We’re quite proud of our state-of-the-art, modern campus located at Olive and Grand Avenues in downtown Los Angeles. The interconnected buildings house more than 421,840 square feet of performance halls, rehearsal areas, practice rooms, and studios, as well as administrative offices and a residence hall.
The Grand Building
Built in 1998, the Grand Building holds Zipper Hall, named in honor of Herbert Zipper. The 430-seat auditorium features a 101,864 square-foot stage and is the primary performance space for students and visiting artists and ensembles. The Mayman Recital Hall is a smaller performance space with a stage of approximately 800 square feet and audience seating for 80. We’re also pleased to be the final home of the Lloyd Wright-designed studio of legendary violinist Jascha Heifetz. This historical landmark once sat in Heifetz’s backyard and was saved from demolition and rebuilt on the third floor of the Grand Building. It’s currently utilized as a teaching studio for Robert Lipsett, the Colburn faculty Jascha Heifetz Distinguished Violin Chair.
The Olive Building
Constructed in 2007, the 326,273 square-foot Olive Building has rehearsal, studio, and performance spaces, as well as student housing, offices, and a café. It also holds Thayer Hall, an intimate, nearly 200-seat recital hall that features a 550 square-foot stage, on which numerous recitals and master classes are held throughout the year.
Colburn School Library
Our library holds approximately 24,000 scores and parts, 8,000 audio-visual materials, and thousands of books. We open our doors to the public, so anyone may browse the collection. However, only Colburn School students, faculty, and staff enjoy checkout privileges.
The Colburn Café cooks up breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Friday, brunch on the weekends, and Sunday dinners. It even has a Starbucks for quick coffee breaks.