SongFest 2014: “Discover Your Unique Voice!”

The Colburn School · Los Angeles, CA

May 31-June 28


SongFest at the Colburn School in Los Angeles is the premier festival and summer training program in the US dedicated primarily to art song. The uniquely broad scope of its offerings is comprised of a rigorous curriculum addressing the concerns of the 21st-century singer and collaborative pianist 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 and 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.



SongFest 2014 announces recital tour in collaboration with LA Opera and The Library Foundation of LA!

Join us for Songs in the Key of Los Angeles, a partnership between SongFest, LA Opera, and The Library Foundation of Los Angeles. Drawing on music from the Southern California Sheet Music Collection at LA Central Library and featured in the book Songs in the Key of Los Angeles by Dr. Josh Kun, these free recitals offer a singular portrait of Los Angeles history and culture rendered in music, featuring artists from SongFest and LA Opera. VIEW SCHEDULE


SongFest 2014 presents mini-festival “Songs of California”!

In 2014, SongFest will be presenting a mini-festival within the festival dedicated to the rich history and present of art song in California. Highlights of the 5-part event include Songs in the Key of LA, in collaboration with LA Opera and The Library Foundation of Los Angeles, California Now! and LA Now! programs celebrating living composers, California: A New Home featuring notable European expatriates, and California Poetry in Concert with guest speaker, poet Dana Gioia. Follow the calendar for the most updated schedule of events!


Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon to write a premiere for SongFest 2014!

On June 18, SongFest will present the World Premiere of Five Amy Lowell Poems by Jennifer Higdon, the festival’s 2014 American Song Commission generously underwritten by The Sorel Organization. Visit Jennifer Higdon’s website to read more about the Pulitzer Prize winner whose current projects also include an opera, based on Charles Frazier’s book Cold Mountain, which is scheduled to be premiered in 2015 by Santa Fe Opera.