Supporting Artists – people who are playing at conference

  • Pianists – Hsing-I, Vivian Fan, and YiJu Lai

    Big Phat Band

There is a legendary tradition of horn ensembles in Los Angles starting with the creation of The Los Angeles Horn Club in 1950 made up of almost forty horn players from the Hollywood Studios and Los Angeles Philharmonic. Since Dennis Brain’s records were selling so well at the time, The Los Angeles Horn Club was approached about recording an album to see if that would sell even more records. Two albums were recorded: one in 1958 and one in 1970. 

- Practice Rooms: School is equipped with 45+ practice rooms. Participants can access practice rooms using their badges. Practice rooms will be unassigned - please respect your fellow Festival participants and share rooms with grace. Any student found in violation of the Practice Room Policy may have his or her practice room access privileges revoked immediately. 

In order to encourage a sense of community, meal plans are given to all Featured Artists and Advisory Council Members. Each person will receive $50 per day on his or her Colburn Cafe card. IHS participants have the option to purchase individual meals using cash or credit card or enroll in a meal plan for the week ($200) that consists of a declining balance.

Delivery to Colburn

Dominos ($$) 545 S. Olive St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 623-2424 

Pizza Hut ($$) 1562 W. Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA (213) 388-6111 

Pitfire Pizza ($$) 108 W. 2nd St. Los Angeles, CA (213) 808-1200 

It’s Thai Hometaurant ($$) 1311 N. Glendale Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026 (213) 484-9383 

TG Express Thai ($$) 1906 W. 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 483-8033 

Angels Flight (Incline Railway Car) to Grand Central Market 

Zipper Hall (seats 432; 7,741 sq. ft.)
Thayer Hall (seats 189; 3,600 sq. ft.)
Mayman Hall (seats 75; 1,538 sq. ft.)
Grand Rehearsal Hall (658 sq. ft.)
Olive Rehearsal Hall (5,700 sq. ft.)
Olive Orchestra Lounge (840 sq. ft. 354’x24’) w/ sink
Olive 229 Classroom (576sq. ft. -18’x32’)
Olive 230 Classroom (449 sq. ft. – 17’x27’)
Olive 270 Classroom (540 sq. ft. – 20’x27’)
Olive 272 Classroom (510 sq. ft. – 17’x30’)
Grand 238 Classroom (420 sq. ft. – 28’x15’)
Grand 240 Classroom (420 sq. ft. – 28’x15’)
Grand 242 Classroom (392 sq. ft. – 28’x14’)
Grand 244 Classroom (392 sq. ft. – 28’x14’)
Olive 443 Chamber Room (304 sq. ft. – 16’x19’)
Grand 307 - Dance Studio A (1300 sq. ft. – 25’x52’)
Grand 320 - Dance Studio B (1125 sq. ft. – 25’x45’)
Practice Rooms (approx. 45)
125 Residence Hall Beds (2, 3, and 4 person suites, XL twin individual bedrooms)
Parking Spaces (25-50 but there are nearby garages that are pay by day – See attached “Parking”)

The Colburn School

The Colburn School is a world-class performing arts school where a renowned faculty provides instruction in music, dance and drama to dedicated students of all ages.

Since 1950, the school has equipped students with the skills, support and opportunity needed to achieve their highest, artistic goals. The school's state of-the-art campus is located in the 'heart-of-art' of downtown Los Angeles, neighboring Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Music Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and the planned Broad Museum.

Colburn has five divisions designed to reach students at every level of their development: Their community school (School of Performing Arts), pre-college music and dance division (The Academy), a degree granting music conservatory (Conservatory of Music), a dance school (Trudl Zipper Dance Institute), and an adult education division (Adult Studies) are all exemplary in their fields of instruction. 

Performance Spaces include: Zipper Hall, Thayer Hall, Mayman Hall, Grand Rehearsal Hall, and Olive Rehearsal Hall. 

The Colburn School is the main venue of the 2015 International Horn Symposium. Almost all events will be taking place at or near Colburn. Colburn is easily accessible via public transportation (METRO and DASH). 

Colburn Parking 

Colburn will have a limited number of Parking Passes ($50/week OR $17/day) that may be purchased. There are also many garages (Cal Plaza, Broad, Disney Hall, and Joe’s Garage) near Colburn that have daily and hourly rates. The price per day can range from $8 to $40. (See attached parking location breakdown.)

Physical Address: Colburn School, 200 South Grand Avenue, LA, CA 90012

Hollywood Bowl

With 18,000 seats, the Hollywood Bowl is the largest natural amphitheater in the United States. Opened in 1922, the Bowl hosts hundreds of people who picnic in and around the grounds before shows. In the summer, it is home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic (the Phil plays in the Walt Disney Concert Hall the rest of the year) and a slate of touring music acts. There's a lineup of jazz and classical music, as well as more youthful concerts. Two concerts collaborations with the Los Angeles Philharmonic have been planned at the Bowl for the 2015 IHS: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 and Thursday, August 6, 2015. A mass horn ensemble, featured artists, and “horn-heavy” symphonic works will be performed. 

Participants will need to buy their two tickets (Aug. 4 and Aug. 6) separate of symposium registration. Participants may take the METRO subway (1 block from Colburn) to Hollywood. It is a 10 minute walk from the Hollywood METRO subway stop to the Hollywood Bowl. Participants may also drive or take a cab.  

Grand Performances




1. brings artists and audiences together by thoughtfully curating an array of music, dance, film, and spoken word featuring great artists from around the globe and our very own streets of L.A.

2. connects Angelenos to art and artists, artists to audiences, audiences to each other

3. gives Angelenos a unique experience, from bombastic and grand to intimate and thought-provoking


Grand Performances presents free performing arts that reflect the best of global culture and inspire community among the diverse peoples of Los Angeles. 

Located amid major high-rise buildings, the California Plaza "Watercourt" is a series of outdoor performance stages and seating areas woven into an urban garden in downtown Los Angeles.  Many types of daytime and evening public performances are given here, and seating and stage areas can be converted into water pools and features between events. Seats up to 5,000 people.

Three evening events will be held at the California Watercourt.

California plaza is located on the same big block as The Colburn School. It will take less than 3 minutes to walk from Colburn to the California Watercourt.

Grand Park

A city’s urban heart is an expression of its people, its diversity, its interests, and its passions. The new Grand Park, with its majestic views extending from the Music Center to City Hall,  provides Angelenos of all walks of life a place where they can come together to celebrate, reflect, and shape the future, in one central gathering place. Throughout Grand Park, open spaces are available not only for casual sitting and leisurely strolling, but also for civic gatherings. Grand Park has four distinct areas featuring amenities ranging from a restored historic Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain with a new wade-able membrane pool, a small intimate performance lawn, a community terrace planted with drought tolerant specimen plants representing the diverse cultural make-up of Los Angeles itself, and a grand event lawn. The new Grand Park allows for a strong visual and physical connection from Grand Avenue via a series of stairs, accessible ramps and sloped walks as well as a new elevator to invite more pedestrians into a vibrant garden environment, a place to come together in a welcoming and distinctly urban oasis.

Getting Here

Grand Park is located in Downtown Los Angeles. Grand Park stretches from The Music Center on the west to City Hall on the east between First and Temple streets. With close proximity to major freeways and major public transportation hubs, Grand Park is an easy and fun destination for all!

Parking for Grand Park is available in Lot 10 on N Broadway between First Street and Temple Street. The Lot 10 parking rate is $3.50 per 15 minutes, or $20.00 maximum per day, and $10.00 per day for weekends, evenings and special events.


IHS LA Featured Artists will teach open masterclasses where participants may perform. There is a least one masterclass taking place daily.

Interested in Performing?

If you are interested in performing in a masterclass, please complete the Masterclass Participation Form and upload a wav/mp3 file. Forms and repertoire will be available starting December 1, 2014 and will close on March 1, 2015. Chosen participants will be notified by April 1, 2015.

Supporting Artists – people who are playing at conference

Contributing Artists

An IHS LA Contributing Artist is any one person or group that wishes to perform a solo recital, ensemble concert, or lecture. This includes University Ensembles as well??

Interested in Becoming an IHS LA Contributing Artist?

Contributing Artist Proposals Due: December 15, 2014

Notification of Chosen Contributing Artists: February 1, 2014.

Ensembles and joint-lecturers should designate one person as a point of contact for their Contributing Artist Proposal.

The IHS LA 2015 theme is “Then and Now” exploring the history, pedagogy, culture, development, craftsmanship, and legendary players of the horn across time. Please craft your proposals to align with this theme if possible. However, proposals outside of this theme will also be accepted.

Participating Ensembles

Want to do a lot of playing at IHS LA? We have just the thing for you!

There are daily rooms dedicated to just horn ensemble playing. Sign-up sheets will be available at registration each morning. Choose from morning and/or afternoon coached sessions. Rooms will be dedicated to different grades of repertoire. Coaches include players from the Hollywood Studios, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, and other great orchestras. 

Downtown Hotels (in alphabetical order)
NOTE: The Colburn School is located at 200 South Grand Avenue, which runs north and south. The School is at 2nd Street; numbered streets run east and west. The area around the School is known as “Bunker Hill,” and it includes the financial district of downtown Los Angeles (lots of banks, law offices and accounting firms). Approximate locations of these hotels in relation to the School are noted below.

Hilton Checkers (located at 5th and Grand, just 3 blocks and a long uphill climb from the School)
535 South Grand Avenue

Kawada Hotel (located one block from the School; lower budget) 200 South Hill Street

Marriott (located 2 blocks west and one block south of the School) 333 South Figueroa

Millenium Biltmore (located across from Hilton Checkers, with entrances on both Grand and Olive Streets)
506 South Grand Avenue

Miyako Hotel (located in Little Tokyo, a short cab ride from the School) 328 East 1st Street

Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens (located in Little Tokyo, a short cab ride from the School) 120 South Los Angeles Street

Omni Hotel (located in the middle of California Plaza—the Colburn School is on the north end of the same plaza; the Omni may offer a Colburn rate, depending on availability)
251 South Olive Street

The Standard (located 1 block west and 3 1⁄2 blocks south of the School) 550 South Flower

Wilshire Grand (located several blocks west and south of the School, a short cab ride or a long walk)
930 Wilshire Blvd

Westin Bonaventure (located 2 blocks west and 2 blocks south of the School) 404 South Figueroa Street


IHS LA 2015 T-shirt 

Each IHS LA participant is given an IHS LA 2015 T-shirt that will be worn at certain points during the week including a specific concert/group photo. Company or group names will be listed in alphabetical order on the back of the T-shirt (maximum of 25 characters including spaces).

  • Company or Group Name on Back of T-shirt ($200)

Name of Company or Group (Exact Spelling and Spacing):

Company or Group Name only will be listed on back of IHS LA 2015 T-shirts. No logos or websites will be listed. If choosing this option only, you do not need to upload any attachments. (Maximum characters is 25 including spaces.)