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Summer Music Academy

July 15 - AUGUST 2, 2019

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. SOME FINANCIAL AID STILL AVAILABLE -  APPLY NOW  |  EN ESPAÑOL

Full Day WORKSHOPS (9 am - 3 pm)

JULY 15 - AUGUST 2, 2019


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 wek full day workshop package is $650 (kinderviolin $600).


FULL DAY Performance Academy (9 AM - 3 PM)

JULY 15 - AUGUST 3, 2019



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 3rd at 10am.

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.

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

Santa Rosa Symphony
Administrative Office:
Hours: M-F 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
50 Santa Rosa Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Administration: (707) 546-7097

Patron Services Hours: 
M-F - 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
W – 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed Saturdays & Sundays
Patron Services: (707) 546-8742