Student and Alumni Accomplishments

Music Academy students on plaza with instruments
Students from around the world come to Colburn’s Music Academy to prepare for careers in music. They are recipients of national awards, winners of competitions, and featured performers with professional orchestras. Upon leaving Colburn, Music Academy students matriculate into the Colburn Conservatory and other top-ranked conservatories and music programs.

Prepared for Conservatory Study

Recent graduates have gone on to the following schools:

  • Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Colburn Conservatory of Music
  • Eastman School of Music
  • Juilliard School
  • New England Conservatory
  • Robert McDuffie Center for Strings, Mercer University
  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music
  • Yale College

Awards, Competitions, and Performances

Recent highlights include:

  • American String Teachers Association of Greater Los Angeles National Solo Competition, First Place
  • Florida Flute Association Young Artist Competition, First Place
  • Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Soloist
  • Joe Zawinul Foundation for Achievement, American “Z” Award Recipient
  • Michigan Philharmonic, Soloist
  • Pacific Academy Foundation Concerto Competition, Senior Division, First Prize
  • Parness Concerto Competition, First Place
  • Redlands Bowl Young Artists Concerto Competition, Grand Finalist
  • Sound Espressivo Competition, Laureate
  • Southern California Philharmonic Young Artist Competition, Artist Instrumental Category, First Prize
  • Southern California Junior Bach Festival, First Place
  • Stulberg International String Competition, Finalist