Our mission is to encourage the love of music and the arts in any student who discovers they have an innate interest for these creative subjects. The Jumpstart program creates scholarship-based opportunities for low-income students who exhibit a passion and commitment to learning music.

The program is designed for first through eighth-grade students. Its curriculum focuses on providing a foundation of musicianship skills along with building students’ performing experience and confidence. Participants attend small group lessons and ensemble instruction five days a week.

Graduates of the Jumpstart program who reach an intermediate or advanced level of musicianship are encouraged to continue their scholarship-supported performing arts education in the Community School of Performing Arts.

Jumpstart is generously supported by the Max H. Gluck Foundation and the Colburn Foundation. It receives additional support from the California Arts Council, Lucy Farber and Jim Bright, Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, The Music Man Foundation, the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation and Wells Fargo. The Colburn School’s Center for Innovation and Community Impact is supported by Capital Group, Candice and Paul Lee, the John and Beverly Stauffer Foundation.