July 10-26, 2020

Blackburn Music Academy Program Dates: July 10-26, 2020


The Festival Napa Valley Blackburn Music Academy is an immersive summer conservatory for emerging professional musicians in the idyllic setting of Napa Valley. Led by a distinguished core faculty of musicians from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and other professional ensembles, the Academy gives participants the opportunity to study and perform with some of the world’s most renowned artists.

Academy musicians participate in chamber music and orchestral concerts, workshops, sectionals, and other performance and professional development activities over a period of two weeks, while enjoying the natural beauty and many splendors of Napa Valley.


Applicants will be notified by April 15, 2020


Guidelines & Apply  Audition Excerpts


Students accepted to the Festival Napa Valley Blackburn Music Academy are invited to take part tuition-free and are provided free housing with Napa host families.  The $345 registration fee will be refunded upon arrival as a local transportation stipend.  In addition, daily breakfast will be provided, as well as lunches and dinners between rehearsal and performance services.