Idyllwild Arts Academy

The Idyllwild Arts Academy music program is like no other. Our breathtaking campus on a forested mountaintop will inspire you and personal instruction by successful professionals with Southern California’s world-class symphonies and recording studios will bring out every bit of your talent.

At Idyllwild Arts you’ll learn from a faculty chaired by a brilliant classical pianist. If you’re a classical musician yourself, your orchestra concerts will be led by either a world-renowned conductor or a fast-rising star. If jazz is your thing, jam with a grand old man of this distinctively American art form, a master musician who knew Louis Armstrong by his first name and who toured with Miles Davis. Or if you want to make sounds like no one has ever heard before, study with a man who has found his way to hearing the music of rolling freight trains.

Our faculty want you if you want to live and breathe music. If you dream of a music career, our teacher/artists will show you the keys to making your way in professional music’s exciting, competitive world. We want you if you love music as a living, breathing thing that deserves your best. That can mean focusing intensely on perfecting how you play a single instrument. Or it can mean marrying the sounds you already love to musical styles you’ve never heard before, played by young musicians who come here from all over the world to work with our brilliant faculty—and with you!

Learn more about us so you can learn more about your own limitless possibilities in music.

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