JULY 5-21, 2019

Blackburn Music Academy

Situated in the idyllic Napa Valley, the Festival Napa Valley Blackburn Music Academy provides an immersive summer festival experience for talented emerging professional musicians through direct chamber and orchestral performing opportunities with some of the most respected musicians from around the world.  An integral part of Festival Napa Valley, academy musicians present concerts throughout the Napa Valley for the thousands of patrons and attendees that come annually.

Academy musicians participate in chamber music concerts with faculty members, orchestral concerts and workshops, sectionals, and other professional development sessions with Festival Napa Valley artists.  Guest artists and clinicians for 2019 include members of the Metropolitan Opera orchestra, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Symphony and other major orchestras.




host a musician

Festival Napa Valley Blackburn Music Academy is seeking hosts for professional level musician(s) generally between 20 and 35 years of age who have come to study and perform July 5 - 21, 2019. As a thank you, host families enjoy exclusive access to various Festival events.

host questionnaire