Mendocino International Summer Music Academy

"where professional music programs meet wellness practices"

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. 

Preparatory Program

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. 

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.

Program Goals

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


A series of professional concerts offered by the artist faculty and guest musicians

Performance Opportunities

Weekly recitals and final artist faculty and student concert 


Themed classes by the artist faculty

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)