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SummerFest Learning and Engagement

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Learning & Engagement Events to be announced soon! Sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date with the latest information!


Open Rehearsals

Observe the intricate rehearsal process that goes into every SummerFest performance and engage in conversation with the artists during post-rehearsal Q&As.

Coaching Workshops

Follow our Fellowship Artist Ensembles as they prepare for their festival performances with a series of master classes conducted by artists from the SummerFest roster.


Encounters are free afternoon events, featuring lectures, discussions, and performances. These events explore the ways music is created, influenced, interpreted, and performed. Registration to attend is required.

Artist Lounges

Artist Lounges are intimate, in-depth conversations hosted by our Artistic Director Leah Rosenthal. Discover more about our SummerFest artists in a warm, intimate setting.

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Ticket holders are invited to join us in The JAI an hour prior to performances to hear musical and historical insights through engaging interviews and fascinating lectures by our esteemed roster of scholars.

Free Community Concert

To be announced soon!


Fellowship Artists

Fellowship Artists will participate in Coaching Workshops, perform in Encounters and Musical Preludes, and share the stage with other SummerFest artists during their four-week residencies in La Jolla.


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Reserve Your Seat

Encounters and Artist Lounges have limited seating and require FREE advance online registration to reserve your spot. Walk-ups are welcome, subject to availability.

How to Register

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  • Find the Encounter or Artist Lounge you’d like to attend and click Register
  • Select the Quantity and click Tickets
  • Click Continue Shopping to register for more activities
  • From your cart, click Check Out to complete your registration

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