The Laura Liepins Memorial Fund will support the Colburn Artists program at the Colburn School. Developed by Laura at Colburn, the Colburn Artists program provides guidance and coaching for select Colburn students during their critical transition from studying to professional touring, so they may reach their greatest potential.
Through activities linked closely with their individual performance studies, Colburn Artists are provided comprehensive support including guidance on building relationships with presenters, orchestras, and professional musicians; developing repertoire and booking performances; interview preparation; and creating a professional image and online presence.
Over the eight years Laura worked at Colburn, she built this program to be one-of-a-kind in the educational field, and she mentored and managed numerous young musicians and ensembles from Colburn into spectacular professional careers. The support structure Laura built for Colburn students will be forever critical to preparing the next generation of classical artists, and Colburn is honored to continue this work in Laura’s memory.