Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices

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To shine a spotlight on the music by composers suppressed by the Nazi regime, LA Opera Music Director James Conlon founded the groundbreaking Recovered Voices project. In honor of his efforts, the Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices sponsors seminars, academic conferences, and competitions in an effort to present a deeper understanding of the history of the music from the first half of the 20th century. Colburn Conservatory of Music students participate in performances centered on the music by these suppressed composers. Also Maestro Conlon oversees a semester-long seminar, assisted by Robert Elias. The Ziering-Conlon Initiative is supported by a generous grant from Marilyn Ziering.

Spring 2019 Competition

The Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices Showcase and Competition is open to all Colburn School students enrolled for the spring 2019 semester in the Conservatory, Music Academy, and Community School of Performing Arts.

Entries to be submitted no later than March 11, 2019 via YouTube video. Those selected for the live, public finals on Monday evening, March 25, will be notified no later than 9 pm on Tuesday, March 19. All entrants must be available to perform at the March 25 finals.

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Spring 2019 Course

Led by James Conlon and Robert Elias, this course examines two generations of composers active in Europe before the entrenchment and dominance of the National Socialist German Workers (Nazi) Party in Germany from 1933 to 1945.

January 14–April 29, 2019
Mondays, 7–8:50 pm

This course is offered free to the public, as well as to Colburn students.