Festival Napa Valley's Blackburn Music Academy is an immersive summer conservatory for emerging professional instrumentalists in the idyllic setting of Napa Valley. Led by a distinguished core faculty of musicians from the University of Miami's Frost School of Music and other leading music schools and orchestras, the Academy gives participants the opportunity to study and perform with some of the world's most accomplished artists.
Academy musicians participate in chamber and orchestral concerts, workshops, and a variety of professional development activities during the two week program, while enjoying the natural beauty and splendors of Napa Valley. All participants receive scholarships and housing, as well as assistance toward food and local transportation expenses.
"Great repertoire playing alongside musicians we idolized in one of the most stunning locations in the country."
- Christina Cutts Dougherty, 2017 BMA Fellow from Colburn School & Curtis Institute of Music
Application now closed (March 1, 2022)
Applicants notified | March 21, 2022
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