Westmont College hosts WAYA and is a beautiful 111 acre campus located in Montecito, Santa Barbara. Students will be using a number of our campus buildings including the all-Steinway music building.
In a cozy setting with wooden floors, a fire place and Steinway grand piano, Deane Chapel offers a beautiful space for rehearsals, performances and workshops.
We regret to announce that WAYA will be cancelling this summer's program. We look forward to seeing you in 2023!
Scholarship is available!
Discounts available for returning students and siblings.
*Look for the new 2023 application in Nov. 2022
"Playing a musical instrument enhances a child’s quality of life. It provides creative, emotional, and social opportunities and can lead to improvements in academic performance in other areas beyond music. Colleges and universities often need instrumentalists for their orchestras and may offer scholarships to qualified students regardless of their intended academic major."
-American String Teachers Association
Westmont College Department Chair’s Notes
"The Westmont Academy For Young Artists presents a marvelous opportunity for students to sharpen their skills, meet musical friends, forge relationships with top-quality artist teachers, and infuse their summer with a dose of inspiration. The setting is beautiful and the music making is alive with spontaneity."
-Dr. Shasberger, Adams Chair of Music and Worship