Page 68 - The Montecito Journal Winter Spring 2009

Page 68 - The Montecito Journal Winter Spring 2009

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68
winter
|
spr ing
M
usic
A
cademy
W
est
of the
T
housands of words have been written about the
attractions of the Music Academy of the West, the
bucolic grounds of the Miraflores campus, its roster of
world-class faculty members, many of whom have been
on staff for more than a decade, and the high caliber of the concerts from
both faculty and young artist fellows. Famed mezzo-soprano (and student
by Steven Libowitz
photo: David Bazemore
in 1953)
Marilyn Horne
has brought unparalleled professionalism
to the Music Academy vocal program. Visiting guests such as pianist
Christopher Taylor
and conductor
John Williams
have thrilled visitors
and residents both on and off campus with brilliant performances.
Alumni of the Academy include such illustrious names as
Jung-Ho
Pak
(1989), the former artistic director and principal conductor of
the San Diego Symphony;
Lotfi Mansouri
(1957), general director
emeritus of the San Francisco Opera;
Cynthia Phelps
(1979 & ’83),