Blackburn Music Academy Applications Now Open!

Posted on 18.12.2018 by Darden


Festival Napa Valley is pleased to announce the Blackburn Music Academy, a tuition-free summer program where students perform alongside and with members of the Met Opera Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, and other major orchestra. Housing is provided for free in homestays, some meals and transportation assistance is provided. All students playing in a chamber group with Academy faculty, play in orchestral concerts, have private lessons, and have access to other professional development activities.

Faculty include: Clarinetist Dan Gilbert of Univ of Michigan and formerly Cleveland Orch; Bassoonist Mike Gamburg of the Seattle Symphony; Horn Erik Ralske, Met Opera; Laurie Hamilton, Principal Associate Concertmaster Met Opera; Kay Stern, Concertmaster, San Francisco Opera; Cordula Merks, Concertmaster, San Francisco Ballet; and many others!