USC Thornton strings department adjunct professor Margaret Batjer spoke with The Violin Channel on Dec. 22 about the Colburn School’s Music Academy pre-college program, offered to students ages 14-18. Batjer is a violin faculty member at the Colburn Music Academy and director of the Academy Virtuosi chamber orchestra.
“In today’s world, being a well-rounded musician is imperative. They not only need to be wonderful young artists and instrumentalists but also be able to communicate from the stage and contribute to the community in a meaningful way through the lens of music,” Batjer said about the Music Academy’s courses. “Colburn has a vibrant community outreach program as well as providing students with ‘in-home: concerts’ through generous patrons and board members.”