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Music Academy Online Presents 3rd Annual
AUGUST 21-30, 2009

SANTA BARBARA, CA (August 21, 2009)

August 21-30, Music Academy Online will be holding its 3rd Annual Festival in Two Worlds. The 9-day event will include lecturers, performers, composers, and artists from around the world, coming together to celebrate our ability to come together in the virtual environment. This year's theme, embracing multi-media, is "Integration." This year’s guests include filmmaker Bradley Lockerman (The John Searl Story), composer Amin Bhatia (Virtuality; Flashpoint), singer/songwriter Grace Buford, and The Second Trio (Alpha H. Walker, piano, David Weiss, oboe, Abe Weiss, bassoon).

All events will be held in Second Life, Utwig (94, 117, 23), the home of Music Academy Online-SL. All times listed are Pacific Time Zone.

This Festival is part of Music Academy Online’s ongoing mission, to bring together musicians, scholars, educators, orchestras and ensembles, academic and other institutions, in order to provide music lovers with a completely unique online environment in which to foster and cultivate their appreciation for music.

For information:
Contact Matelisse Criss or Benton Wunderlich in Second Life.
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Friday August 21
5pm Kickoff Party

Saturday August 22
11am Snout Eating Livers
5pm Cylindrian Rutabaga and Friends

Sunday August 23
1pm The Music of Anthony Joseph Lanman
3pm The Second Trio featuring Alpha Walker, piano, David Weiss, oboe, Abe Weiss, bassoon

Monday August 24
11am World Musician Naftali Torok
4pm “Music Academy OnLIVE” with guest film maker Bradley Lockerman, Silken Ballets

Tuesday August 25
12pm The Music of Jonathan Ellson
1pm Meet Film Maker Bradley Lockerman, Talks about his film “The John Searl Story”

Wednesday August 26
10am “A Work in Progress: The Music of Benton Wunderlich”
1pm Meet Composer Amin Bhatia
3pm Melodee McDonnell in Concert

Saturday August 29
1pm The Schumann Duo
3pm Gregory Hall Classical Improvisation

Sunday August 30
1pm The Music of Anthony Joseph Lanman