Music Academy of the West

The Music Academy of the West is a classical music training program located in Montecito, in the County of Santa Barbara, California, United States.wikipedia
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Montecito, California

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The Music Academy of the West is a classical music training program located in Montecito, in the County of Santa Barbara, California, United States.

Marilyn Horne Song Competition

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Since 2010, the academy has held the annual Marilyn Horne Song Competition; until then, it had been known as the Marilyn Horne Foundation Vocal Competition.
The Marilyn Horne Song Competition is an annual competition for participants of the voice and piano programs at the Music Academy of The West.

Marilyn Horne

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From 1997 till 2018 the vocal program was directed by Marilyn Horne. Notable faculty and guests have included Thomas Adès, Jeanne Baxtresser, Jonathan Biss, Carol Burnett, James Conlon, Jeremy Denk, Glenn Dicterow, Gustavo Dudamel, Eighth Blackbird, Daniel Hope, Marilyn Horne, Benjamin Kamins, Julie Landsman, Jerome Lowenthal, the Takács Quartet, and Deborah Voigt. Notable alumni include Burt Bacharach, Grace Bumbry, Juan Diego Flórez, Pamela Frank, Thomas Hampson, Megan Marie Hart, Marilyn Horne, Orin O'Brien, Donald McInnes, Lotfi Mansouri, Martin Katz, Cynthia Phelps, Anthony Plog, Paul Schenly, David Shifrin, and Donald Weilerstein.
She studied voice under William Vennard at the University of Southern California School of Music and participated in Lotte Lehmann's vocal master classes at Music Academy of the West.

Glenn Dicterow

Notable faculty and guests have included Thomas Adès, Jeanne Baxtresser, Jonathan Biss, Carol Burnett, James Conlon, Jeremy Denk, Glenn Dicterow, Gustavo Dudamel, Eighth Blackbird, Daniel Hope, Marilyn Horne, Benjamin Kamins, Julie Landsman, Jerome Lowenthal, the Takács Quartet, and Deborah Voigt.
He is on the faculty of The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music, as well as a faculty artist at the Music Academy of the West, following three years of participation in Music Academy Summer Festivals.

Lotte Lehmann

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The Music Academy of the West was founded in 1947 by Southern California arts patrons and musicians, including soprano Lotte Lehmann, conductor Otto Klemperer and composer Arnold Schoenberg.
After her retirement from the recital stage in 1951, Lehmann taught master classes at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California, which she helped found in 1947.

Maurice Abravanel

From 1954 to 1980 the academy's music director was Maurice Abravanel.
From 1954 to 1980, Abravanel also directed the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California, where young musicians gathered for summer music camps.

Burt Bacharach

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Notable alumni include Burt Bacharach, Grace Bumbry, Juan Diego Flórez, Pamela Frank, Thomas Hampson, Megan Marie Hart, Marilyn Horne, Orin O'Brien, Donald McInnes, Lotfi Mansouri, Martin Katz, Cynthia Phelps, Anthony Plog, Paul Schenly, David Shifrin, and Donald Weilerstein.
Bacharach studied music (Bachelor of Music, 1948) at Montreal's McGill University, under Helmut Blume, at the Mannes School of Music, and at the Music Academy of the West in Montecito, California.

Juan Diego Flórez

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Notable alumni include Burt Bacharach, Grace Bumbry, Juan Diego Flórez, Pamela Frank, Thomas Hampson, Megan Marie Hart, Marilyn Horne, Orin O'Brien, Donald McInnes, Lotfi Mansouri, Martin Katz, Cynthia Phelps, Anthony Plog, Paul Schenly, David Shifrin, and Donald Weilerstein.
During this period, he also studied with Marilyn Horne at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara.

Thomas Hampson

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Notable alumni include Burt Bacharach, Grace Bumbry, Juan Diego Flórez, Pamela Frank, Thomas Hampson, Megan Marie Hart, Marilyn Horne, Orin O'Brien, Donald McInnes, Lotfi Mansouri, Martin Katz, Cynthia Phelps, Anthony Plog, Paul Schenly, David Shifrin, and Donald Weilerstein.
During the summers of 1978 and 1979, he studied under Gwendolyn Koldowsky and Martial Singher at the Music Academy of the West, where he won the Lotte Lehmann Award.

Grace Bumbry

Notable alumni include Burt Bacharach, Grace Bumbry, Juan Diego Flórez, Pamela Frank, Thomas Hampson, Megan Marie Hart, Marilyn Horne, Orin O'Brien, Donald McInnes, Lotfi Mansouri, Martin Katz, Cynthia Phelps, Anthony Plog, Paul Schenly, David Shifrin, and Donald Weilerstein.
She later transferred to Northwestern University, where she met the German dramatic soprano and noted Wagnerian singer Lotte Lehmann, with whom she later studied at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California, and who became her mentor in her early career.

Megan Marie Hart

Notable alumni include Burt Bacharach, Grace Bumbry, Juan Diego Flórez, Pamela Frank, Thomas Hampson, Megan Marie Hart, Marilyn Horne, Orin O'Brien, Donald McInnes, Lotfi Mansouri, Martin Katz, Cynthia Phelps, Anthony Plog, Paul Schenly, David Shifrin, and Donald Weilerstein.
In 2010 Hart again studied with Marilyn Horne, at the Music Academy of the West, where she won the Marilyn Horne Song Competition.

Benjamin Kamins

Notable faculty and guests have included Thomas Adès, Jeanne Baxtresser, Jonathan Biss, Carol Burnett, James Conlon, Jeremy Denk, Glenn Dicterow, Gustavo Dudamel, Eighth Blackbird, Daniel Hope, Marilyn Horne, Benjamin Kamins, Julie Landsman, Jerome Lowenthal, the Takács Quartet, and Deborah Voigt.
He is also Principal Bassoon of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, and holds teaching positions at the Round Top Festival Institute in Texas and the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California.

Paul Schenly

Notable alumni include Burt Bacharach, Grace Bumbry, Juan Diego Flórez, Pamela Frank, Thomas Hampson, Megan Marie Hart, Marilyn Horne, Orin O'Brien, Donald McInnes, Lotfi Mansouri, Martin Katz, Cynthia Phelps, Anthony Plog, Paul Schenly, David Shifrin, and Donald Weilerstein.
He has recorded for Sine Qua Non and RCA, was artist-in-residence at the Ravinia Festival, and was a faculty member at the Music Academy of the West.

Warren Staley

His extensive involvement with nonprofits includes the micro-finance initiative Opportunity International, Habitat for Humanity, Greater Twin Cities United Way, and Music Academy of the West.

Santa Barbara County, California

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The Music Academy of the West is a classical music training program located in Montecito, in the County of Santa Barbara, California, United States.

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The Music Academy of the West is a classical music training program located in Montecito, in the County of Santa Barbara, California, United States.

Otto Klemperer

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The Music Academy of the West was founded in 1947 by Southern California arts patrons and musicians, including soprano Lotte Lehmann, conductor Otto Klemperer and composer Arnold Schoenberg.

Arnold Schoenberg

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The Music Academy of the West was founded in 1947 by Southern California arts patrons and musicians, including soprano Lotte Lehmann, conductor Otto Klemperer and composer Arnold Schoenberg.

Jeanette MacDonald

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Among the first scholarschip funders where singer-actors Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, violinist Jascha Heifetz and movie producer Daryl F. Zanuck.

Nelson Eddy

Among the first scholarschip funders where singer-actors Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, violinist Jascha Heifetz and movie producer Daryl F. Zanuck.

Jascha Heifetz

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Among the first scholarschip funders where singer-actors Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, violinist Jascha Heifetz and movie producer Daryl F. Zanuck.

Darryl F. Zanuck

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Among the first scholarschip funders where singer-actors Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, violinist Jascha Heifetz and movie producer Daryl F. Zanuck.

New York Philharmonic

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In 2014, the Music Academy of the West began an educational partnership with the New York Philharmonic.

Alan Gilbert (conductor)

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Under the collaboration, music director Alan Gilbert and orchestra members maintained residencies in Santa Barbara during parts of the festival, and selected Music Academy fellows trained with orchestra members in Santa Barbara and New York City.