Mendocino International Summer Music Academy

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Mendocino International Summer Music Academy




Welcome to the 2023 Mendocino International Summer Music Academy (MISMA), where professional music programs meet wellness practices. The finely crafted curriculum will deepen musicians’ positive relationship with music, prepare them for the next step in their music career, and equip them with tools for concentration and wellbeing.

One-Week SessionJuly 9 – 15 or July 16 – 22, 2023 

Two-Week Session: July 9 – 22, 2023

Programs (Guitar, Piano, Saxophone):

Our unique programs offer musical artists a direct opportunity to work with a dedicated team of world-renowned, award-winning musicians and faculty. The small class size and private lesson offerings grant students a truly immersive experience and allow them to enjoy close mentorship and individualized instruction. 

Wellness Practices:

Located in the heart of beautiful Mendocino County, MISMA sits in a wholesome and tranquil environment. A healthy lifestyle, vegetarian meals, and daily wellness activities led by certified instructors are part of the holistic experience to support musicians’ wellbeing.

Curriculum Overview:

  • Masterclasses
  • Perform pieces for the studio group and receive constructive feedback from the artist faculty
  • One-on-one Classes
  • Weekly private lesson with the artist faculty
  • Lectures
  • Themed classes by the artist faculty
  • Performance Opportunities
  • Weekly recitals and final artist faculty and student concert 
  • Guest Artists
  • Workshops, lectures, and concerts by distinguished musical guests
  • Daily Wellness Practices
  • Vegetarian meals, healthy lifestyle, meditation, taiji, and personal wellness techniques
  • Weekend Activities
  • Recreational activities around the beautiful Mendocino County (trails, redwoods, coast)