SONGFEST 2019: May 25- June 24, 2019
Colburn School, Los Angeles CA



SongFest Summer Institute comprises of three (3) programs for singers at every stage of their development: Studio Artist, Young Artist, Professional Fellow and Pianists,  from freshmen in college to professional recitalists. A rigorous art song program with over 20 internationally distinguished pianists, singers, composers, and guest artists give daily thematic master classes, lectures, and private coachings in their area of expertise: covering the breadth of art song from lieder, to mélodie, to art song. Whatever your interest in song repertoire, work with the experts in the field on bringing your songs to dynamic and informed life, learn to consider songs you thought you knew from a different and enlivening perspective, encounter new exciting repertoire, either forgotten gems or new music from our resident composers, and build relationships with fellow art song enthusiasts that will last a life time.

Don't Miss our New CD!

Available on CDbaby, and for streaming on Spotify, iTunes and more! Featuring over 15 alumni performing commissions, world premieres, and songs featured during SongFest's 20 year history, by some of the best of modern day American song composers.

 ©Jeanine Hill Photography

©Jeanine Hill Photography



 ©Jeanine Hill Photography

©Jeanine Hill Photography

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SongFest 2019 Program details – click HERE

SongFest 2019 Scholarships details – click HERE



A special recital commemorating the centenary of the Treaty of Versailles (1919) which ended World War I. A European journey of the countries affected by the war with songs by composers from France, Britain, Russia, and more.  LIZA STEPANOVA will be teaching and curating several themed concerts.

Read more about upcoming concerts – click HERE.

Friday, June 7, 2019
Noon, Thayer Hall
Colburn School


SUSAN GRAHAM, mezzo-soprano
in recital

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
7:30 p.m., Zipper Hall,
Colburn School

Read more about upcoming concerts and master classes – click HERE

 Photo by Marthe Griebler

Photo by Marthe Griebler


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Sunday, June 16, 2019
3:00 p.m., Thayer Hall
Colburn School

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SongFest is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.