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Colburn Conservatory of Music

About the Colburn Conservatory of Music

The Conservatory of Music opened in 2003 with one goal: to train the very highest level of classical instrumental performers for careers in music. Outstanding performance opportunities; unparalleled faculty; and scholarships covering tuition, room, and board for all students allow the Conservatory to produce dynamic young soloists, chamber groups, and orchestral musicians.


Since its founding, the Conservatory has established a record of producing musicians that find success in the highly-competitive classical music world. Alumni hold positions with many of the world’s premiere orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, London Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and National Symphony Orchestra. In addition to national and local competitions, students have placed in international competitions including the Tchaikovsky, Fritz Kreisler, Rubinstein, Jacques Lancelot, Queen Elisabeth, Prague Spring, and ARD Munich Competitions.


About the Colburn School

The Conservatory of Music is one of four academic units that comprise the Colburn School. An internationally recognized leader in performing arts education, the Colburn School provides young people with a passion for the arts with access to top-level training in music and dance. Located in the heart of the vibrant cultural corridor in downtown Los Angeles, the school also includes the Community School of Performing Arts, the Music Academy for pre-college musicians, and the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute.


Each year thousands of young people come to Colburn to pursue their dreams and study with a renowned faculty that includes professional performers from nationally and internationally acclaimed companies and orchestras. The school presents over 300 concerts and performances at its exceptional facilities in downtown Los Angeles as well as in prestigious venues throughout Southern California.

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