The Narnia Arts Academy is the brainchild of world-renowned pianist, composer, and entrepreneur Cristiana Pegoraro whose goal is to mix music, art, education, and tourism, by uniting culture and geography in an innovative interdisciplinary initiative aimed at the dissemination and comprehension of the arts and understanding of the cultural, architectural and historical heritage of the Umbrian region.
Narnia Arts Academy runs a very intense activity in the schools, embracing from the elementary to the high schools.
The various outreach programs include active student participation in the different projects, aimed to increase their comprehension and appreciation of music.
Narnia Arts Academy school projects take place during the school year.
Every year in July, in collaboration with the City of Narni, Narnia Arts Academy presents the Narnia Festival and International Summer Training Program, a big celebration of arts, music, and culture offering performances by world-renowned artists and the best of educational programs on an international level, with teachers from the most important international schools, including The Juilliard School in New York, Mozarteum – Salzburg, Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna, University of Miami, Accademia del Teatro alla Scala, Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia, and a participation of over 300 students each season.