Music Academy students on plaza
Music Academy

Colburn’s Music Academy provides pre-college training essential for exceptional young performers like you, who want to dedicate themselves to music with an eye on becoming a professional. We help you reach your full artistic potential and instill a broader awareness of how music can be beneficial to building community.

Hannah Geisinger
The Colburn Music Academy has allowed me to take what I've accomplished in the practice room out onto the stage. This has been a groundbreaking experience." Hannah Geisinger, viola, class of '15, now a Kovner Fellow at The Juilliard School

Our comprehensive curriculum includes private instruction with top faculty, studio classes and chamber music, music theory and history, and ear training, as well as enrichment studies in career development and personal presentation skills. Students perform regularly, both on campus and throughout Los Angeles, and participate in master classes. Alumni have gone on to study at top music schools, including Juilliard, the Curtis Institute of Music, and the Colburn Conservatory of Music.

If you would like to be added to our database, you may complete our Music Academy Inquiry Form. Once submitted, we may notify you of special events or deadlines using the information that you provide to us on the Music Academy Inquiry Form.

Music Academy Inquiry Form

Meet Our Faculty

HyeJin Kim
Piano Instructor

Praised by critics for her “passionate…polished and expressive” performances, pianist HyeJin Kim is one of South Korea’s most thrilling young classical stars.

Deborah Devine
Drama Instructor

Debbie Devine has been an award-winning theatre director, teacher, and a respected leader in the field of Arts Education for over three decades.

Margaret Batjer
Margaret Batjer
Violin Faculty, Academy Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra

Margaret Batjer, a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, has served as concertmaster of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra since 1998. Throughout her successful career as soloist, chamber musician, teacher, and concertmaster, she has established herself as a versatile and respected artist worldwide.

Tamsin Carlson
Chair, Modern and Creative Dance, Modern Dance Instructor

Tamsin Carlson is a graduate of the Arts Educational School, where she was awarded a college diploma, and London Contemporary Dance School, where she was awarded a diploma for her course work.

Upcoming Events

Music Academy Young Artist Performance

Saturday, October 23, 2021
5 pm
Thayer Hall

Music Academy Young Artist Performance

Sunday, November 7, 2021
5 pm
Thayer Hall

Music Academy Young Artist Performance

Saturday, November 20, 2021
5 pm
Thayer Hall