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Summer Music Academy


Registration is OPEN!
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. 



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. We used many of these same protocols during our in-person camp last summer, where there were no known campus transmissions. Here are some of the safety protocols we plan to use to help keep everyone safe while at camp:

  • All faculty and staff are fully vaccinated
  • We encourage masks to be worn indoors
  • We require one of the following:
    • Proof of vaccination at the start of camp
    • Rapid antigen tests done at home, with results brought to camp at the start of each week

Guidance from state and local authorities will determine actual policies in Summer 2022. 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.




Classes take place July 11 - July 29, MON-FRI 9 AM - 3 PM
Click here for Class and Ensemble information

ALL APPLICANTS (Workshop & Performance Academy) are required to submit a placement video with one exception: if you are new to your instrument and applying as a beginner, no video is needed! READ PLACEMENT VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS HERE


tuition and payment


$700 Workshops
$775 Performance Academy
$325 per week (weekly option is available to Performance Academy only)

During the first week in July, once Workshop and Performance Academy class assignments/rosters are finalized, participants will receive emailed instructions on how to pay the remaining tuition balance. All communication will be sent to the primary email address listed on the registration form. If you have any questions about tuition and payment, please contact Cheryl Lane.



Need-based financial aid is available for those who qualify. Priority deadline is June 1. Financial Aid will be awarded to later applications if funds are available.

Financial Aid application (English)
Financial Aid application (Spanish)


WORKSHOPS (Mon-FrI, 9 am - 3 pm) 


For 0-3 years of experience, ages 7 and up
Camp dates: July 11 - July 29

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

Click here for Class and Ensemble information


Performance Academy (MON-FRI, 9 AM - 3 PM)


For experienced instrumentalists, ages 9 and up
Camp dates: July 11 - July 29 (concert on July 30)
Performance Academy Concert, July 30 at 10 AM

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, July 30, 2022.

Enrollment includes classes in Composition/Conducting or Improvisation/Jazz Theory. Students are placed in one of the following ensembles by audition:

  • Prelude String Orchestra
  • Intermezzo String Orchestra
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensemble (all instruments welcome)

Click here for Class and Ensemble information

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



SMA Classes
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


All photos by Susan and Neil 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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