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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

Ian Pritchard
Music History and Literature Faculty

Ian Pritchard, harpsichordist, organist, and musicologist, is a specialist in early music and historical keyboard practices.

Fabio Bidini
Piano Faculty and Carol Colburn Grigor Piano Chair

One of the most important pianists and pedagogues who has won many top prizes worldwide

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.

Jeffrey Lavner
Community School Piano Chair, Conservatory Keyboard Skills for Non-Majors Faculty

Experience performing as both pianist and harpsichordist