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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

Gina Coletti
Chair, Ed and Mari Edelman Chamber Music Institute, Viola Instructor

A dedicated educator, Ms. Coletti is Chair of the Ed and Mari Edelman Chamber Music Institute at the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts, and teaches viola at Colburn’s Community School of Performing Arts and Music Academy.

Mingjia Liu
Oboe Faculty

Recognized not only for his outstanding performing skills, Mingjia Liu is gaining considerable recognition as a teacher both in the United States and abroad.

Clive Greensmith
Cello and Chamber Music Faculty

Clive Greensmith has held the position of principal cellist of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and was the cellist of the Tokyo String Quartet for fourteen years.

Jim Walker
Flute Faculty

Dynamic soloist, legendary orchestral and studio musician, celebrated jazz flutist, and an inspiration to countless students worldwide

Upcoming Events

Academy Virtuosi

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
6 pm
Zipper Hall

Music Academy Young Artist Performance

Saturday, December 11, 2021
5 pm
Thayer Hall

Music Academy Young Artist Performance

Saturday, January 22, 2022
5 pm
Thayer Hall

Music Academy Young Artist Performance

Sunday, January 30, 2022
5 pm
Thayer Hall