About BIMA

Bravo! International Music Academy -

The International summer music academy for young musicians in San Diego

Bravo! International Music Academy (BIMA) is a two-week, tailor-made music education intensive for outstanding young strings and piano students from around the world. 


This musical immersion takes place this August at San Diego State University (SDSU), in southern California’s beautiful coastal city of San Diego. Exposure to world-class artists will help participants further explore their musical journey and set them on the best path to accomplish individual goals. 

Renowned professors, artists and professional orchestra principals will guide students in:

  • Intensively scheduled private lessons
  • Chamber music coaching
  • Orchestral training 
  • Masterclasses
  • Seminars
  • Performance experience
  • BIMA Competitions


In addition to their studies, BIMA participants will experience local art events and an open-air summer concerts by local arts organizations, to share their own cultures, backgrounds and musical experiences and ideas with each other.

Students will be invited to compete to win performance opportunities and scholarships in their future.

Admission is by audition. Click here to for more information and to apply.