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Applications Open for the Colburn Music Academy

2024/25 applications for this prestigious pre-college program close on January 10, 2024


The Colburn School is now receiving applications for its Music Academy, which provides pre-college training for exceptional young musicians who are seeking to become professional players.

Open to students aged 12 to 18, the Academy provides private instruction with the school's faculty, studio classes, chamber music, music theory and history, and ear training — as well as courses in career development and personal presentation. Students perform regularly, both on campus and throughout LA, and participate in master classes.

The Academy's string faculty includes Margaret Batjer, Martin Beaver, Henry Gronnier, and Fabiola Kim, among others.

Alumni have gone on to study at top music schools, including Juilliard, the Curtis Institute of Music, and the Colburn Conservatory of Music.

Applicants will need to supply biographical information, pre-screening videos, a resume, and a letter of recommendation. Those applicants who pass the pre-screening round will be required to audition in March.

Applications for the 2024/25 school year must be received by January 10, 2024, and you can submit your application here.

"The Colburn Music Academy has allowed me to take what I've accomplished in the practice room out onto the stage," said Hannah Geisinger, a violist in the Academy's Class of 2015 who is now a Kovner Fellow at The Juilliard School. "This has been a groundbreaking experience."

"Colburn's Music Academy is not that different than a great college conservatory experience," Margaret Batjer told The Violin Chanel. "In fact, all of our students are exposed daily to the Conservatory environment through attending concerts, and participating occasionally in the Colburn Conservatory orchestra and master classes. The faculty at the Academy are also all teachers at conservatories or Universities and have first-hand experience in how to prepare students technically and musically to successfully matriculate into a great college program."

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