2022 Spring Semester Update

Given the very high rate of COVID infections in the Los Angeles area due to the Omicron variant, Colburn will be taking some important additional precautions in order to protect our community.

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Community School of Performing Arts

Beginning the week of January 3, students and faculty will have the option to switch to online instruction. Faculty and students/families should be in direct contact with each other if they wish to shift to online instruction for the near term, based on local conditions.

Please see details below for specific areas of study.

Program Updates

Individual Lessons: Students and faculty have the option to switch to online instruction. Your instructor will be in touch with you directly to coordinate lessons.

Bass Ensemble: Classes will resume in person on January 23rd.

Big Band and Jazz Workshops: Sessions are continuing outside.

Cello Ensemble: The ensemble will continue online beginning January 9th.

Chamber Ensembles: Strings and piano students will resume in person following the Martin Luther King holiday (unless notified by your chamber coach). Winds and brass will resume outside as scheduled by their chamber coach.

Colburn Chamber Orchestra and Colburn Youth Orchestra: Rehearsals will resume in person on Sunday, January 16th outside.

Concert Band and Wind Ensemble: Rehearsals will resume in person on January 22nd outside.

Dalcroze for Suzuki: Classes will resume on January 19th online.

Dalcroze Classes on Saturday: Classes will resume in person on January 22nd.

Drama Classes: Drama classes will resume on Saturday, January 22nd in person.

Group Guitar and Piano: Classes will resume online on January 8th.

Percussion Workshops: Classes will resume January 8th online.

String Ensemble and String Orchestra: Rehearsals will resume in person on January 19th.

Suzuki Group Classes (violin, cello, guitar, and Violin Sight Reading and Musicianship): Classes will resume the week of January 10th online.

Requirements for In-Person Instruction

  • Students who wish to continue with in-person instruction MUST use Colburn’s testing program and receive a negative test result prior to entering the teaching space—whether that be indoors or outdoors. Please be sure to arrive on campus with enough time to complete a test and receive your results. At a minimum, students should take a test administered at Colburn once a week. Should a student wish to test more than once a week at Colburn, that is possible.
  • Ensembles with wind and brass will remain outside at the current time, and testing of these students is still required.
  • Any student or faculty member displaying symptoms of COVID should not come to campus. All existing protocols remain in place; visitors to campus must wear masks, observe social distancing, and wash their hands frequently.
  • It’s uncertain if additional testing times will be able to be implemented. If additional testing times are available, you will be notified.
  • If lesson instruction or classes occur at a time when on-site testing is not available, students may come to campus if free of COVID symptoms and may test after their lesson or class.
  • Parents who wish to accompany their students to their lesson(s) or classes must be vaccinated and must be boosted within two weeks of eligibility for a booster shot.
  • Students who have recently contracted COVID must provide a negative test prior to their first day of in person instruction to cspa@colburnschool.edu.

Trudl Zipper Dance Institute

The spring semester will begin Monday, January 10. In the coming days, we will keep you updated about next steps beyond January 10th.