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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

Headshot of Fabiola Kim holding a violin in front of window
Fabiola Kim
Violin Instructor

Hailed by The New York Times as “a brilliant soloist, … [who] played with extraordinary precision and luminosity,” violinist Fabiola Kim is one of the most dynamic players of her generation.

Samuel Grodin, DMA
Piano Faculty

Grodin earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the USC Thornton School of Music, where he was winner of the Keyboard Department’s award for Outstanding D.M.A. Graduate in Piano. A prizewinner in the Seattle International Piano Competition and the Ibiza International Piano Competition, he has performed throughout the United States and Europe.

Andrew Bain
Horn Faculty

Esteemed Principal Horn of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and faculty for Colburn’s Conservatory, Community School, and Music Academy

Robert Lipsett
Jascha Heifetz Distinguished Violin Chair

Holds the Jascha Heifetz Distinguished Violin Chair at the Colburn School