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Nov 9 - Dec 31, 2023

Hidden Valley Music Seminars, An Institute of the Arts


Hidden Valley Music Seminars was founded to offer training opportunities of excellence in music and the arts. Focused primarily on young artists, Hidden Valley also offers classes to adults and fosters selected community arts activities. It operates major programs in chamber music, orchestral and choral music, opera, and dance.

The Big Idea

Now in its 60th year, Hidden Valley Music Seminars offers outstanding educational experiences in music, dance and opera. Presenting more than 100 classes and performances annually on its beautiful Carmel Valley campus, Hidden Valley creates an array of opportunities for Monterey County residents to engage with the arts in a comfortable, inclusive, and welcoming environment.

Hidden Valley continues to develop programs that address pressing needs in the larger arts community, such as the Festival of Winds and the Emerging Composers Intensive, which attract participants worldwide. These innovations keep Hidden Valley vitally connected to the future of the arts while maintaining essential foundations and traditions honed over decades of experience.

2024 will bring exciting campus renovations, including the installation of a state-of-the-art lighting system in Hidden Valley’s 300-seat theatre. These improvements will benefit all on-site programs, including dozens of events hosted by local and regional non-profits at Hidden Valley each year.

Thank you for everything you have done to give us so many unforgettable memories at Hidden Valley. I had a truly transformative experience, and I’ll carry the lessons I learned from the Emerging Composers Intensive into my career for the rest of my life.

- Kian Ravaei