July 10-26, 2020

Blackburn Music Academy July 10-26, 2020

Festival Napa Valley’s Blackburn Music Academy is a tuition-free summer conservatory for ninety emerging professional musicians from around the world. They participate in chamber music and orchestral concerts together with the Festival’s professional faculty, take part in workshops, coaching sessions and professional development activities, and perform alongside musicians from the Metropolitan Opera, Russian National, San Francisco Symphony, and other leading orchestras. Academy musicians are provided complimentary lodging through the generosity of local host families. The Festival is proud to play a role in advancing the careers of these talented young musicians.




host a musician

Festival Napa Valley is seeking host families for the Academy musicians, 20-35 years old, who will be in Napa in July 2020. Host families enjoy exclusive access to selected Festival events, and make new connections and friendships that can last a lifetime!

host questionnaire