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Summer Music Academy


NEW THIS YEAR! Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra Conductor Bobby Rogers joins the SMA staff to teach courses for serious, experienced musicians who want to advance their skills. 
We are excited to announce new courses taught by Bobby Rogers, including Reading Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Music Theory. These courses are for serious musicians who are already in the Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra or who are planning to audition in the fall. Students must be able to read Grade 3 level music.

Summer Music Academy
Summer Music Academy offers an exciting three weeks of music immersion. Students can learn to play an instrument for the first time or enrich their music studies, all while making new friends with musicians from throughout Sonoma County. They develop musicianship in fundamentals and rhythm classes and enjoy workshops and ensembles led by professional musicians, including members of the Santa Rosa Symphony. 

If you have questions about Summer Music Academy, please contact program manager, Ryan Contreras.



Registration will open early 2023.  Sign up on our interest form below to stay up-to-date!

Classes take place July 10 - July 28, MON-FRI 9 AM - 3 PM
*Select 1-week course options available for Performance Academy



For 0-3 years of experience, ages 7 and up
Camp dates: July 10 - July 28

Full days of music create a strong foundation for developing musicians (ages 7 and up) with experience ranging from zero to three years of playing. Students can learn a new instrument or develop skills on an instrument they already play. Placements for experienced musicians will include a survey and a placement video to help us place the student in classes with peers of compatible skill level. From 9 AM to 3 PM, every weekday for three weeks, students are thoroughly immersed in the exhilarating world of music.
Workshop enrollment includes classes in Rhythm, Movement, and Fundamentals and an instrumental workshop chosen from the following:

  • Violin or Viola, ages 7 and up
  • Cello or Bass, ages 7 and up
  • Guitar, ages 7 and up
  • Brass, ages 7 and up 
  • Woodwinds, ages 7 and up



For experienced instrumentalists, ages 9 and up
Camp dates: July 10 - July 28, 
*Select 1-week course options available.
Performance Academy Concert, July 29 at 10 AM

Audition-based ensemble courses and advanced musicianship for older, more experienced instrumentalists ages 9-23. From 9 AM to 3 PM, every weekday for three weeks, students are challenged to bring their musicianship to the next level. Select 1-week course options are available. Performance Academy culminates with a concert on Saturday, July 29, 2023.  

More class info coming soon!



Sonoma Academy (2500 Farmers Ln, Santa Rosa, CA 95404) 

This school has offered in-person classes throughout the 2021-22 school year and has adapted campus spaces to accommodate COVID-19 health and safety protocols. 



The health and safety of all campers, faculty and staff is our top priority. 

Guidance from state and local authorities will determine actual policies in Summer 2023. Please check back as we release our current guidelines and updated Health & Safety Plan.

If you have questions regarding Health and Safety at our Summer Music Academy, please contact Ryan Contreras.

tuition and payment

To be announced January 2023



To be announced Spring 2023



SMA Classes - Coming soon!
SMA Faculty - Coming soon!

We gratefully acknowledge the generous contributions from the following:

Lead Sponsor: The Family and Friends of Sonja Coyman-Myklebust, in loving memory

Banner photo by Neil and Susan Silverman Photography


Contact Us

Administrative Office:
50 Santa Rosa Ave
Suite 410
Santa Rosa CA 95404
Phone:  (707) 546-7097

Patron Services | Box Office:
Phone: (707) 546-8742


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