Blackburn Music Academy

Host a Student

The Blackburn Music Academy is one of America‚Äôs leading training ensembles for emerging collegiate, graduate and post-graduate professional musicians. Working with Festival Napa Valley guest artists and coaches, participants are involved in all areas of Festival Napa Valley: symphonic concerts, sectionals and masterclasses, chamber music, and learning from industry professionals. 

The Academy is looking for families to host at least one student in their home starting July 13 through July 29, 2018. Students are between 20 and 25 years of age, have come to the festival to study, and are all professional-level musicians. Families are not responsible for transporting or feeding students. As a thank you, host families will be invited to selected events associated with the Academy, and to free concerts presented this summer by Festival Napa Valley.  

If you are interested in hosting a student(s) for the duration of the festival, or if you have any questions regarding housing, please contact the Academy at