The Sound of Art: Free Summer Composition and Improvisation Workshop for Students/Musicians with Ted Nash

Led by Ted Nash, Grammy Award-winning musician and composer, this summer musicians’ workshop is inspired by the Museum’s collection and contemporary special exhibitions currently on view.

Class meets daily from Monday, July 8 through Saturday, July 13 at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Classes culminates in a performance at the Museum on July 13 at 6 pm, featuring compositions created by Mr. Nash and students.

To apply, please send a statement about why you wish to participate (no more than 200 words), including your level of experience, instrument(s) played, and if you are a composer or vocalist, to by June 1. Applications will be reviewed by Ted Nash and a selection will be made by June 15.

Ages 15 and older. Limited to 20 participants.


To find out more about Ted Nash, visit or check out a video of last year's workshop, below:

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