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South Coast Music Festival Taking Summer Festival, Teaching Program Online


An internationally known music program which attracts aspiring young musicians from around the world to the South Coast is going to take its annual summer music festival completely online.

The Music Academy of the West had already announced it was going to take part of its summer program online, but officials now say all events this June, July, and August will be on the web.

The Music Academy has been holding the festival for more than seven decades.  The Montecito-based academy matches aspiring classical musicians with some of the world’s leading performers and composers, who serve as teachers.

As a result of the coronavirus crisis, the teaching elements are being moved online.

There are traditionally a number of community performances featuring students, and some of their mentors.  Many of those will also be offered online.

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