yeung, Dir.
Tina Chong, Ramon Negron, Carol Seefeldt, Edmund Stein,
Angela Yeung, Featured Teachers
PO Box 712592, San Diego, CA 92171 (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: St Bart’s
Episcopal Church, Poway. Dates: Feb. 21-23, 2020 (Winter
Chamber Heat); June 28-July 11, 2020 (Summer Festival).
Cost: $205 (students included) for Feb.; $475 (students) or
$550 (adults) for summer.
Type: Work with NAU School of Music faculty and renowned
musicians from across the country. Full ensemble
rehearsals with outstanding clinicians each day. Attend
master classes, sectionals, and other courses that expand
knowledge and appreciation of different facets of music.
Private lesson and chamber coaching opportunities.
Several performances, and other fun activities. Age &
Level: Jr.-entering grade 7-9 in Fall; Sr.-entering grade
9-13 in Fall. Site: Northern Arizona Univ. campus. Dates:
June-July, two sessions. Cost: $500-$750 (Jr. Session);
$1000-$1500 (Sr. Session).
Opera in the Ozarks (company of 45—20)
Thomas Cockrell, Art. Dir.
Nancy J. Preis, Gen. Dir.
16311 Hwy. 62 W. (479) 253-8595
Eureka Springs, AR 72632 twitter.com/ozarksopera
Type: Training program & opportunities for aspiring young
opera singers. Age & Level: 18 & up; college & pre-professional; audition required. Site: Inspiration Point Fine
Arts Colony, Eureka Springs. Dates: May 21-July 18, 2020.
Cost: $4750 for emerging artists; $3500 for studio artists,
scholarship aid available
American Bach Soloists Academy ( 60—14)
Jeffrey Thomas, Corey Jamason, Academy Dirs.
Don Scott Carpenter, Exec. Dir.
Jeffrey Thomas, Robert Mealy, Elizabeth Blumenstock,
California Opera - Summer Opera Arts & Education
John Thiessen, William Sharp, Featured Teachers
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: July 27-Aug. 9, 2020. Cost:
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:
California 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.
Central Coast Harp Workshop
Marcia Dickstein, Harpist/Teacher/Art. Dir.
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.
the Golandsky Institute Summer Symposium (x— 7)
Edna Golandsky, Art. Dir.
Deborah Cleaver, Summer Symposium Dir.
Edna Golandsky, Robert Durso, John Bloomfield, Mary
Moran, Previous Featured Teachers
Park West Finance Station, PO Box 20726 (646) 389-8648
New York, NY 10025 twitter.com/golandskyinst
Type: Master classes, lectures, presentations, and private
lessons. This annual summer symposium presents
high-level training in the Taubman Approach to the
musical community. This Approach has proven to be
highly effective in the resolution of technical limitations
and playing-related injuries. Age & Level: Teachers and
musicians of all experiences; no audition. Site: University
of California, Berkeley. Dates: July-Aug. Cost: $1395
(resident participants, $995 commuting participants.
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)
Ransom Wilson, Mus. Dir.
Tara Sechrest, Dean of Admission
Mark Davis, Dir., Summer & Auxiliary Programs
Ransom Wilson, Christoph Wyneken, John Walz, Pacific
Trio, Featured Teachers.
PO Box 38 (951) 659-2171
Idyllwild, CA 92549 twitter.com/idyllwildarts