Colburn Adult Studies

Adult Studies at the Colburn School offers a diverse set of courses that focus on deep exploration of music, the performing arts and Los Angeles culture. Our robust, experiential courses attract passionate, lifelong learners to Colburn's campus, creating an enthusiastic and supportive community for students at any level.

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Areas of Study

Music Performance
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Dust off your instrument or warm up your vocal cords, and experience the joy of making music with performance-based classes for musicians of all abilities and interests. Group instruction and semi-private classes are available.

Music History, Theory and Appreciation
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Learn more about some of your favorite music, from Bach and Beethoven to The Beatles. Our interactive courses bring together listeners and performers to explore the concert experience. Our theory courses, for those interested in the inner workings of music, are taught by top scholars in the field.

Free Adult Workshops
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Come be a part of the Colburn community and enjoy free programming here at our state-of-the-art campus. Survey the Great American Songwriters through lecture-performance or examine the two generations of Recovered Voices composers with James Conlon. There's a little something for everyone.

Dance, Yoga and Pilates
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Enjoy bringing your body into harmonious alignment while increasing strength and flexibility with our courses in dance, yoga and pilates. In addition, we offer a number of classes in ballet and tap, specifically designed for your level of expertise. You only pay for individual sessions, allowing you to drop in whenever your schedule permits.

Private Instruction
Individual instruction from beginning through advanced levels is offered on orchestral instruments, piano, saxophone, guitar, voice, and music theory.

A Message from our Director of Adult Studies

Welcome to the Colburn School Adult Studies Division. We are thrilled to offer a diverse set of courses that focus on deep exploration of the arts and create an identity for adult learners. The program has been set up with the busy Angeleno lifestyle in mind and I'm excited about the initial courses we have to offer. Please take a moment to explore our online course catalog and do not hesitate to contact the Adult Studies office if you have questions.

Thanks and I look forward to seeing you at one of our many courses in the near future.

Nathaniel Zeisler
Director, Adult Studies
Phone 213.621.4745

Adult Studies student with flute
Adult Studies
Adult Studies student with tenor saxophone

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