July 8-25, 2021
Festival Napa Valley’s Blackburn Music Academy is an immersive summer conservatory for emerging professional musicians in the idyllic setting of Napa Valley. Led by a distinguished faculty of musicians from leading orchestras and music schools, 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, sectionals, 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 assistance towards housing, food and local transportation in Napa.
As Festival Napa Valley prepares to return to a live summer season, the health and safety of our artists, audience and staff is our highest priority. The size of the 2021 Academy class will be reduced, and all COVID protocols will be strictly observed.