Don't miss The Colburn School's Honors Brass Quintet Concert!
When: 7 pm on Sunday, May 19, 2013 Where: Thayer Hall at The Colburn School Who: Eli Brown (trumpet), Sean Whitworth (trumpet), Steven Harmon (horn), Liam Wilt (trombone), and Jonathan Forsander (tuba) Rep: Ewald, Calvert, Cheetham, and Bernstein Coach: Annie Bosler
The Colburn School has been nominated in the “Best Music Venue-Small” category.Have you been Colburn Chamber Music Society performance, watched your child shine at a Friday Night Recital or held your own special event at Colburn?Then, show your support for The Colburn School’s world-renown excellence byvoting here. When you fill out the ballot your e-mail address will be entered into a drawing for prizes selected by the LA Downtown News. Voting runs through May 25th.
Community School of Performing Arts students Hannah Kim and Thompson Wang each won first prize in their age divisions at the Greater Los Angeles Area Finals of the American String Teachers Association Solo Competition and are now eligible to compete in the 2014 State Finals. Hannah and Thompson both study violin with Sam Fischer.
Community School of Performing Arts violin instructor, Sam Fischer, and cello instructor, Joseph Mendoes, will perform Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence on May 21 as part of the Riverside County Philharmonic’s chamber music concert presented by UC Riverside’s ARTSblock series. For more information, click here.
The American String Teachers Association of Los Angeles will posthumously present Lonie Bosserman with the 2013 Distinguished Service to the String Community Award on Saturday, May 11. Lonie Bosserman taught Suzuki violin at The Colburn School from September of 2000 to July of 2010 and passed away in November of 2011. She was a valued member of our Community School of Performing Arts community.
Community School of Performing Arts student Alexander Hurvitz won first place in Division III of the Music Teachers Association of California Composers Today Contest for his piece, Fooling Around. Alexander studies music theory with Kathy Sawada. CSPA student Sharon Hurvitz won first place in Division IV of the Music Teachers Association of California Composers Today Contest for her piece, Dreamscape. Sharon studies voice with Kay Montgomery and music theory with Kathy Sawada and Warren Spaeth. Both Alexander and Sharon will participate in the Composers Today Winners Event in June at the 2013 Music Teachers Association of California Convention.
Community School of Performing Arts student, Geneva Lewis, won the First Place Discovery Prize in the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Concerto Competition. Geneva studies violin with Aimée Kreston.
The Colburn Community School of Performing Arts will be having their Spring Choral Concert this Saturday, May 18 at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm in Zipper Hall. The 1:30 pm performance will feature Children’s Opera Workshop, Colburn Chamber Singers, Colburn Concert Choir, Junior Chorus, Young Men’s Chorus, and Young People Chorus II. At the 3:30 pm performance will be Children’s Opera Workshop, Colburn Chamber Singers, Colburn Concert Choir, Young Men’s Chorus, and Young Peoples Chorus I. Admission is free. For more information, click here.
Come out and join the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute at their culminating spring showcases in Tap, Ballet, Modern Dance, Musical Theatre, and Creative Dance this Sunday, May 19 at 2 pm and 5 pm in Zipper Hall. Additional performances will be held on Sunday, May 26 at 2 pm and 5 pm. Admission is free. For more details, click here.
Whether it is teaching and performing abroad, accepting a Fulbright, or pursuing a Master’s at Colburn or at another prestigious music institution, all of the Conservatory grads are moving on to monumental things.
Soloist Elicia Silverstein (violin) and David Hagee (trombone) have both won Fulbright Scholarships in Europe; Soloist Hugh Palmer (violin) will be joining another recent graduate, Emily Honeyman (double bass), as a member of the New World Symphony; Christopher Zack (viola) is taking his seat in the Munich Radio Orchestra; Joseph Brown will be taking the position of 3rd Trumpet in the Tuscon Symphony; and Andrew Brady will soon be the new Principal Bassoonist of the Louisiana Philharmonic.
We are so proud of the talented, young graduates of the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts this year. Read more
Many are going off to continue their music education and others are going on to study in fields such as Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Environmental Science, Astrophysics & Mathematics, and much more.
Thank you very much to renowned choreographer and dancer Benjamin Millepied for teaching a wonderful Masterclass this past Sunday for The Colburn School’s Trudl Zipper Dance Institute. 15 students participated in the class and The Colburn School’s President and CEO, Sel Kardan, was in attendance, along with Colburn Board President Nancy Baxter, members of the Colburn Board, and Colburn Dance Council. The class was held at the Ramon Cortines High School.
Starting on Thursday there will be a steady stream of Student Recitals from the Colburn Conservatory of Music and the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts throughout the weekend. For full list of upcoming recitals, click here.
Colburn Conservatory of Music Graduating senior Andrew Brady has just won the position of Principal Bassoon of the Louisiana Philharmonic. Andrew is a bassoon student of Richard Beene.
Colburn Community School of Performing Arts Nin Peng, who studies with Leslie Carothers-Aromaa, placed 2nd in the non-classical dance division. And Joel Wenhardt, who plays in the Thursday Night Band directed by Lee Secard, placed 2nd in the jazz instrumental division. Nin Peng, who studies with Leslie Carothers-Aromaa, placed 2nd in the non-classical dance division. And Joel Wenhardt, who plays in the Thursday Night Band directed by Lee Secard, placed 2nd in the jazz instrumental division.
Several Colburn Community School of Performing Arts students placed in the California Association of Professional Music Teachers District III’s Sonata/Sonatina Competition held on May 5. In the Elementary Complete Category, Winston Iskandar won first place and Nicholas Hallman won third place. In the Advanced A Category, Dylan Iskandar won third place. Nicholas, Winston and Dylan all study piano with Heewon Kwon.
Colburn Community School of Performing Arts student, Nathan Wong, was the first-prize winner of the National Federation of Music Clubs’ Wendell Irish Viola Award, as well as the organization’s Western Region Award for the best performance from the region. Nathan studies viola with John Hayhurst, plays in the Honors Quartet coached by Mina Perry and plays in the Colburn Chamber Orchestra directed by Maxim Eshkenazy. For more information about the National Federation of Music Clubs, click here.
Colburn Community School of Performing Arts student, Osheen Manukyan, has been invited to perform at the Third International Festival of Young Musicians held in Yerevan, Armenia this June. He will be joining a select group of young musicians from North America, Europe and Russia in a program of recitals and concerts culminating in a collaboration with the Armenian State Philharmonic. Osheen studies cello with Rick Naill.
Colburn Community School of Performing Arts student, Tracy Lang, won first place in the intermediate cello division of the American String Teachers Association Solo Competition in Orange County. She will compete in the Greater Los Angeles Finals this month. Tracy studies cello with Richard Naill.
A number of Colburn Community School of Performing Arts students performed as soloists with the LA Dream Orchestra’s “Night of Concerti” on April 27. Dylan Iskandar, Winston Iskandar, Loren Kim, Alex Mirzabeigi, Heidi Synn, Erica Lin and Hann Yoon all study piano with Heewon Kwon. Golda Berkman studies voice with Kay Montgomery, Tracy Lang studies cello with Richard Naill and Jessica Park studies violin with Richard Schwabe.
Left: President-elect Donna Gotch, CSPA Dean Bob McAllister and President Kathryn Hofgaarden
Pictured: Colburn Community School of Performing Arts Dean Robert McAllister is presented with tickets to the 2013 Showcase House of Design and a $40,000 grant award by Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts President Kathryn Hofgaarden. This grant is providing performing arts scholarships for low-income youth and supports the Colburn Orchestra concert series. Proceeds from the annual Showcase House of Design assist worthy children's and music charities across Los Angeles County. The 2013 Showcase House of Design is open for tours through May 19. To purchase tickets, click here. The Showcase House of Design includes shopping and gourmet dining opportunities.
Colburn Community School of Performing Arts Student Victor Shlyakhtenko, was awarded third place in the California Association of Professional Music Teachers’ District VIII Concerto Competition. Victor studies piano with Teresa de Jong Pombo.
It has just been announced that on Tuesday, May 7, The Colburn School will honor LA Opera’s General Director, Plácido Domingo at our annual gala. The evening begins with Maestro Domingo will leading members of the Colburn Conservatory and singers from LA Opera’s Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program in an exquisite performance in Colburn’s acoustically superb Zipper Hall. Following the concert will be a celebration dinner in Maestro Domingo’s honor. For more information, click here.
Don’t miss a special performance by the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts’ Honors Brass Quintet on Sunday, May 19 at 7 pm in Thayer Hall. Students will perform quintet works by Cheetham, Ewald, Calvert, and Bernstein, as well as a few individual solo pieces. Members of the quintet include Eli Brown, Steven Harmon, Johnathan Forsander, Liam Wilt, and Sean Whitworth. Entry is FREE. Watch video of the Honors Brass Quintet performing here.
Don’t miss Colburn Young Artists Academy student Simone Porter, and Colburn Conservatory of Music students Stephen Tavani, William Hagen and Blake Pouliot, at Performing Arts Live’s American Youth Symphony performance this Sunday, April 28 at 4 pm in UCLA’s Royce Hall. Stephen and William will solo together Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, and Simone and Blake will narrate Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. The concert is free. For more information, click here.
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