Karin Burns

Karin Burns

director of finance & administration

Karin Burns happily returns to the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the company where she began her career in the arts.

After graduating from Pomona College with a BA in Government where she also played the cello, choreographed, danced and served as orchestra manager of the Pomona College Symphony Orchestra, she soon found her way into arts administration. She has served as controller at LA Opera, director of finance and administration at Tulsa Opera, director of finance at the Pasadena Playhouse and director of finance at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle.

Through her 25 years in the arts world, Karin has proudly brought and kept financial stability in different kinds of arts organizations. Karin posses an eclectic taste in music and an adventurous spirit; you are likely to find her at a Wagner performance, as well as a Pearl Jam concert. Los Angeles is her hometown, though she maintains close ties with Seattle where she earned a Certificate in Accounting at the University of Washington.

highlights:
S E S S I O N spiva

Produced in collaboration with Four Larks, SESSION featured the world premiere of The Body Overcome by Derrick Spiva Jr, hindustani vocalist Saili Oak, a US premiere by composer Juan Pablo Contreras and works by Conor Brown, Salina Fisher and Reena Esmail.

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Sound Investment

Have you ever listened to a favorite symphony and wondered what shaped the composer’s ideas? How the orchestra players reacted upon first reading the new score? How the composer felt as musicians finally gave sonic life to notes on paper?

You can get answers when you commission a new work of music through Sound Investment.

LA Orchestra Fellowship

The LA Orchestra Fellowship is a two-year orchestra intensive for musicians on violin, viola, and cello.

Fellows are mentored in chamber and orchestral performance and gain invaluable experience while training and playing alongside Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra musicians, faculty at USC Thornton and mentor members of the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles.