Musical Encounter

For more than 40 years, the Musical Encounter program has introduced music and dance to young students from our partner schools. Each year, more than 5,000 children are treated to performances by Colburn School students which are facilitated by our master teaching artists.

Musical Encounter Interactive

Each February, we invite fourth grade students from our partner schools to attend a special performance in Zipper Hall called Musical Encounter Interactive. These shows are collaboratively written and produced by Conservatory students who work with a professional script writer, actor, and drama coach to create an interactive theatrical musical performance for fourth grade students. The Saturday morning performance is also open to the public.

Musical Encounter is generously supported by the Max H. Gluck Foundation and the California Arts Council. 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.