The Colburn School is home to some of the most talented faculty in performing arts education. Which is why it comes as no surprise that many of them will be spending their summers continuing their great work, teaching students in camps and festivals across the world.
Colburn Conservatory of Music
Renowned violin instructor, Robert Lipsett, will be teaching in Aspen at the Aspen Music Festival.
Andrew Bain (French horn) will continue to perform with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and teach in Aspen, Japan, and Melbourne, Australia.
Cello professor Ronald Leonard will be teaching at the Perlman Music Program in New York.
Dean Richard Beene will be performing at the Sunflower Music Festival in Topeka, Kansas.
Music Director, conductor and clarinet professor Yehuda Gilad will be teaching at the National Orchestral Institute and Festival at the University of Maryland, The Banff Centre, Avila Music Festival in Spain, Martin Frost’s Stavanger Music Festival in Norway, Crussel Music Festival in Finland, and the Aurora Music Festival in Sweden. Maestro Gilad also served as the President of the Jury of the 2013 Carl Nielsen International Clarinet Competition in Denmark this past week.
Viola professor Paul Coletti will be performing in concerts at the Strings Music Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, alongside the esteemed Menahem Pressler, among others. He will also be teaching at the International Academy of Music at the Festival Pablo Casals and will be serving on the jury of the 62nd ARD International Music Competition Munich.
Colburn Community School of Performing Arts
Danielle Belen, is Founder and Artistic Director of the summer music camp, Center Stage Strings in Three Rivers, CA. She will also be on faculty at the Luzerne Music Center in New York.
Violin faculty, Aimée Kreston, will perform and serve on the faculty of Chamber Music Unbound in Mammoth Lakes, CA. She is also the Executive Director of the Sierra Summer Festival.
Chamber music coach, Ida Levin, will be performing at the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, the Seattle Chamber Music Festival and will be in residence as a senior artist at the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont.
Violin faculty, Elizabeth Pitcairn is President, CEO and Artistic Director of the Luzerne Music Center in New York. Luzerne has a music camp for students ages 9 – 18 and a professional concert series for two months in the New York Adirondacks.
Dance faculty, Sarah Swenson, has been invited by the city of Modena, Italy to perform solo at the Contemporary Gallery of Art at the Ducal Palace. She will also be in Aurillac, France at the Centre Chorégraphique La Manufacture to teach a youth repertory class that will perform in their Fête de la Musique. And in August, Sarah will be going to Madrid, Spain to coach the performers in Simone Forti’s installation of Dance Constructions, at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.
Dance Music & Technical Director, Michael Roberts, will be teaching and accompanying for the American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive held at UC Irvine.
Piano faculty, Robert Thies, will be the new Director of Chamber Music at the European American Musical Alliance in Paris, France.
Harp faculty, JoAnn Turovsky, will be on faculty at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara and will be Chairman of the American Harp Society National Competition held at The Colburn School in June.
Cello faculty, Nancy Yamagata, is Director of the Southern California Suzuki Institute’s Chamber Music Workshop at Mount St. Mary’s College.
Colburn Young Artists Academy
The Colburn Young Artists Academy’s Ory Shihor will be teaching at the Art of the Piano Festival, University of Cincinnati, and Colburn Academy Piano Festival this summer.