Mendocino International Summer Music Academy

July 9 - 22, 2023

DRBU Sudhana Center, Ukiah, California

Welcome to the 2023 Mendocino International Summer Music Academy (MISMA), where professional music programs meet wellness practices. Our unique programs offer young musical artists (ages 13-20) 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. 

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. The finely crafted curriculum will deepen young musicians’ positive relationship with music, prepare them for the next step in their music career, and equip them with tools for concentration and wellbeing. 

Campus Guidelines

MISMA 2023 Brochure

MISMA 2023 Poster


Mendocino International Summer Music Academy (MISMA) offers three music programs.




Program Goals

Inspire positive music learning in a supportive and wholesome community

Advance performance skills, technique, and overall musicianship

Cultivate inner strength, focus, and wellness 

Curriculum Overview


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


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 yoga

Weekend Activities

Recreational activities around the beautiful Mendocino County


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