Press Releases

May 15, 2024
Colburn School Announces 2024 Fortissima Fellows

May 13, 2024
Colburn School’s Trio Azura Wins Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition Grand Prize Medal and Gold Medal in the Senior String Division

April 29, 2024
Violist Jonathan William Brown Joins Colburn School Faculty as Professor of Chamber Music

April 19, 2024
Colburn School Announces Live Round Competitors for the 2024 Primrose International Viola Competition

April 2, 2024
Colburn School Honors James Conlon and Merle Mullin at the Sold-Out Celebrate Colburn Gala on April 7, 2024

February 20, 2024
Colburn School to Break Ground on Frank Gehry-Designed Campus Expansion

February 12, 2024
Colburn School Elects Bethany Coffee, Linda Curtis, Juan Carlos Gonzalez, and Allan Marks to Board of Directors

February 2, 2024
Colburn School Announces New Leadership Appointments: Nate Zeisler as Provost and Mira Wolff as Vice President of Human Resources and General Counsel

November 3, 2023
Colburn Receives $4 Million Gift from the T. Robert Greene Foundation to Name Chair of Conducting Studies Held by Esa-Pekka Salonen in Honor of Maestro Ernst H. Katz

October 23, 2023
The Colburn School’s Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices, Founded and Directed by James Conlon, Highlights Works by Composers Whose Legacies and Lives Were Destroyed by the Nazi Regime

October 16, 2023
Colburn School and San Francisco Symphony Announce Two New Salonen Conducting Fellows

August 16, 2023
Colburn School Announces 2023–24 Season

August 07, 2023
The Colburn School and American Viola Society Announce the 2024 Primrose International Viola Competition

May 09, 2023
The Colburn School Appoints Margaret Tracey as Dean of the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute

May 01, 2023
The Colburn School Announces 2023 Conservatory Keynote Speaker and Honorary Doctorate Recipient Anne Akiko Meyers

April 25, 2023
Colburn School Embarks Upon Four-Stop International Chamber Music Tour in May 2023

April 07, 2023
Colburn School Honors Stéphane Denève and Austin Beutner at Annual Gala Event Celebrate Colburn

March 29, 2023
Colburn School’s Recovered Voices Performances Feature Works by Composers Whose Legacies and Lives Were Destroyed by the Nazi Regime

February 15, 2023
James Conlon Directs and Curates Discovering Debussy, a Citywide Exploration of the French Composer’s Life and Legacy

January 23, 2023
The Colburn School Awarded Federal Grant to Preserve Archives of Music Pioneer, Dachau Survivor Herbert Zipper

January 18, 2023
Colburn School Appoints Tubist and Educator Aaron Tindall to Brass Faculty

November 22, 2022
Colburn School Announces New Faculty Appointments to the Community School of Performing Arts | Adrian Dunn Named Director of Choral Programs; Evan Kuhlmann Joins Richard Beene on Bassoon Faculty

September 27, 2022
Marlonius Jazz Orchestra Releases Debut Album Marlonius | Strayhorn, Made Possible by Colburn School’s Amplify Series

September 10, 2022
Colburn School’s Quartet Integra Wins Second Prize at ARD International Music Competition

September 1, 2022
Colburn School Announces 2022–23 Season

June 1, 2022
Colburn School Appoints Acclaimed Violist Tatjana Masurenko to Faculty

May 25, 2022
Colburn School’s The Olive Trio Wins Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition Gold Medal in Junior String Division; Sonarsix Sextet wins Bronze Medal in Senior Wind Division

April 12, 2022
Music Conservatories Across North America Present Virtual Concert to Benefit Ukraine

March 29, 2022
Colburn School Receives $1 Million Gift to Establish The Beverly, Donald, and David Kobrin Scholarship Fund to Support Young Male Dancers from Underrepresented Communities

March 16, 2022
The Colburn School, LA’s World-Renowned School for Music and Dance, Unveils Frank Gehry Design for a Transformational Expansion of Its Campus

December 18, 2021
Natalie Loughran Named First-Prize Winner in the 2021 Primrose International Viola Competition

November 2, 2021
Colburn School Presents Recovered Voices 2021: Schulhoff and More, An Original Multimedia Series

September 20, 2021
Colburn School Announces Live Round Competitors for the 2021 Primrose International Viola Competition

August 2021
Colburn School Announces 2021–2022 Season

August 18, 2021
Colburn School Announces 2021–22 Class of Salonen Fellows

June 22, 2021
Colburn School Announces First National Cohort of Fortissima Fellows

April 29, 2021
Colburn School’s Center for Innovation and Community Impact Awards Social Innovation Grants to Support BIPOC Community

April 16, 2021
Violist Geraldine Walther Joins Colburn School Faculty as Interim Director of Chamber Music

April 8, 2021
Colburn School Presents the World Premiere of the Film The Way Forward

February 24, 2021
Colburn Announces New Dean Appointments

February 1, 2021
Colburn School’s Fortissima Program Expands Nationally

January 26, 2021
Colburn School Showcases Alumni in “Next Up” Virtual Concert Series

October 28, 2020
Colburn School and Sphinx Organization Form Partnership to Engage, Develop, and Empower Young Artists of Color on the West Coast

October 15, 2020
Colburn School partners with LA Opera to present Joseph Bologne’s The Anonymous Lover

September 10, 2020
Bohemia, Bombay, Bloomington: The Musical Exile of Walter Kaufmann

July 24, 2020
Colburn School Honors Eric Whitacre and Max. H. Gluck Foundation with the Richard D. Colburn Award

July 22, 2020
Colburn School Appoints Maeesha Merchant as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Business Development

January 15, 2020
Colburn School Welcomes Orli Shaham For Her Debut Performance, Master Class, and Community Impact Programs

October 9, 2019
New York City Ballet Dancers Light Up Colburn’s Zipper Hall in See The Music, Hear The Dance

September 21, 2019
James Conlon to Conduct Colburn Orchestra Sept 21

September 3, 2019
Colburn School’s Viano String Quartet Wins Joint First Prize at the Banff International String Quartet Competition

August 19, 2019
Colburn School Announces 2019–2020 Season

May 16, 2019
Colburn Announces Inaugural Class of Salonen Fellows

October 19, 2018
Jennifer Kallend Joins Colburn School as Vice President of Communications

October 18, 2018
Colburn School Names Nate Zeisler Dean for Community Initiatives; Creates Center for Innovation and Community Impact

October 12, 2018
Colburn School Honors Valery Gergiev, Elizabeth Segerstrom and Yasuhisa Toyota at Celebrate Colburn Gala

October 3, 2018
Esa-Pekka Salonen Joins Colburn School Faculty to Lead New Negaunee Conducting Program

August 9, 2018
Colburn School, Celebrating 20th Anniversary on Grand Avenue, Announces 2018–19 Concerts and Events

May 18, 2018
Scott St. John Appointed as Director of Chamber Music

March 3, 2018
Colburn School Hosts Tribute for Retired Faculty Member Ron Leonard

March 1, 2018
Colburn School Announces Live Round Competitors for the 2018 Primrose International Viola Competition

December 12, 2017
Michael Tilson Thomas and Frank Gehry Named as Honorees for the Colburn School’s Annual Gala Event Celebrate Colburn

November 8, 2017
Colburn School Hosts Special Event and Screening of Disney Pixar’s Coco in Celebration of the Access Fund for Endowed Scholarships Surpassing $8.4 Million Mark

September 26, 2017
Colburn School Receives $1 Million Bequest from Iona Benson

September 7, 2017
Colburn School’s Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices to Host North American Young Artist Competition for String Quartets

July 25, 2017
Colburn School Announces 2017–2018 Concerts and Events