Cosima Luther (Mason) is a Teaching Artist at the Luther Strings Academy.
Lovingly referred to as "Cosima" (pronounced Cozy-Ma) or "Cos", you can most often find her teaching in one of the 3 practice rooms of Luther Strings... or catching up/planning events in the office with her brother Christopher Luther!
Just like her name, Cosima is the coziest teacher you can find at Luther Strings. She is exceptional with people of all ages, and has a special magic touch with small children especially. If you have a little one who is looking to start lessons, or if you are an adult who is nervous about starting lessons, Cosima is your go-to; she can make anyone feel at home!
Currently, Cosima is expecting her firstborn in August of 2022. Starting around June, Cosima will take a temporary leave to prepare for baby Mason's arrival! Congratulations to Cosima and David Mason - sending lots of love, support and joy from the Luther Strings Family!
Cosima Luther, originally from Denver, is an active conductor, violinist, violist and educator whose career has brought her to Los Angeles and abroad, including Germany, Spain, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, England, Scotland, Wales, South Korea, Italy, France, Austria, and China. Cosima has shared the stage with notable artists such as Stevie Wonder, Janet Jackson, Carrie Underwood, Natalie Cole, Quincy Jones, and Christina Aguilera.
In addition to her role as Assistant Conductor for the Denver Philharmonic, Cosima is Assistant Conductor of the University of Denver's Lamont Symphony Orchestra. Cosima also recently finished serving six years as the Conductor of Gustavo Dudamel’s Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (YOLA), which included preparing the students for playing under Dudamel’s baton. Cosima was also a lead Teaching Artist at YOLA for eleven consecutive years. She accompanied her YOLA students to the Super Bowl 50, where her students performed during the Halftime Show with artists Coldplay, Bruno Mars, and Beyoncé.
Cosima’s conducting career took off immediately after graduating from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music in 2008. She was appointed Tour Conductor of the Irvine Young Concert Artists Orchestra and embarked on a South Korea & China tour for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She has rigorously pursued her conducting career, receiving the highest recommendation from her teacher Larry Livingston at USC, as well as teachers Harold Farberman and Leon Botstein since attending the Bard College Conductors Institute for three summers (2010, 2011, 2013) as a Fellow Conductor.
Cosima has had numerous guest appearances, including guest conductor of the Western States Honor Orchestra Festival of Colorado at the University of Northern Colorado (2014) and guest conductor of the AA Orchestra Festival in Billings, Montana (2019). Cosima’s previous positions include Music Director, South Bay Youth Orchestra (2008–2012), and assistant conductor, Los Angeles Youth Orchestra (2008–2009). Cosima was scheduled to have her conducting debut at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in April 2020, although the show was unfortunately cancelled by the pandemic.
As a pedagogue, Cosima serves as an Adjunct Professor of Violin at Pepperdine University, located in Heidelberg, Germany. Cosima, along with her father and brother, also co-founded and co-directs the Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp in Colorado - a summer music festival with attendees from around the globe.