The Colburn School has appointed singer, composer and conductor Adrian Dunn as director of choral programs in the Community School of Performing Arts.
Dunn will direct the Community School’s junior and youth choral ensembles, and the Colburn Concert Choir, and work with students ages 5-18 in musicianship, vocal technique and ensemble skills.
Colburn School’s Community School of Performing Arts also welcomes LA Phil bassoonist Evan Kuhlmann, who joins Richard Beene on the bassoon faculty. Beene will continue his tenure on bassoon faculty in the School’s Music Academy and Conservatory of Music as well.
Dunn will conduct Colburn’s Community School Winter Choral Concert on Dec. 10 at Zipper Hall, which will include an open sing segment in which the audience can join the Colburn Concert Choir in a sing-along performance of the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah. The open sing is free and open to singers ages 13 and older.
Dunn will also lead the annual Collaboration Concert of young performers in the school’s orchestra, voice and dance programs on April 2 and the Community School Spring Choral Concert on May 6.
“Colburn’s Community School welcomes students at all levels of ability who wish to enrich their musical journey at any stage of development,” said Susan Cook, dean of Colburn’s Community School of Performing Arts. “It’s often where the spark is lit that leads to lifelong artistic pursuits. Adrian Dunn and Evan Kuhlmann are inspirational educators and artists, and they will both be a guiding presence for our students. We are truly fortunate to welcome them to the Colburn School community.”
“Colburn School’s strong commitment to access and excellence aligns perfectly with my belief that music has the power to change and transform our lived experiences,” Dunn said. “I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to join the Community School as choral director, and encourage students in their artistic and personal development through a learning experience filled with joy and courage.”
“I am honored to join the bassoon faculty at Colburn’s Community of School of Performing Arts, and be a part of the school’s tradition of excellence, preparing the next generation of musicians for the future by encouraging self-expression and artistry through music.” Kuhlmann added.
For information, visit colburnschool.edu.
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