2022–23 Season Overview

Explore our Flagship Series

Colburn Orchestra
Colburn Chamber Music Society

Connect with Colburn Students

Trudl Zipper Dance Institute
Community School of Performing Arts
Conservatory of Music
Music Academy

Discover New Artists and Experiences

Master Classes
Faculty Recitals
Recovered Voices
Colburn Presents
Next Up
Discovering Debussy
Family Events
Parties with a Purpose

Explore our Flagship Series

Colburn Orchestra

Colburn Conservatory of Music’s flagship ensemble brings stages to life across Southern California 

OCT 1, 2022  ·  Ruth Reinhardt conducts Brahms, Bartok, and Desenclos*
OCT 29, 2022  ·  Courtney Lewis conducts Dvořák, Ligeti, and Elgar
NOV 19, 2022  · Yehuda Gilad conducts Brahms, Shostakovich, and Coleridge-Taylor*
JAN 28, 2023  ·  Simone Menezes conducts Tchaikovsky, Crusell, and Guarnieri
FEB 25, 2023  ·  James Conlon conducts Beethoven and Schubert*
MAR 26, 2023  ·  Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducts Rachmaninoff, Mussorgsky, and Boulanger
APR 23, 2023  ·  Stéphane Denève conducts Ravel, Strauss, Korngold, and Frank 

*Ambassador Auditorium concert

The Colburn Orchestra is generously underwritten by Eva and Marc Stern.


Colburn Chamber Music Society

Renowned guest artists are joined on stage by Conservatory of Music students and faculty for a series of intimate performances.

SEP 18, 2022 · David Rejano, Trombone
OCT 16, 2022 · Tessa Lark, Violin
NOV 6, 2022 · Andy Akiho, Percussion
DEC 4, 2022 · Sang Yoon Kim, Clarinet
FEB 12, 2023 · Marc Coppey, Cello
APR 2, 2023 · Jon Kimura Parker, Piano 

The Colburn Chamber Music Society series is generously supported by the Henry Family.


Connect with Colburn Students

Trudl Zipper Dance Institute

The Trudl Zipper Dance Institute is dedicated to developing the talent and ambitions of its students, from beginners in Youth Dance to aspiring professionals in the Dance Academy. Performers of all levels receive sequential training in ballet, tap, and modern genres in a cohesive curriculum that emphasizes the joy of dance through artistic and technical accomplishment.

NOV 5, 2022 · See the Music, Hear the Dance
DEC 18, 2022 · Joy! A Winter Dance Celebration
MAR 18, 2023 · Tap Fest
MAR 25, 2023 · Counterpointe
APR 29, 2023 · Student Choreography Workshop
MAY 20, 2023 · Spring TapWorks
MAY 27, 2023 · Spring Dance Festival


Community School of Performing Arts

The Community School of Performing Arts is committed to making the highest quality music education available to all. Passionate, dedicated students of all ability levels and ages come to Colburn’s campus each year to play in ensembles and to study instruments, voice, music theory, drama, and more with world-class teachers.

DEC 10, 2022 · Honors Chamber Recital
DEC 11, 2022/MAY 21, 2023 · Honors Recital
MAY 20, 2023 · Year-End Chamber Recitals
NOV 20, 2022/FEB 19, 2023/MAR 5, 2023/APR 30, 2023 · Youth and Chamber Orchestra
DEC 10, 2022/MAY 6, 2023 · Choral Concerts
APR 2, 2023 · Collaboration Concert


Conservatory of Music

The Conservatory of Music opened in 2003 with one goal: to train the very highest level of classical instrumental performers for careers in music. Outstanding performance opportunities; unparalleled faculty; and full scholarships covering tuition, room, and board for all students have allowed the Conservatory to produce dynamic young soloists, chamber groups, and orchestra musicians.

THURSDAYS ALL YEAR · Performance Forum
JAN 13, 2023 · Concerto Forum
NOV 6, 2022/APR 6, 2023 · Colburn Contemporary Ensemble
JAN 17, 2023/APR 7, -2023 · Colburn Baroque Ensemble


Music Academy

The Music Academy brings exceptional pre-college students from around the world to Colburn, where they take their training to the next level. Young musicians ages 14–18 balance performance, musical instruction, and academics in a comprehensive program that allows them to flourish and develop their artistry.

SATURDAYS ALL YEAR · Music Academy Young Artist Performances
DEC 18, 2022/APR 16, 2023 · Academy Virtuosi
APR 29, 2023/APR 30, 2023 · Senior Recitals


Discover New Artists and Experiences

Master Classes

An insider’s look at performance preparation, master classes offer a rare glimpse into the artistic, creative, and learning processes.

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Amplify Series

The careers of artists of color are celebrated through on-campus residencies that include masterclasses, performances, panel discussions, podcast recordings, and more.

NOV 12, 2022 · Thomas Mesa, Cello
FEB 8, 2023 · Alonzo King, Dance and Choreography
MAR 19, 2023 · Kris Bowers, Piano and Composition


Faculty Recitals

Experience the talent and creativity of Colburn’s distinguished faculty artists as they perform their own curated performances with friends and students.

SEP 25, 2022 · SchubertFest
OCT 15, 2022 · Community School Faculty Showcase
OCT 22, 2022 · Margaret Batjer, Violin, and Fabio Bidini, Piano
NOV 3, 2022 · Tatjana Masurenko, Viola, and Fabio Bidini, Piano
NOV 13, 2022 · Keren Schweitzer, Flute
FEB 5, 2023 · Hui Wu, Piano
MAR 17, 2023 · Teng Li, Viola, and Fabio Bidini, Piano
APR 15, 2023 · John Hallberg, Saxophone
APR 30, 2023 · Michael Zonshine, Trumpet, and Shelly Suminski Mahpar, Trombone


Recovered Voices

The Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices is a unique Colburn resource that encourages greater awareness and more frequent performances of music by composers whose careers and lives were disrupted—or worse— during the years of the Nazi regime in Europe.

OCT 12, 2022 · Album Launch: Shapeshifter
JAN 29, 2023 · Shostakovich and Weinberg: A Story of Loss and the Healing Power of Friendship
APR 10, 2023 · Recovered Voices: Colburn Orchestra
APR 11, 2023 · Recovered Voices: Chamber Ensembles
APR 12, 2023 · Recovered Voices: Colburn Orchestra


Colburn Presents

Acclaimed guest artists and ensembles are spotlighted in unique performances offering something for all musical tastes.

OCT 28, 2022 · Fortissima in Concert
OCT 30, 2022 · Film Screening: ¡Viva Maestro!
MAR 14, 2023 · West-Eastern Divan Ensemble


Next Up

Colburn alumni return to campus to share their unique repertory visions through curated programs that span solo works, chamber pieces, and original arrangements.

MAR 9, 2023 · DuoSkope
APR 27, 2023 · SAKURA Cello Quintet


Discovering Debussy

Evocative and ethereal, the music of Claude Debussy conjures stories and landscapes with every phrase. Curated by LA Opera Music Director Maestro James Conlon, this celebration of Debussy examines his solo and chamber compositions in-depth.

Full Series Subscription Available

MAR 1, 2023 · Music and Dance
MAR 3, 2023 · Chamber Works
Mar 8, 2023 · Conversations


Family Events

The whole family is invited to experience Colburn, engage with faculty and staff, and get a taste of the performing arts at one of our many free on-campus events.

SATURDAYS · Office Hours: Colburn Community Pop-Up
OCT 22, 2022 · Grand Avenue Arts: All Access


Parties with a Purpose

Show-stopping performances and exclusive parties with like-minded individuals who support Colburn’s education and on-stage activities help provide access to the best performing arts training regardless of a student’s ability to pay.

DEC 17, 2022 · Joy! A Winter Dance Celebration: Performance and Party
APR 23, 2023 · Celebrate Colburn Gala
To Be Announced · Space and Sound