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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

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.

Rodolfo Leone smiling in front of a window.
Rodolfo Leone
Piano Faculty

The brilliant Italian born pianist Rodolfo Leone was the first-prize winner of the 2017 International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna.

Henry Gronnier
Chair, String Department, Violin Faculty, Chamber Music Faculty

Henry Gronnier is a founding member and first violinist of the Rossetti String Quartet. Early musical studies took place at the Conservatoire in his native town of Saint Quentin, France, where he was awarded the Premier Prix in both piano and violin.

Jim Walker
Flute Faculty

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