Colburn Piano Seminar

June 18July 1, 2023
For advanced piano students

Application deadline: February 15, 2023

This two-week intensive piano program for advanced high school students, ages 13 and above, takes place on the beautiful, world-renowned Colburn School campus in the cultural heart of downtown Los Angeles. Learn from acclaimed pianists and experience life at Colburn.

      • Four 50-minute private lessons from two or more faculty, selected by program directors. Additional lessons may be available upon request
      • Studio class each week
      • Master classes and recital opportunities for select students
      • Movement classes and guest speakers
      • Chance to compete in the Steinway Competition and win a $1,000 prize

Lessons and studio classes are open to all. Students are encouraged to audit as many lessons as possible.

Students may choose to live on Colburn’s campus, located across the street from Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Broad Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Commuter and residential students alike will enjoy access to some of the best dining experiences, arts organizations, and venues in the country.

The seminar prides itself in encouraging a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment for students. Application deadline: Feb 15. Students were notified before or by March 1. Late applicants may be considered based on availability. Please contact with questions.

Fabio Bidini, Co-Director (weeks 1 and 2)
Micah Yui, Co-Director (weeks 1 and 2)
Dominic Cheli (week 1)
Jeffrey Lavner (weeks 1 and 2)
Rodolfo Leone (weeks 1 and 2)
Angela Cheng (week 2)
Awadagin Pratt (week 2)
Boris Slutsky (week 1)

Workshops with Tamsin Carlson and other guests.

  • Fabio Bidini
    Fabio Bidini, Co-Director
    Week 1 and 2
  • Micah Yui smiling in front of a window.
    Micah Yui, Co-Director
    Week 1 and 2
  • Jeffrey Lavner
    Week 1 and 2
  • Rodolfo Leone smiling in front of a window.
    Rodolfo Leone
    Week 1 and 2
  • Boris Slutsky
    Week 1
  • Dominic Cheli
    Week 1
  • Awadagin Pratt
    Week 2
  • Headshot of Angela Cheng
    Angela Cheng
    Week 2
  • Tamsin Carlson, Colburn School

Tuition and Fees

All applicants
    • Nonrefundable application fee: $40
    • Payment made before March 15: $2,000
    • Payment made after March 15: $2,300
    • Payment made before March 15 (includes tuition, room and board): $3,920
    • Payment made after March 15: $4,220

A limited amount of merit-based scholarship support may be available for those who apply by the deadline.

Program subject to change based on enrollment.