Music Academy of the West

Sometimes referred to as the “Julliard of the West”, this very special music conservatory has been located on an historic 9-acre estate in Montecito since 1947.

Proposed improvements to the campus include the replacement of a recital hall, renovation of existing buildings and the expansion of areas dedicated to instructional, administrative and student services. SEPPS managed the entitlement process and together with the project team led discussions at numerous neighborhood and community meetings as the plans were developed.

After a seven year effort of planning, designing and processing project entitlements, approval of the Master Plan was obtained in 2004. The first phase of the project was completed in June 2008. SEPPS has continued to assist the Music Academy with subsequent project phases as the Master Plans is implemented over time.

Photo provided courtesy of the Music Academy of the West.