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Summer Music Academy

July 13 - july 31, 2020

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 will develop musicianship in choir and rhythm workshops and enjoy workshops and ensembles led by professional musicians, including members of Santa Rosa Symphony.

NEW Location!

Sonoma Academy offers spacious rooms, a beautiful accessible campus with lovely views, great performance and recreation spaces, and a shaded lunch area. The campus is located in Santa Rosa just seven minutes from US 101.




Need-based financial aid is available for those who qualify - CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Full Day WORKSHOPS (9 am - 3 pm)

JULY 13 - JULY 31, 2020


Full days of music create a strong foundation for young musicians ages 5-23 with experience ranging from zero to three+ years of playing! Placements for experienced musicians will include a survey and a video upload. Students are then placed 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.

All Full-day packages include Choir, Rhythm, Fundamentals and an instrumental workshop chosen from the following:

  • Kinder Violin Workshop, ages 5-6

  • 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

Tuition for the three week full day workshop package is $650 (kinderviolin $600).


FULL DAY Performance Academy (9 AM - 3 PM)

JULY 13 - AUGUST 1, 2020



Audition-based ensemble courses and advanced musicianship for older, more experienced instrumentalists ages 9-23. Students focus on performance in an ensemble setting and deepen their musical understanding through composition, improvisation and conducting coursework. From 9 AM to 3 PM, every weekday for three weeks, students are challenged to bring their musicianship to the next level. Performance Academy culminates with a concert on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 10 AM.

All Full-day packages include Composition and Conducting or Improvisation, and students are placed in one of the following ensembles by audition:

  • Prelude String Orchestra

  • Intermezzo String Orchestra

  • Chamber Ensemble*

  • Theater/Film/Media Ensemble** (all instruments welcome!)

  • Jazz Ensemble (all instruments welcome!)

Tuition for three weeks of full day Performance Academy is $700.

Now you can sign up "a la carte" for one week at a time of Chamber Ensembles or Theater/Film/Media Ensemble. Each week will have a specialized focus. Students may choose their favorites and create a full-day, three-week package by selecting one ensemble for each week.

**NEW THIS YEAR: Theater Pit Orchestra will rehearse the music for Trancendence Theater Company's Fantastical Family Night concert. The full ensemble will experience portions of the dress and tech rehearsal process, and selected ensemble members will participate in evening rehearsals July 22 - 24, 2020, and shows July 25, 2020 and  July 26, 2020 at Jack London State Historic Park.

Specialty Classes


For experienced musicians, these courses will enhance musicianship and deepen musical understanding:

  • Composition and Conducting

  • Modern Composition Techniques/Improvisation and Jazz Theory

  • Double bass Intensive



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Contact Us

ATTENTION: Symphony offices are currently closed due to COVID-19. Symphony staff, working from home, continue to monitor voicemails, email and mail.

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

Patron Services:
Phone: (707) 546-8742


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