Azusa Pacific University
The Baccarelli Institute maintains an important partnership with Azusa Pacific University (APU), located right outside of Los Angeles, California. APU is a top Christian College committed to excellence in higher education. Additionally, APU is a leading member of the Council of Colleges and Universities. APU offers students more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs, which can be achieved either through online courses, or at one of six locations in Southern California. The university’s capacity for innovation prepares students to perform music professionally in concert and recording studios and with excellence. Students also benefit from the school’s close proximity to Los Angeles and find many opportunities to interact directly with the city’s active music culture.
The partnership between the Baccarelli Institute and APU make it possible for many students from Baccarelli to study at the university thanks to scholarships awarded by APU for undergraduate, graduate, and Artist Certificate programs – which has already graduated over 20 Brazilians musicians. The students in these programs receive instruction from some of the world’s most accomplished musicians. In addition, the Young Soloists Baccarelli / Azusa Pacific University Competition promotes an exchange between students from APU and Baccarelli. The winner from each institution is invited to perform as concerto soloist – winners from APU are invited to perform with the Heliopolis Symphony Orchestra, and winners from Baccarelli Institute are invited to perform with Azusa Pacific University Symphony Orchestra.