Student Accomplishments

We’re proud of the fact that approximately 300 students have graduated from the Colburn Conservatory of Music. Here’s what some of students have accomplished recently:

Where Do Our Students Perform?

From Cleveland to Shanghai, Colburn Conservatory of Music students and alumni are making their mark on prestigious ensembles around the world. Check out where you can hear us with this interactive map.

Samuel Almaguer, clarinet
Principal Clarinet, North Carolina Symphony

Joseph Brown, trumpet
2nd Trumpet, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra

Michelle Feng, oboe
Associate Principal/2nd Oboe, Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra

Patrick Hodge, horn
Assistant Principal Horn, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Natalie Hoe, clarinet
Principal Clarinet, Florida Orchestra

Kevin Lin, violin
Co-Leader, London Philharmonic Orchestra

Steven Metcalf, double bass
Principal Bass, Colorado Symphony

Peter Myers, cello
Assistant Principal Cello, San Francisco Opera Orchestra

Stephen Tavani, violin
Concertmaster, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

Joachim Thomsen, flute
Principal Flute, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

Nicholas Tisherman, oboe
2nd/Assistant Principal Oboe, Colorado Symphony

Titus Underwood, oboe
Acting Principal Oboe, Nashville Symphony (2017-18)

Karissa Zadinsky, cello
Member, Pittsburgh Symphony

Julian Zheng, horn
Principal Horn, Shanghai Philharmonic

Calder String Quartet
Member, Pentatone Label roster

Calidore String Quartet
Member, Opus 3 Artists roster
Member, Chamber Music Society Two of Lincoln Center (2016-19)

Viano String Quartet
3rd Prize, 2017 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition (string quartet division)

Cristina Dougherty, tuba
Winner, 2016 International Tuba Euphonium Competition (Solo Tuba – Young Artist Division)

Michael Harper, trumpet
2nd Prize, 2017 Edith Knox Competition

Usha Kapoor, violin
Fulbright grant to study violin at the with Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, Germany (2017-18)

Rodolfo Leone, piano
1st Prize, 2017 International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna

Cristina Mateo Saez, clarinet
2nd Prize, 2016 Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition

Joseph Morris, clarinet
1st Prize, 2017 Ima Hogg Competition

Stephanie Ng, piano
2nd Prize, 2017 Waring International Piano Competition (concerto division)

Simone Porter, violin
Member, Opus 3 Artists roster

Blake Pouliot, violin
Grand Prize Winner, 2016 Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Manulife Competition

Benjamin Crofut, double bass
Instructor of Double Bass, University of Alabama

David Fung, piano
Artist-Teacher of Piano, University of Georgia (Hugh Hodgson School of Music)

Juan Miguel Hernandez, viola
Professor, Royal Academy of Music (London)

Andrew Pattison, bassoon
Visiting Assistant Professor, Oberlin Conservatory (2017-18)