Rosemary Hyler Ritter | Founder/Artistic Director
Matthew Patrick Morris | Associate Artistic Director
Morning and Evening Master Classes are open to the Public, $20 per class
Tickets available in person on the day of the class at our ticketing desk outside the hall. We accept cash, check, and credit card.
Select Concerts (Distinguished Alumni, Eisler's Hollywood Songbook, CD Release, and tenor Anthony Dean Griffey with pianist Margo Garrett)
$20 general admission: Tickets available in advance on brownpapertickets.com
or in person on the day of the concert at our ticketing desk outside the hall. We accept cash, check, and credit card.
All other concerts are Free and Open to the Public
"I think SongFest is terribly important in that the art song is an endangered species…not the songs themselves, not ongoing composition, but in terms of the audience who is attracted to it and will come to song recitals. I find this a tragedy....SongFest is exactly the type of endeavor that needs to take hold in many places. I congratulate SongFest and am thankful for SongFest, and hope that many other people will be inspired by it and take that ball, run with it, and help it all to take root."
- Maestro James Conlon
SongFest is the United States' premier art song festival and training program held each June at The Colburn School in Los Angeles. SongFest attracts an international roster of leading recital artists and pedagogues as well as students from some of the nation’s top music conservatories. Audiences enjoy a vibrant concert series presented in Colburn's state-of-the-art venues that is entirely free to the public, and auditors can attend daily masterclasses and lectures led by the most exciting artists of today.
Presenting three centuries of song every June in over twenty concerts, SongFest presents established international artists and the rising recitalists of tomorrow in concerts that are free and open to the public. Haven't had enough art song? Learn the secrets of the craft and watch the stars of tomorrow learn from the great minds of today in our series of daily masterclasses open to the public.
The Institute (comprised of the Professional, Young Artist, Studio Artist, and Professional Development for College Teachers programs) provides a rigorous curriculum addressing the concerns of the 21st-century singer and collaborative pianist at every level of their study with classes in acting, movement, diction, repertoire and career guidance workshops, daily master classes taught by an international roster of leading recital artists and pedagogues, collaborations with leading American composers, the presentation of at least one commissioned world premiere every summer, and an exciting concert series presented at Colburn’s state-of-the-art venues.
*All photos courtesy of Jeanine Hill