Saturday Spotlight Stories

May 17, 2019

Juan-Carlos (left), Melani (middle), and Carlos Tobar (right), 12, are Colburn Dance students. Juan-Carlos (JT) is in Tap Ensemble I, Carlos (CT) is in Tap III, and Melani (MT) is in Tap Ensemble I and Ballet III. The triplets are Los Angeles natives.

May 10, 2019

Colburn Jazz Workshop chair and saxophone faculty Lee Secard has built the jazz program from the ground up. He is originally from Orange County, California.

May 3, 2019

Miray Ito, 16, studies violin with Robert Lipsett in the Music Academy. Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, she has been at Colburn for four years.

April 26, 2019

Angie Villela, 17, studies voice with Michael Chipman, music theory with Kathy Sawada, and piano with Vanessa Fadial. A recipient of the Herbert Zipper Scholarship and a native Angeleno, Angie has been at Colburn for six years.

April 19, 2019

Gregory LaRosa, 24, studies percussion with Ted Atkatz. Originally from Downingtown, Pennsylvania, he will be graduating with his master’s this May.