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.

Meet Our Faculty

Ory Shihor
Piano Faculty

Award-winning pianist, educator, and arts administrator

Leila Nassar-Fredell
Music History Instructor

Dedicated chamber musician and member of the award-winning Royce String Quartet

Yehuda Gilad
Clarinet Faculty, Music Director and Conductor, Colburn Orchestra

Strives for “total musicianship” and  has won the acclaim of both critics and audiences alike

Brian Langsbard
Music Academy Faculty

Brian Langsbard is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and upon returning to his hometown of Los Angeles, Brian immediately began composing for Batman:The Animated series and has not stopped composing since then. He has garnered 2 Emmy nominations and an ASCAP award for his film and television work.