2021–22 Season Overview

21-22 Season
We’re back! Join us on campus this season, and experience the electricity of young artists in performance.

Colburn Orchestra
Colburn Chamber Music Society
Colburn Presents
Amplify Series
Next Up
Recovered Voices
Faculty Recitals
Master Classes
Office Hours
Community School of Performing Arts
Conservatory of Music
Music Academy
Trudl Zipper Dance Institute
Guest Artists

Colburn Orchestra

Colburn Orchestra

Colburn Conservatory of Music’s flagship ensemble brings alive stages around Southern California.

OCT 16, 2021 · Yehuda Gilad conducts Mendelssohn
NOV 13, 2021 · Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Bruckner
DEC 5, 2021 · Concerto Forum
JAN 23, 2022 · Yehuda Gilad conducts Brahms
FEB 27, 2022 · Carlos Miguel Prieto conducts Copland
APR 21, 2022 · Sir Andrew Davis conducts Vaughan Williams

The Colburn Orchestra is generously underwritten by Eva and Marc Stern

Zipper Hall

Colburn Chamber Music Society

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

OCT 3, 2021 · Demarre McGill, Flute
OCT 24, 2021 · Geraldine Walther, Viola
NOV 21, 2021 · Clive Greensmith, Cello
FEB 6, 2022 · Nokuthula Ngwenyama, Viola
MAR 19, 2022 · Andrew Bain, Horn
APR 10, 2022 · Pedja Mužijević, Piano

We welcome Colburn Society members for a special get-together on October 24 and February 6.

Sphinx Virtuosi

Colburn Presents

OCT 30, 2021 · Sphinx Virtuosi
NOV 6, 2021 · Fortissima in Concert
DEC 13–18, 2021 · Primrose International Viola Competition

We welcome Colburn Society members for a special get-together on October 31 and November 6.

Amplify series artists

Amplify Series

This new series celebrates the careers of artists of color through on-campus residencies that include performances, master classes, and panel discussions.

FEB 6, 2022 · Nokuthula Ngwenyama, Viola (also part of the Colburn Chamber Music Society series)
MAR 26, 2022 · Silas Farley, Dean, Trudl Zipper Dance Institute (new choreography premiering as part of Counterpointe)
MAR 27, 2022 · Marlon Martinez, Double Bass
APR 9, 2022 · Andrew Brady, Bassoon

Next Up series artists

Next Up Series

Colburn alumni share their unique repertory visions through curated programs that span solo works, chamber pieces, and new music.

OCT 14, 2021 · Chromatophores
DEC 9, 2021 · To Be Bach or Not to Be Bach
MAR 17, 2022 · Solo
APR 27, 2022 · Celestial Suite, Combining Astronomy and Music
MAY 12, 2022 · The Life and Music of Ernst Toch


The pleasure of your company and your philanthropic support are enthusiastically requested for an evening honoring classical music icon Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

APR 3, 2022 · Celebrate Colburn 2022

Recovered Voices: Schulhoff & More

Recovered Voices

The Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices at Colburn has created a six-part series of multimedia presentations highlighting composer Erwin Schulhoff. The presentations include musical examples—most performed and recorded by Colburn musicians—and will be released weekly beginning in November.

NOV 2, 2021 · Recovered Voices 101
NOV 9, 2021 · What and Why “Degenerate” Music?
NOV 16, 2021 · Erwin Schulhoff’s Early Life and Music: Tradition Meets Dada
NOV 30, 2021 · Erwin Schulhoff: A Classical Music Jazz Prophet
DEC 7, 2021 · Erwin Schulhoff: The Twenties and a Turn Toward Socialist Realism
DEC 14, 2021 · Jewish Women Composers During the Nazi Regime: Twice Censored

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Faculty Recitals

Experience the talent and creativity of Colburn’s distinguished faculty artists as they take the stage with friends and students.

OCT 13, 2021 · Margaret Batjer, Violin
OCT 28, 2021 · David Rejano, Trombone
MAR 25, 2022 · Brahmsfest: Martin Beaver, Violin and Fabio Bidini, Piano
APR 8, 2022 · Katherine Vincent, Viola
APR 22, 2022 · Micah Yui and Fabio Bidini, Piano – CANCELED
APR 29, 2022 · Harvey Pittel, Saxophone
MAY 2, 2022 · HyeJin Kim, Piano – CANCELED
MAY 6, 2022 · Michael Chipman, Voice
May 20, 2022 · Kenton Youngstrom and Connie Sheu, Guitar
MAY 22, 2022 · Brahmsfest: Sam Fischer, Violin

Close up photo of cello

Master Classes

Renowned guest artists lead in-depth master classes with Conservatory, Music Academy, and Community School students, offering a rare glimpse into the artistic, creative, and learning processes.

SEP 27, 2021 · Demarre McGill, Flute
NOV 16, 2021 · Marc Coppey, Cello
NOV 19, 2021 · Marc Coppey, Chamber Music
JAN 31, 2022 · Steven Isserlis, Cello
FEB 4, 2022 · Stephen Kovacevich, Piano
APR 6, 2022 · Pedja Mužijević, Chamber Music
APR 25, 2022 · Dunedin Consort, Baroque

Staff members, students, and parents on plaza

Office Hours

Enjoy coffee, treats, and conversation at our monthly pop-ups on the plaza. Learn more about events and resources on campus, catch a performance, and meet others in the Colburn community.

SEP 18, 2021
OCT 30, 2020
NOV 20, 2021
DEC 11, 2021
JAN 29, 2022
FEB 26, 2022
MAR 26, 2022
APR 30, 2022

Oboe players on stage in a row

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 12, 2021 · Honors Chamber Recital
DEC 11, 2021/MAY 22, 2022 · Honors Recital
MAY 21, 2022 · Year-End Chamber Recitals

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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
NOV 4, 2021/APR 7, 2022 · Colburn Contemporary Ensemble
OCT 22, 2021/APR 8, 2022 · Colburn Baroque Ensemble

Cellists in chamber orchestra performing on stage

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 7, 2021/APR 24, 2022 · Academy Virtuosi
APR 23, 2022/MAY 1, 2022 · Senior Recitals

We welcome Colburn Society members for a special get-together on May 1.

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Trudl Zipper Dance Institute

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

OCT 2, 2021 · See the Music, Hear the Dance
MAR 5, 2022 · Tap Fest
MAR 26, 2022 · Counterpointe
JUN 4, 2022 · Pinnacle

We welcome Colburn Society members for a special get-together on October 2 and March 5.

Guest artist headshots

Guest Artists

Andrew Bain
Evin Blomberg
Andrew Brady
Marc Coppey
Sir Andrew Davis
Ryan Davis
Dunedin Consort
Makiko Hirata
Steven Isserlis
Stephen Kovacevich
Kyle Kremer
Marlon Martinez
Demarre McGill
Kako Miura
Pedja Mužijević
Nokuthula Ngwenyama
Carlos Miguel Prieto
Esa-Pekka Salonen
Sphinx Virtuosi
Geraldine Walther