A Message To Our Visitors

Academy

Idyllwild Arts Academy’s unmatched dual-curricular program that has earned it Niche.com‘s ranking as the best arts high school in the country has moved online to accommodate international students who may be unable to get to the U.S. But domestic and international students who can get here will receive in-person instruction from a faculty excited to see students again, while being cared for by a Student Services staff eager to keep them safe and happy. 
 

The first-class care provided by Student Services will include testing and health screening upon arrival, daily health screening, additional testing four days after arrival, and more. Once all students have spent two weeks on campus under the strictest precautions, they will be grouped into “families” in their dorms, enabling them to exercise fewer precautions within these groups. Outside their designated groups, students will be free to socialize with anyone on campus as long as they observe our precautions. These could change as circumstances around the coronavirus change, but precautions are likely to include physical distancing and face covering.

 

The following professionals making up the Idyllwild Arts Medical Advisory Group will subject the precautions to ongoing review in order to make sure that they change or remain the same as needed:

Wasef Y. Atiya, MD, Hemet Valley Medical Center (lead)
Brenda Scherlis, NP, Idyllwild Health Center
Richard Goldberg, MD, Emergency Medicine (retired)
Mark LaMont, Paramedic, Chief, Idyllwild Fire
Emily White, RN, Idyllwild Arts School Nurse
Don Lamp, RN, Idyllwild Arts Health Center Director

 
To connect with Admission counselors who have found creative online ways to communicate their passion for our Academy and Summer Program, please contact Tara Sechrest at tsechrest@idyllwildarts.org or 951-468-7223, or Summer Program registration at 951-659-2171 x2360.
 

Summer Program Reimagined!

Register now for online workshops, available for Teens & Kids and Adults.
More workshops are coming soon.
Join us for the 71st summer of arts education.

"Hilary Hahn came to Idyllwild when I was there and played the Edgar Meyer Concerto with the orchestra. She taught an informal masterclass and she said it was her first ever. She was brilliant, and so humble and nice!"


Yan Izquierdo
Violinist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Class of 2002, Music

Idyllwild Arts
2019-06-04T09:09:08-07:00

Yan Izquierdo
Violinist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Class of 2002, Music

"Hilary Hahn came to Idyllwild when I was there and played the Edgar Meyer Concerto with the orchestra. She taught an informal masterclass and she said it was her first ever. She was brilliant, and so humble and nice!"

"I felt welcomed immediately and knew that I belonged here. No one judges you and you can be who you are without any fear. Since my first day I’ve loved IAA and I’m proud to say that it’s my new home."


Daniela Rendon
University Student in the Netherlands.
Class of 2016, Dance

Idyllwild Arts
2019-06-04T09:07:46-07:00

Daniela Rendon
University Student in the Netherlands.
Class of 2016, Dance

"I felt welcomed immediately and knew that I belonged here. No one judges you and you can be who you are without any fear. Since my first day I’ve loved IAA and I’m proud to say that it’s my new home."

"Idyllwild Arts and music faculty, Marshall Hawkins, have made me the person I am today. Being surrounded by people who are passionate about art, made me confident as an artist and human being."


Casey Abrams
Musician, Songwriter, Performer, Actor, Composer.
Class of 2009, Music

Idyllwild Arts
2019-06-03T16:16:04-07:00

Casey Abrams
Musician, Songwriter, Performer, Actor, Composer.
Class of 2009, Music

"Idyllwild Arts and music faculty, Marshall Hawkins, have made me the person I am today. Being surrounded by people who are passionate about art, made me confident as an artist and human being."

"Idyllwild is one of the most supportive, enriching, and artistically vibrant environments I have ever experienced. I was offered a wealth of creative opportunities and exposed to a unique community of artists from around the globe."


Elliot Mercer
Instructor of Visual & Performing Arts University of Colorado.
Class of 2005, Dance

Idyllwild Arts
2019-06-03T16:40:48-07:00

Elliot Mercer
Instructor of Visual & Performing Arts University of Colorado.
Class of 2005, Dance

"Idyllwild is one of the most supportive, enriching, and artistically vibrant environments I have ever experienced. I was offered a wealth of creative opportunities and exposed to a unique community of artists from around the globe."

"Idyllwild’s Creative Writing program gave me the room and support I needed to expand my imagination in ways I never had thought of before, introducing me to screenwriting, which led me to major in film/video/animation at Rhode Island School of Design."


Ara Michelle Aranguri
Los Angeles based Artist & Feminist.
Class of 2005, Creative Writing

Idyllwild Arts
2019-06-04T09:03:46-07:00

Ara Michelle Aranguri
Los Angeles based Artist & Feminist.
Class of 2005, Creative Writing

"Idyllwild’s Creative Writing program gave me the room and support I needed to expand my imagination in ways I never had thought of before, introducing me to screenwriting, which led me to major in film/video/animation at Rhode Island School of Design."

"At Idyllwild, I learned how to see. Seeing through drawing, and then being nurtured to taking the next steps and make things with my own hands empowered me believe I could create the world as I imagined it should be."


Elora Hardy
Creative Director, Founder, Ibuku.
Class of 1999, Visual Art

Idyllwild Arts
2019-06-03T16:33:55-07:00

Elora Hardy
Creative Director, Founder, Ibuku.
Class of 1999, Visual Art

"At Idyllwild, I learned how to see. Seeing through drawing, and then being nurtured to taking the next steps and make things with my own hands empowered me believe I could create the world as I imagined it should be."

"As a filmmaker, I learned so much about my personal taste and my strengths from making movies at Idyllwild. That has really allowed me to make use of my time in college and start making things I’m proud of sooner."


Laura Holliday
Director & Actress.
Class of 2012, Moving Pictures

Idyllwild Arts
2019-06-03T16:43:25-07:00

Laura Holliday
Director & Actress.
Class of 2012, Moving Pictures

"As a filmmaker, I learned so much about my personal taste and my strengths from making movies at Idyllwild. That has really allowed me to make use of my time in college and start making things I’m proud of sooner."

"'Home' comes to mind when I think of Idyllwild Arts. In only two years, it made a huge difference in my life. As a New Zealander, coming to Idyllwild opened up a whole world of opportunities and possibilities for myself."


Alexandra (Alex) Gandionco
Singer & Music Teacher based in New Zealand.
Class of 2013, Music

Idyllwild Arts
2019-06-04T09:05:51-07:00

Alexandra (Alex) Gandionco
Singer & Music Teacher based in New Zealand.
Class of 2013, Music

"'Home' comes to mind when I think of Idyllwild Arts. In only two years, it made a huge difference in my life. As a New Zealander, coming to Idyllwild opened up a whole world of opportunities and possibilities for myself."

"I feel this to be an enhancement, not a replacement for live teaching. Without a crystal ball, I see us working seamlessly in both mediums."


Don Reed
Songwriting & Guitar Faculty

Idyllwild Arts
2020-04-22T11:38:06-07:00

Don Reed
Songwriting & Guitar Faculty

"I feel this to be an enhancement, not a replacement for live teaching. Without a crystal ball, I see us working seamlessly in both mediums."
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A Message To Our Visitors

Academy

Idyllwild Arts Academy’s unmatched dual-curricular program that has earned it Niche.com‘s ranking as the best arts high school in the country has moved online to accommodate international students who may be unable to get to the U.S. But domestic and international students who can get here will receive in-person instruction from a faculty excited to see students again, while being cared for by a Student Services staff eager to keep them safe and happy. 
 

The first-class care provided by Student Services will include testing and health screening upon arrival, daily health screening, additional testing four days after arrival, and more. Once all students have spent two weeks on campus under the strictest precautions, they will be grouped into “families” in their dorms, enabling them to exercise fewer precautions within these groups. Outside their designated groups, students will be free to socialize with anyone on campus as long as they observe our precautions. These could change as circumstances around the coronavirus change, but precautions are likely to include physical distancing and face covering.

 

The following professionals making up the Idyllwild Arts Medical Advisory Group will subject the precautions to ongoing review in order to make sure that they change or remain the same as needed:

Wasef Y. Atiya, MD, Hemet Valley Medical Center (lead)
Brenda Scherlis, NP, Idyllwild Health Center
Richard Goldberg, MD, Emergency Medicine (retired)
Mark LaMont, Paramedic, Chief, Idyllwild Fire
Emily White, RN, Idyllwild Arts School Nurse
Don Lamp, RN, Idyllwild Arts Health Center Director

 
To connect with Admission counselors who have found creative online ways to communicate their passion for our Academy and Summer Program, please contact Tara Sechrest at tsechrest@idyllwildarts.org or 951-468-7223, or Summer Program registration at 951-659-2171 x2360.
 

Summer Program Reimagined!

Register now for online workshops, available for Teens & Kids and Adults.
More workshops are coming soon.
Join us for the 71st summer of arts education.

"Idyllwild Arts and music faculty, Marshall Hawkins, have made me the person I am today. Being surrounded by people who are passionate about art, made me confident as an artist and human being."


Casey Abrams
Musician, Songwriter, Performer, Actor, Composer.
Class of 2009, Music

Idyllwild Arts
2019-06-03T16:16:04-07:00

Casey Abrams
Musician, Songwriter, Performer, Actor, Composer.
Class of 2009, Music

"Idyllwild Arts and music faculty, Marshall Hawkins, have made me the person I am today. Being surrounded by people who are passionate about art, made me confident as an artist and human being."

"At Idyllwild, I learned how to see. Seeing through drawing, and then being nurtured to taking the next steps and make things with my own hands empowered me believe I could create the world as I imagined it should be."


Elora Hardy
Creative Director, Founder, Ibuku.
Class of 1999, Visual Art

Idyllwild Arts
2019-06-03T16:33:55-07:00

Elora Hardy
Creative Director, Founder, Ibuku.
Class of 1999, Visual Art

"At Idyllwild, I learned how to see. Seeing through drawing, and then being nurtured to taking the next steps and make things with my own hands empowered me believe I could create the world as I imagined it should be."

"I felt welcomed immediately and knew that I belonged here. No one judges you and you can be who you are without any fear. Since my first day I’ve loved IAA and I’m proud to say that it’s my new home."


Daniela Rendon
University Student in the Netherlands.
Class of 2016, Dance

Idyllwild Arts
2019-06-04T09:07:46-07:00

Daniela Rendon
University Student in the Netherlands.
Class of 2016, Dance

"I felt welcomed immediately and knew that I belonged here. No one judges you and you can be who you are without any fear. Since my first day I’ve loved IAA and I’m proud to say that it’s my new home."

"I feel this to be an enhancement, not a replacement for live teaching. Without a crystal ball, I see us working seamlessly in both mediums."


Don Reed
Songwriting & Guitar Faculty

Idyllwild Arts
2020-04-22T11:38:06-07:00

Don Reed
Songwriting & Guitar Faculty

"I feel this to be an enhancement, not a replacement for live teaching. Without a crystal ball, I see us working seamlessly in both mediums."

"Idyllwild’s Creative Writing program gave me the room and support I needed to expand my imagination in ways I never had thought of before, introducing me to screenwriting, which led me to major in film/video/animation at Rhode Island School of Design."


Ara Michelle Aranguri
Los Angeles based Artist & Feminist.
Class of 2005, Creative Writing

Idyllwild Arts
2019-06-04T09:03:46-07:00

Ara Michelle Aranguri
Los Angeles based Artist & Feminist.
Class of 2005, Creative Writing

"Idyllwild’s Creative Writing program gave me the room and support I needed to expand my imagination in ways I never had thought of before, introducing me to screenwriting, which led me to major in film/video/animation at Rhode Island School of Design."

"Hilary Hahn came to Idyllwild when I was there and played the Edgar Meyer Concerto with the orchestra. She taught an informal masterclass and she said it was her first ever. She was brilliant, and so humble and nice!"


Yan Izquierdo
Violinist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Class of 2002, Music

Idyllwild Arts
2019-06-04T09:09:08-07:00

Yan Izquierdo
Violinist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Class of 2002, Music

"Hilary Hahn came to Idyllwild when I was there and played the Edgar Meyer Concerto with the orchestra. She taught an informal masterclass and she said it was her first ever. She was brilliant, and so humble and nice!"

"'Home' comes to mind when I think of Idyllwild Arts. In only two years, it made a huge difference in my life. As a New Zealander, coming to Idyllwild opened up a whole world of opportunities and possibilities for myself."


Alexandra (Alex) Gandionco
Singer & Music Teacher based in New Zealand.
Class of 2013, Music

Idyllwild Arts
2019-06-04T09:05:51-07:00

Alexandra (Alex) Gandionco
Singer & Music Teacher based in New Zealand.
Class of 2013, Music

"'Home' comes to mind when I think of Idyllwild Arts. In only two years, it made a huge difference in my life. As a New Zealander, coming to Idyllwild opened up a whole world of opportunities and possibilities for myself."

"As a filmmaker, I learned so much about my personal taste and my strengths from making movies at Idyllwild. That has really allowed me to make use of my time in college and start making things I’m proud of sooner."


Laura Holliday
Director & Actress.
Class of 2012, Moving Pictures

Idyllwild Arts
2019-06-03T16:43:25-07:00

Laura Holliday
Director & Actress.
Class of 2012, Moving Pictures

"As a filmmaker, I learned so much about my personal taste and my strengths from making movies at Idyllwild. That has really allowed me to make use of my time in college and start making things I’m proud of sooner."

"Idyllwild is one of the most supportive, enriching, and artistically vibrant environments I have ever experienced. I was offered a wealth of creative opportunities and exposed to a unique community of artists from around the globe."


Elliot Mercer
Instructor of Visual & Performing Arts University of Colorado.
Class of 2005, Dance

Idyllwild Arts
2019-06-03T16:40:48-07:00

Elliot Mercer
Instructor of Visual & Performing Arts University of Colorado.
Class of 2005, Dance

"Idyllwild is one of the most supportive, enriching, and artistically vibrant environments I have ever experienced. I was offered a wealth of creative opportunities and exposed to a unique community of artists from around the globe."
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