Idyllwild Arts Academy
|Idyllwild Arts Academy|
52500 Temecula Road
|Type||Private, day and boarding|
Specialist arts school
|Opened||1986 (current school)|
|Dean||Justin Barrett (Students)|
Marianne Kent-Stoll (Academics)
|Head of school||Pamela Jordan|
|Campus size||205 acres (83 ha)|
|Campus type||Rural, San Jacinto Mountains|
|Accreditation||Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Affiliations||The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)|
It offers a college preparatory program for grades 9–12 and post-graduates, with training in music, theater, dance, visual art, creative writing, film, and interdisciplinary arts. An audition or portfolio is required for admission.
The Academy is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
It was the first independent boarding high school for the arts in the western United States.
- Casey Abrams, season ten American Idol contestant (placed sixth) and musical artist. Released a self-titled debut album in 2012.
- Amanda Aday, actress.
- Neal Bledsoe, actor on Smash and Ugly Betty 
- Douwe Blumberg, noted sculptor.
- Evan Christopher, clarinet.
- Shepard Fairey, artist.
- Greer Grammer, actress 
- Trevor Hall, musician.
- Marin Ireland, actress. 2009 Tony Award Nominee, Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play, reasons to be pretty.
- Michael Tilson Thomas, internationally recognized conductor and pianist 
- Liang Wang, oboe. Principal oboe at the New York Philharmonic.
- Mara Wilson, actress, Class of 2005, Theatre.
In popular culture
In the television series The Fosters the character Brandon Foster attends a summer program in piano composition at Idyllwild.
Author Justin Cronin confirmed on Twitter that Idyllwild Arts Academy eventually becomes the community called First Colony in his book The Passage as humanity tries to survive one hundred years into a vampire apocalypse. 
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