Colburn in Focus

May 3, 2024

The 2023-24 academic year marks the twentieth anniversary of the Colburn Conservatory of Music. To celebrate, we look back at how the Conservatory came to be the school it is today. Pictured left to right: Yehuda Gilad, Toby Mayman, Joseph Thayer, Robert Lipsett, and Ron Leonard with the Conservatory of Music Founders Awards, presented on April 25, 2024.

April 12, 2024

Community School saxophone student Ismerai Calcaneo Lopez (left) and Porchè Brinker (right) at the Academy Awards, where The Last Repair Shop won Best DocumentaryShort Film. 

February 29, 2024

Gehry’s vision for the Colburn Center blends artistry with function and distinct identity to create an original structural composition. The building consists of an ensemble of interlocking volumes built into a terrain that slopes down from Olive Street to Hill Street and clad in a pink metallic finish. The components are knit together by an expansive light-filled entrance and a pair of gardens planted at street and rooftop level. At the heart of the building is education and performance.  

February 2, 2024

Colburn is home to the studio of famed violinist Jascha Heifetz. Originally located in Beverly Hills, the studio was carefully deconstructed following Heifetz’s death and rebuilt piece-by-piece at the Colburn School. A remarkable time capsule, the studio includes Heifetz’s original furnishings, photographs, and memorabilia.

January 5, 2024

Brendan Morris, the Herbert and Trudl Zipper Collection archivist, shares an update on his progress and some highlights from early findings.