James Conlon Presents the Music of William Grant Still and Alexander Zemlinsky

February 2 – March 15, 2024
James Conlon curates performances and events spotlighting the rediscovery of the two composers in conjunction with the historic Los Angeles premiere of Still’s Highway 1, USA and the revival of Zemlinsky’s The Dwarf (Der Zwerg) at LA Opera



James Conlon on Zemlinsky’s The Dwarf (Der Zwerg)
Friday, February 2, 2024 at 12 p.m.
Newman Hall at University of Southern California

James Conlon gives a talk and audiovisual presentation on Zemlinsky’s The Dwarf (Der Zwerg). This program is hosted by the University of Southern California Thornton Vocal Arts and Opera Department, the USC Thornton Musicology Department, and the Max Kade Institute of Austrian-German-Swiss studies.


A Conversation with James Conlon on William Grant Still’s Highway 1, USA and Alexander Zemlinsky’s The Dwarf (Der Zwerg)
Sunday, February 4, 2024 at 3 p.m.
Hammer Museum

James Conlon in conversation featuring an audiovisual presentation on Still’s Highway 1, USA and Zemlinsky’s The Dwarf (Der Zwerg).
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James Conlon Curates an Evening of Music by Alexander Zemlinsky and William Grant Still
Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Pre-concert lecture at 6 pm; concert at 7 pm
The Ebell of Los Angeles

ZEMLINSKY Maeterlinck Lieder
STILL Breath of a Rose
STILL Songs of Separation: Idolatry, Poéme, Parted, If You Should Go
ZEMLINSKY String Quartet No. 4

James Conlon curates a program dedicated to the works of Alexander Zemlinsky and William Grant Still, in collaboration with LA Opera Young Artists and the Colburn School. Conlon also leads a discussion on the musical and historical significance of the music, composers, and culture of the time prior to the start of the performance.
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The Opera League of Los Angeles presents a seminar with James Conlon on Still’s Highway 1, USA and Zemlinsky’s The Dwarf (Der Zwerg)
Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 7 p.m.
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

James Conlon discusses Still’s Highway 1, USA and Zemlinsky’s The Dwarf (Der Zwerg) in a lecture and audiovisual presentation.
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An Evening with James Conlon on Zemlinsky’s The Dwarf (Der Zwerg) featuring a performance by the Colburn School Quartet
Monday, February 12, 2024 at 6:30 p.m.
Holocaust Museum of Los Angeles

ZEMLINSKY String Quartet No. 3

James Conlon leads a discussion and presentation on the historical commentary around Zemlinsky’s The Dwarf (Der Zwerg) in collaboration with the Colburn School.
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James Conlon discusses Zemlinsky’s The Dwarf (Der Zwerg) featuring performances from members of the LA Opera’s Young Artist Program and LA Opera Orchestra
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art of Art (LACMA)

ZEMLINSKY String Quartet No. 1
ZEMLINSKY Maeterlinck Lieder
STILL Breath of a Rose
STILL Songs of Separation: Idolatry, Poéme, Parted, If You Should Go
ZEMLINSKY String Quartet No. 2

James Conlon leads a discussion on Zemlinsky’s The Dwarf (Der Zwerg), with a performance featuring musicians of the LA Opera Orchestra, as well as songs by William Grant Still and Zemlinsky in collaboration with LA Opera’s Young Artist Program.
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James Conlon conducts six performances of William Grant Still’s Highway 1 USA and Zemlinsky’s The Dwarf (Der Zwerg) at LA Opera
February 24, March 3 (m), 6, 9, 14, 17 (m); evening performances at 7:30 p.m / matinee performances at 2 p.m.
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

STILL Highway 1, USA (Los Angeles premiere)
ZEMLINSKY The Dwarf (Der Zwerg)

James Conlon to lead pre-show talk in the Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion one hour before each performance.
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Panel discussion on composers suppressed by the Nazi regime
Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 3 p.m.
Villa Aurora / Thomas Mann House

SCHULHOFF Piano Suite for Left Hand Alone Preludio
KAPRÁLOVÁ Song selections
KAPRÁLOVÁ Elegie for Violin and Piano
ZEMLINSKY Maeterlinck Lieder
MARTINU Violin Sonata No. 2

As part of its ongoing series “Remembering the Exiles”, Villa Aurora hosts a panel discussion led by James Conlon and performance in collaboration with LA Opera Young Artists and the Colburn School, on composers suppressed by the Nazi regime and the quest to make their voices heard again — a mission of both Recovered Voices and the Musica Non Grata program by the National Theatre Opera and the State Opera in Prague.


A Musical Friendship of Two Emigres: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Walter Arlen, featuring a pre-concert talk with James Conlon, Adam Millstein, Harvey Sachs, and Diana Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Friday, March 15, 2024
Pre-concert talk at 5:30 p.m.; performance at 7 p.m.
Thayer Hall at the Colburn School and livestreamed

CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO String Quartet No. 2 (U.S. premiere of new edition)
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO Greeting Card for String Quartet, dedicated to Walter Arlen
ARLEN Short piano works including Monotypes, an homage to Castelnuovo-Tedesco
ARLEN Sonnet for violin and piano
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO Greeting Cards, Waltz On the Name Gregor Piatigorsky

Dedicated to the memory of emigre, composer, and long-time Los Angeles resident Walter Arlen, this program features premieres of works by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Walter Arlen, who both fled fascism and artistic repression in Europe and made their home in Los Angeles. The concert includes the US premiere performances of a new edition of String Quartet No. 2 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, including one written based on the name of Walter Arlen. In a pre-concert talk at 5:30 pm moderated by Recovered Voices Program Manager Adam Millstein, special guests James Conlon, Harvey Sachs, and Diana Castelnuovo-Tedesco discuss the life-defining challenges exiled artists faced in the 1930s and 40s and what must be done today to keep their work alive.
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A Celebration of Life for Adrian Daly

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    Music Box Complimentary Tickets

    Please fill out the form below to reserve your complimentary tickets for Music Box 2023, which takes place Sunday, August 27 at 3 pm in Colburn School’s Zipper Hall.

    Your tickets can be picked up at the box office 1 hour before curtain.

    The deadline to request tickets is Friday, August 25 at 5 pm.

    Early Childhood Creative Arts Program

    Explore the Early Childhood Creative Arts Program before the start of the spring semester, in our free, family-friendly Open House on January 13. 

    Sing, Move, and Play

    Embark on your child’s journey in the performing arts! We offer a sequential curriculum designed to support the cognitive, creative, and social development of children ages 7 months to 6 ½ years.

    Discover Our Sequential Curriculum

    Our program is inspired by a rich diversity of approaches, such as the internationally recognized Kodály and Orff methods, which provide a supportive and interactive learning environment for young children. Our expert instructors use a variety of activities, including singing, playing instruments, and moving to music, to foster children’s natural musicality and expressiveness.  

    As students approach 4 to 5 years of age, different areas of instruction open up for them at Colburn. They may remain in the Early Childhood Creative Arts Program and continue to develop fundamental skills in music and movement, or they can branch out into Drama, Dance, Suzuki, and more. 

    What Comes Next?

    Get to Know the Department Chair, Dr. Nita Baxani

    Dr. Baxani has held leadership roles in arts programs and schools in both the United States and Germany. She received a Doctor of Education degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, where her dissertation focused on the musicality of infants within a childcare community. Her work in creating new programs and curriculum design is collaborative in nature and covers a variety of pedagogical approaches that foster an inclusive child-centered environment. As an arts advocate, Dr. Baxani enjoys creating programs and cultivating partnerships with schools and community and cultural organizations.

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    Benefits for Children and Parents

    Classes employ developmentally appropriate materials to encourage growth in key areas such as: 

    • Social and emotional development 
    • Cognition 
    • Motor skills 

    Caregivers are a child’s first teachers, so your involvement in our classes is crucial to your child’s progression through the curriculum. By attending classes with your child, you will continue to strengthen the connection with your child while laying a foundation for their continued artistic growth at Colburn. 

    One of our goals is to support students as they work towards independence. As your child progresses through the curriculum, the level of your involvement in class may change.  

    3-year-old student Yuliana Gomez
    These classes have been very important for my daughter’s upbringing and development. I don’t speak a lot of English, so the classes are a great way for my daughter to learn English words through music. Juana Sajbin, mother of Yuliana Gomez-Sajbin (pictured)

    Enroll for Spring Classes

    To enroll in Early Childhood classes, please complete the inquiry form below. The Early Childhood Chair, Dr. Nita Baxani, will follow up with you to determine the appropriate class placement for your child. 

    Early Childhood Inquiry Form

    2024 Spring Schedule of Classes (PDF)

    • Priority registration for continuing students will begin on December 4.
    • Open enrollment for new and continuing students will begin on December 18.
    • Join us for the Early Childhood Open House on January 13. Register today!
    • Classes begin on January 16.
    • Registration will remain open through January 29.
    • Limited need-based scholarships are available. Please contact the Community School office for more information.

    What Comes Next?

    As students approach 4 to 5 years of age, they have the option to explore music and dance in both the Community School of Performing Arts and the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute. Both programs offer a range of options for young students including group piano and guitar, pre-ballet, Suzuki strings and guitar, and more.  

    Students at this age also have the option to continue their journey in the Early Childhood Program! We have several classes for children ages 4+ that prepare them for more in-depth study later on. Exploring the Keys is a great way for those interested in piano to build their keyboard skills and musical awareness, and our newest class, Singing More, prepares students for the Children’s Chorus by introducing them to ensemble singing.  

    Explore Colburn’s offerings for young students below. 

    Discover Music and Drama

    Discover Dance

    Contact Us

    If you have any questions, please contact the Community School office at cspa@colburnschool.edu or 213-621-4548. Thank you! 


    Register for the 2023–24 Academic Year

    The Colburn Community School welcomes students of all ages and ability levels. Learn from renowned faculty at Los Angeles’ premier performing arts school, located in downtown. 

    Spring registration information is below.

    • Open enrollment is currently underway for new and continuing students.
    • Spring classes begin on January 16.
    • A $25 registration fee will go into effect at 11:59 pm on January 15.
    • Registration for group classes will remain open through January 29.
    • Students may enroll in private lessons at any time throughout the year. Submit an inquiry to learn more.

    You can register online or via email.

    Spring 2024 Schedule of Classes (PDF)

    Register Online

    Register By Email (PDF)

    To register by email, please send the completed PDF form to cspa@colburnschool.edu.

    Please see the COVID-19 Protocol page for the latest information on online and in-person instruction. 

    Academic Calendar

    We recommend that students and parents regularly review our academic calendars for updates. The Colburn School only observes holidays noted on our calendar. We do not follow the Los Angeles Unified School District calendar or that of other districts. 

    2023-24 Academic Calendar (PDF)

    Private Instruction

    At the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts, students of all ages and ability levels can receive one-on-one instruction on any instrument, including voice. Our esteemed faculty share their expertise to help students develop their musicianship, technique, and confidence.

    Students enrolled in private lessons also gain access to additional performance opportunities at Colburn, including Friday Night Recitals, the Winter and McAllister Honors Recitals, and master classes with renowned guest artists. Additionally, these students qualify for a 50% tuition discount on any music theory group class – these classes are instrumental in any young musician’s development as it helps them explore and understand the inner workings of their craft. Note that this discount only applies to year-long enrollments; students who register late in the year may not qualify.

    The Community School accepts new private lesson students at any time throughout the year. All students interested in private lessons must first submit an inquiry using the form below.

    Inquiry Form

    Approximately 7 days after submitting your inquiry, you will be notified by the appropriate department chair to set up an interview and/or audition in order to determine placement.

    For 2023–24 private instruction pricing, please see page 3 in the Schedule of Classes. Need-based scholarships are available for qualifying students.

    Ensemble Auditions

    The Community School is proud to offer a wide selection of student ensembles, giving students of varying ages and ability levels the opportunity to collaborate with their peers and develop their musicianship.

    Auditions for the 2023–24 academic year are open for the following ensembles:

    All other ensembles may accept auditions depending on ensemble needs. Please submit an inquiry for more information.

    Contact Us

    If you have any questions, please contact the Community School office at cspa@colburnschool.edu or 213-621-4548. Thank you! 

    Cello Choir

    The Cello Choir will focus on developing music reading and ensemble playing skills. The class will be taught by Carlyn Kessler.


    Weekly on Wednesdays, 7–7:50 pm

    Prerequisites: Participants must study privately and have good, intermediate sight reading skills. Previous group class, ensemble, or orchestral experience is encouraged.

    Minimum Age Requirement

    4th grade; must be 9 years old by September 1, 2023

    Recommended Minimum Level of Playing: 

    Scherzo, C. Webster (Suzuki Book 3)

    Audition Information

    Auditions for the 2023–24 academic year for Cello Choir will be held through an online submission process. The application period will close on July 15. Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Once classes reach their maximum capacity with qualified students, no additional applications will be considered.

    Audition results will be sent to the email address given for the student’s primary guardian by July 22. Accepted students must register by August 1.

    Audition Requirements

    Please record yourself playing a G major scale in 2 octaves, a solo piece, and 2 samples of your choosing from the sight reading excerpts linked below. Please prepare the samples on your own without help from any parent, sibling, friend, or teacher. Please state the numbers you have selected before performing them.

    Do not use an accompanist. Upload the video to YouTube and share the link in the application form below.

    Sight Reading Excerpts

    Online Submission Instructions
    1. Start your video by clearly stating your full name and the name and composer of your solo piece.
    2. Play your scale first, followed by your solo piece, and then the sight reading samples.
    3. The recording must be made continuously, without edits. Do not use piano accompaniment. We want the video to simulate a live audition as closely as possible.
    4. Please name the file by the following format: First name Last name.InstrumentFor example, John Smith.Violin
    5. When uploading the video to YouTube, make sure the video is marked “unlisted.” An unlisted video cannot be found by the general public, but you will be able to share the link with the Community School.
    6. Once you have completed your video, please fill out the application form below. You will need the link to your YouTube video to complete the application form. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

    Cello Choir Application Form

    Summer Dance Camps Los Angeles

    World-class training in ballet, modern, and tap for children ages 4 to adult.

    Led by a renowned faculty made up of some of the most exceptional former professional dancers in the industry, the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute is dedicated to developing the individual gifts and talents of each of our students, from pre-school children discovering the joy of dance for the first time, to adults in our Adult Dance program.

    Our summer programs are open to both existing and new students, including beginners and more experienced dancers. They are an excellent opportunity for new students to discover everything that Colburn Dance has to offer.

    Our Youth Ballet Intensive, Teen Modern Intensive, and Teen Tap Intensive offer serious young dancers an opportunity to continue their training over the summer on our beautiful campus in Downtown Los Angeles, led by our exceptional faculty and guest artists.

    Young beginner and intermediate dancers can explore ballet, modern, and tap in our two week Summer Dance Camp, which is a fantastic introduction to all of Colburn’s dance genres.

    We have also designed a four-week ‘Summer Saturdays’ program which runs on Saturdays in July. This program offers weekly classes for children ages 4 to adult, across ballet, modern, tap, and jazz. If you’ve ever wondered if Colburn School is right for your child, then this is a fantastic opportunity to experience a taste of Colburn Dance ahead of the new semester.

    Explore our full range of summer camps and programs below. If you have any queries, please contact dance@colburnschool.edu



    Summer Dance Camp Schedule:

    Enhance your ballet training and experience life on the beautiful Colburn campus during this one-week intensive. Students will grow through close work with Colburn’s distinguished faculty and special guest teachers.

    Classes will include but are not limited to ballet technique, contemporary, partnering, conditioning, and exploring approaches to artistic perspectives through conversations and various repertoire.

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    This is a two-week comprehensive study of Colburn’s dance genres including ballet, modern, tap, and jazz for beginning and intermediate dancers ages 7-14. Morning classes will alternate between tap and jazz, and afternoon classes alternate between ballet and modern. Dancers will be divided by age and level.

    • Age Range: 7–14 years old
    • Dates: June 24–July 5

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    This is a two-week comprehensive study of Colburn’s dance genres with a ballet emphasis for students ages 8-13. Dancers are divided into two age groups and take daily morning classes in ballet technique, pre-pointe/beginner pointe, ballet variations, and afternoon offerings ranging from modern, tap, jazz, and stretch/strength. This is an opportunity to enhance a student’s beginner or intermediate training experience with Colburn’s resident faculty.

    • Age Range: 8–13 years old
    • Dates: July 8–19

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    The Teen Tap Intensive is designed for serious tap students wanting to take their skills to the next level.  Focused training in technique, improvisation and repertory is taught by our world class faculty and guest artists.

    • Age Range: 13–18 years old
    • Dates: July 1–12

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    A weeklong immersive repertory workshop for dancers ages 12–18 years. Taught by Colburn’s modern dance chair, Tamsin Carlson, a former dancer with Lucinda Childs and Rudy Perez.

    A daily modern technique class with morning and afternoon sessions of repertory will culminate with an afternoon studio showing Friday 28, to which family and friends are invited.

    • Age Range: 12–18 years old
    • Dates: June 24–28

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    Begin or continue to build upon your dance skills in our Adult Dance classes this summer. We offer beginning, intermediate, and advanced level classes to accommodate all adult students.



    Existing students can join us for four Saturdays beginning June 29 to keep up their training over the summer, and new students are welcome to register for this four-week program to try out classes before registering for the fall semester. Classes include:

    Creative Dance I and II  

      • Creative Dance I (ages 4.5–6)
      • Creative Dance II (ages 7–8)


      • Pre Ballet (age 4)

    Ballet Prep I and II

      • Ballet Prep I (age 5)
      • Ballet Prep II (age 6)

    Beginning Ballet

      • Beginning Ballet (ages 7–10)

    Modern I and II

      • Modern I (ages 7–8)
      • Modern II (ages 9–10)

    Tap I, II, and Beginning Teen Tap

      • Tap I (ages 7–8)
      • Tap II (ages 9–10)
      • Beginning/Intermediate Teen Tap (ages 11–15)
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    Summer Music Camps Los Angeles

    Exceptional Music Training for All Ages 

    In June and July 2024, the Colburn School is excited to offer nine different summer music camps, intensives, and workshops for musicians ages 8 and up.

    Our music camps are led by Colburn’s esteemed faculty and renowned guest artists, offering both existing and new students the chance to enhance their skills by studying with some of the top instructors in their fields. Students also have an excellent opportunity to build relationships with like-minded young musicians.  

    In addition, students of all ages can study music and drama during the summer in group classes and private lessons! Our Early Childhood Summer Samplers introduce children ages 7 months to 6 years to the joys of music and the performing arts. Jazz, Drama, Music Theory, and Group Guitar and Piano allow school-aged and adult students to explore their creativity alongside their peers. The Summer Schedule of Classes will be posted on April 1, 2024.

    Explore our summer music camps below! 

    Summer Music Camp Offerings:

    The Colburn Summer Chamber Music Intensive provides focused ensemble playing for the serious chamber music student. Students will be grouped into a trio, quartet, or quintet and learn an entire work during their time together. Along with rehearsals, students will participate in stage presence activities, team building, master classes, and other group-building activities. Coaches from the Ed and Mari Edelman Chamber Music Institute will provide instruction, along with other chamber music professionals.

    • Age Range: 13–18 years
    • Dates: Week 1, June 30–July 6; Week 2, July 8–13


    We are excited to announce the inaugural Summer Choral Workshop! Colburn’s Director of Choral Programs, Adrian Dunn, will lead choral students from middle school to age 20 in rehearsals, coachings, and workshops alongside other members of Colburn’s esteemed faculty. Students will rehearse and perform challenging and engaging music, enhance their vocal technique and diction, take movement and theory classes, and work alongside other talented and passionate young singers.

    • Age Range: 11–20 years
    • Dates: June 25–28


    The Dalcroze Summer Intensive offers musicians and music educators the opportunity to immerse themselves in Dalcroze education. 

    Dalcroze education is a playful, experiential approach to teaching and learning music. The Dalcroze approach emphasizes the use of the whole body and highlights ear training as an essential component of music education.

    • Age Range: 18+ years
    • Dates: June 24–28


    The Colburn Guitar Intensive offers an immersive experience for intermediate and advanced students between ages 8–18. The camp will run 9 am–3 pm daily. Students can choose between a Classical Guitar track or a Studio Guitar track with classes geared towards each style. The Classical Guitar track will include small ensembles, technique workshops, sightreading skills, flamenco workshops, guitar orchestra, master classes, and concerts with guest artists. The Studio Guitar track will include strumming styles, fingerpicking, soloing, fretboard logic, reading skills, jam sessions, and special techniques. 

    Students will work with Colburn Guitar Faculty Connie Sheu, Erin Young, and Kenton Youngstrom, along with special guest artists throughout the week. The camp will culminate in a concert featuring performances by enrolled students.

    • Age Range: 8–18 years
    • Dates: June 24–28


    The Colburn Jazz Workshop’s Big Band directors, Mr. Lee Secard and Dr. Walter Simonsen, are proud to present a special Summer Jazz Camp. This camp will include daily playing and improvisation, jazz theory, practicing/learning strategies, ear training, and listening to repertoire.

    • Age Range: Grades 8–10; 13–16 years
    • Dates: June 24–28


    Led by Colburn Faculty Danielle Ondarza and Mike Zonshine, Colburn’s Los Angeles Summer Brass Institute will offer students the opportunity to perform together in one large brass ensemble in the morning, followed by smaller chamber music groups in the afternoon, rhythm classes and special master classes. All ensembles will be led by the Colburn School’s brass faculty. The Los Angeles Brass Institute is open to Advanced brass players who have been playing their instrument for at least four years or more, and the Junior Seminar is geared towards students who have at least two years of playing experience.

    • Age Range: Advanced Seminar, 15–22 years; Junior Seminar, 10–18 years
    • Dates: Advanced Seminar, July 1–12; Junior Seminar, July 15–19


    The Colburn Community School of Performing Arts is excited to announce the inaugural session of the Los Angeles Honor Band on July 1214! This ensemble will give advanced woodwind, brass, and percussion students in grades 712 the opportunity to build their musical, technical, and ensemble skills. Students will learn and perform challenging repertoire under the direction of Colburn’s Director of Bands, Eleanor Núñez, and participate in sectionals coached by Colburn’s esteemed faculty.

    • Age Range: Grades 7–12
    • Dates: July 12–14


    Develop your piano playing skills, engage with experienced Colburn piano faculty, and connect with fellow piano students through classes and performances during the 2024 Summer Piano Camp Intensive. Each day begins with a movement class and ends with a group theory and/or piano literature seminar. Each student will receive two 45minute private piano lessons per week with esteemed Colburn faculty to work towards a recital performance at the end of the intensive.

    • Age Range: 9–13 years
    • Dates: July 8–19


    The Summer Saxophone Intensive at the Colburn School is run by Dr. John Hallberg, Colburn saxophone faculty, and will offer a dynamic and diverse musical experience for the young saxophonist.  

    The camp will include a wide range of events such as lectures on saxophone fundamentals and techniques, daily warm-ups, master classes, saxophone chamber music, one-on-one lessons, guest vendors, and student and faculty concerts. Soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophonists that have been playing for at least two years and are intermediate to advanced players are all welcome to join!

    • Age Range: Grades 6–12; 11–18 years
    • Dates: June 24–28


    June 3–15 Age range:

    No age limit. Must be 14 to be a residential student.

    Sounding Point Academy was founded by Colburn faculty Robert Lipsett and Fabiola Kim to nurture the next generation of soloists, chamber musicians, orchestral musicians, and pedagogues. During this two-week in-person program, students will delve into a curriculum that explores the most critical of violinistic elements. Students will have opportunities to perform for the world’s leading performing artists, master the intricacies of orchestral excerpts, and gain comprehensive knowledge of the technical aspects of violin performance. The program will also offer a public-speaking and movement component, highlighting the value of entrepreneurship and versatility of a complete musician. The course is designed to give structure to the daily life of a student with ample practice time built into it. The Sounding Point Academy seeks to build a robust community support system for aspiring violinists as they grow to become the next generation of musical leaders.


    Learn More About Summer with Colburn

    “The Brass Intensive and the faculty’s influence made me realize that is actually what I want to do with my life. It was probably the experience that developed me more as a player than ever before in my life. Over those two weeks my sound completely changed.Suzy Belik – French Horn, 2022 Summer Brass Intensive 

    Our Chamber Music Intensive, Jazz Camp, Los Angeles Brass Institute, Piano Camp Intensive, and Saxophone Intensive all return this summer. We are also thrilled to announce four new camps this summer, including the Choral Workshop, Dalcroze Summer Intensive for Music Educators, Guitar Intensive, and Los Angeles Honor Band.

    We will also continue to offer private instruction over the Summer period for new and continuing students.  If you have ever wanted to learn to play an instrument, or if you’re an experience musician looking to refine your skills, our faculty use their expertise to help students of all ages and ability levels develop their musicianship, technique, and confidence. We offer private instruction for beginners to advanced students in bassoon, cello, clarinet, double bass, flute and piccolo, guitar, harp, horn, oboe, percussion, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, violin, and voice. If you are interested in private instruction, please submit an inquiry form. 

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