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Spotlight Story

Senior Speaker Ethan Moffitt Found Life Lessons and a “Second Home” at Colburn

In his 11 years at the Community School, he’s studied violin, viola, double bass, jazz bass, classical composition, and jazz composition. He’s participated in the school’s top ensembles, including the Colburn Youth Orchestra, Big Band, Monday Night Band, Honors String Quartet, and the Conservatory’s Colburn Orchestra.

Commencement Speakers Reflect on Community and Opportunity at Colburn

“I remember when I auditioned here and when I got here, there was such a big focus on the community part of the school. You feel like you’re a part of something—it’s not just a school, in a way.”

Musicians Take on the Challenge of Performing Mahler’s “Titan”

On April 22, the Colburn Orchestra will bring the gargantuan work to Walt Disney Concert Hall for the annual Celebrate Colburn concert with Mahler-aficionado Michael Tilson Thomas. For these students, the bucket-list performance brings exhilaration, anticipation, and a few nerves.

Frank Gehry to Design Campus Expansion

The Colburn School will be expanding beyond its current campus between Grand Avenue and Olive Street. Frank Gehry will design the new facilities, along Second Street between Olive and Hill Streets.

Joey and Jordan Reflect on Grammy Camp Experience

Over a thousand students applied, but only 18 were selected. Colburn Jazz Workshop students Joey Curreri and Jordan Reifkind were among them.

Students Exercise Stage Skills and Battle Nerves at Weekly Performance Forum

Every Thursday at 11:30, students selected by their professors step onto the Thayer Hall in their gowns and suits stage to perform stage-ready pieces for their colleagues, teachers, and other members of the Colburn Community.


Your 360° Tour of Colburn (view on Chrome)


Performance Forum, Réminiscences de Don Juan (1841)


The Celebrate Colburn 2018 Annual Gala


Community School Senior Speaker Ethan Moffitt


Summer Encounter Campers Speak Their Truths


The Colburn School is Expanding


Colburn at Villa Gardens

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