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.
2024 Application will be Open in Winter, 2023
Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, Jazz Improvisation
(Intermediate and Advanced)
Our unique programs offer musical artists a direct opportunity to work with a dedicated team of 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.
This half-day program provides a platform for aspiring beginners (children and adults) to learn directly from master musicians. The program offers private lessons, small group performance opportunities, and practice sessions. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the daily wellness practices to enhance their overall well-being, and have the privilege of attending professional concerts, further immersing themselves in the world of music.
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.
Inspire positive music learning in a supportive and wholesome community
Advance performance skills, technique, and overall musicianship
Cultivate musicians' inner strength, focus, and wellness
Perform pieces for the studio group and receive constructive feedback from the artist faculty
Weekly private lesson with the artist faculty
A series of professional concerts offered by the artist faculty and guest musicians
Weekly recitals and final artist faculty and student concert
Themed classes by the artist faculty
Workshops, lectures, and concerts by distinguished musical guests
Daily Wellness Practices
Vegetarian meals, healthy lifestyle, meditation, taiji, and personal wellness techniques
Recreational activities around the beautiful Mendocino County (trails, redwoods, coast)