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Performance Forum

Thursday, November 17, 2022
11:30 am, Thayer Hall

Experience great artistry as students from the Conservatory of Music perform solo and chamber works in this weekly recital series.

 


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Music Academy Young Artist Performance

Saturday, November 19, 2022
5 pm, Thayer Hall

Music Academy students show off their talents in this intimate recital series featuring a delightful mix of repertoire.


Performance Forum

Thursday, December 1, 2022
11:30 am, Thayer Hall

Experience great artistry as students from the Conservatory of Music perform solo and chamber works in this weekly recital series.


Music Academy Young Artist Performance

Saturday, December 3, 2022
5 pm, Thayer Hall

Music Academy students show off their talents in this intimate recital series featuring a delightful mix of repertoire.


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Continuing Education for Adults

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At the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts, we offer a wide range of learning and performance opportunities for students ages 18 and up. Whether you’re looking to join an adult ensemble, take private lessons, or learn about music fundamentals so that you can support your child’s music education, our program is the place for you!

Group Classes

Adult group classes are semester based, running 6 weeks during the summer, and 16 weeks in the fall from August – December or spring from January – May. 

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Kenton Youngstrom 15yr - 99yr 08/23 - 12/13 Tu 06:00 pm - 06:55 pm $504.00

Adult group classes are semester based running 6 weeks in the summer and 16 weeks during the fall from August – December or spring from January – May. 

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Kenton Youngstrom 15yr - 99yr 08/23 - 12/13 Tu 07:00 pm - 07:55 pm $504.00

This year long course will introduce beginning concepts of music theory:  notation, meter, rhythm, scales, modes, and harmony, while exploring various musical styles and periods of music history.  Dalcroze learning exercises will be taught as an innovative approach to understanding musical concepts through spatial exploration and vocal awareness. 

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Michael McLean all ages 08/24 - 05/10 We 07:00 pm - 07:55 pm $1145.00
Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Michael McLean 18yr - 999yr 08/25 - 05/11 Th 11:00 am - 11:55 am $1145.00

Dalcroze methods engage students in interactive dynamic learning experiences that can help them develop analytical listening skills and open them up to their own innate musicality. This series of progressive lessons will enable participants to experience Dalcroze methods directly and show how they may apply these methods in their own teaching. Each session will feature a 70-minute session exploration of Dalcroze Rhythmic Solfege and a twenty-minute Q&A session. Designed specifically for music educators regardless of their prior exposure to Dalcroze methods.

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Mariko Izumi 18yr - 99yr 09/11 - 05/07 Su 01:30 pm - 03:00 pm $200.00

Private Lessons

At the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts, students of all ages and ability levels can receive one-on-one instruction on any instrument, including voice. Our esteemed faculty share their expertise to help students develop their musicianship, technique, and confidence.

All students interested in private lessons must first submit an inquiry using the form below.

Inquiry Form

You will be contacted by the appropriate department chair within seven days of submitting your inquiry. For 2022-23 private instruction pricing, please see page three in the Schedule of Classes.

Adult Ensembles

Adult group classes are semester based and will be held eight times for 60 minutes each per fall and spring semester, and five times in summer. Actual meeting dates to be arranged with Ms. Lundgren. Please contact klundgren@colburnschool.edu for approval to enroll. 

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Karen Lundgren all ages 08/22 - 12/18 Su 00:00 - 00:00 $278.00

Colburn’s Adult Jazz Workshops consist of musicians who are proficient on their instruments and have some experience in jazz studies. We will explore the jazz genre through active listening, discussion, and application of specific elements of jazz performance. All group members are encouraged to contribute to exchange of ideas and apply concepts by recording themselves to share with the class. New students welcome, please contact instructor Liz Kinnon for more information at ekinnon@colburnschool.edu

Musical Theatre

The Community School’s Musical Theatre program is designed for students ages 9-18 who have a passion for singing, dancing, and acting. This program offers a range of classes, from beginner classes which develop the dance skills needed to progress in Musical Theatre training, to intensive programs which prepare High School students who are serious about musical theatre for a career in this competitive art form.  

 Our weekly classes focus on developing good vocal technique, acting skills, and versatility in dance through jazz, modern, and ballet, with the goal of empowering students to connect with and perform stories in their own unique way.   

 Auditions are required for all classes except Youth Musical Theatre Dance. Submit an inquiry to schedule an audition! 

Classes

Designed for young students who are needing dance skills to deepen their Musical Theatre training. The triple-threat art form requires dance as a regular component of the artist’s study. This class uses Jazz dance technique to strength and develop strong alignment and dance skills needed for Musical Theatre. This class meets once weekly for ages 9-13 years.

This class is for High School students who are on the path to a Musical Theatre career. It provides the training that is not available in their school programs to help connect and build skills. A weekly dance class that rotates Jazz, Modern, and Ballet throughout the year gives students the versatility needed for this competitive art form. Voice and choreography are brought to life with acting that connects the song and movement to the story. Auditions are required for new students. 

For students who are NOT enrolling in the full Musical Theatre Program.

A weekly dance class that rotates Jazz, Modern, and Ballet throughout the year gives students the versatility needed for this competitive art form. Auditions are required for new students. 

Ages 14 – 20. Singing and acting techniques often seem to be “at odds” with one another, but are they really? Learn to connect with the text and perform the song in your own unique and affecting way. This class will include basic instruction on vocal technique and focus on learning and performing solo repertoire, as well as, basic acting technique and strategies for combining the two in an understandable way that will help you with current and future auditions and performances. Audition interviews and pre-approval required, please contact mstevens@colburnschool.edu for further information.

2022–23 Season Overview

Explore our Flagship Series

Colburn Orchestra
Colburn Chamber Music Society

Connect with Colburn Students

Trudl Zipper Dance Institute
Community School of Performing Arts
Conservatory of Music
Music Academy

Discover New Artists and Experiences

Master Classes
Amplify
Faculty Recitals
Recovered Voices
Colburn Presents
Next Up
Discovering Debussy
Family Events
Parties with a Purpose

Explore our Flagship Series

Colburn Orchestra

Colburn Conservatory of Music’s flagship ensemble brings stages to life across Southern California 

OCT 1, 2022  ·  Ruth Reinhardt conducts Brahms, Bartok, and Desenclos*
OCT 29, 2022  ·  Courtney Lewis conducts Dvořák, Ligeti, and Elgar
NOV 19, 2022  · Yehuda Gilad conducts Brahms, Shostakovich, and Coleridge-Taylor*
JAN 28, 2023  ·  Simone Menezes conducts Tchaikovsky, Crusell, and Guarnieri
FEB 25, 2023  ·  James Conlon conducts Beethoven and Schubert*
MAR 26, 2023  ·  Lionel Bringuier conducts Rachmaninoff, Berlioz, and Boulanger
APR 23, 2023  ·  Stéphane Denève conducts Ravel, Strauss, Korngold, and Frank 

*Ambassador Auditorium concert

The Colburn Orchestra is generously underwritten by Eva and Marc Stern.

 

Colburn Chamber Music Society

Renowned guest artists are joined on stage by Conservatory of Music students and faculty for a series of intimate performances.

SEP 18, 2022 · David Rejano, Trombone
OCT 16, 2022 · Tessa Lark, Violin
NOV 6, 2022 · Andy Akiho, Percussion
DEC 4, 2022 · Sang Yoon Kim, Clarinet
FEB 12, 2023 · Marc Coppey, Cello
APR 2, 2023 · Jon Kimura Parker, Piano 

The Colburn Chamber Music Society series is generously supported by the Henry Family.

 

Connect with Colburn Students

Trudl Zipper Dance Institute

The Trudl Zipper Dance Institute is dedicated to developing the talent and ambitions of its students, from beginners in Youth Dance to aspiring professionals in the Dance Academy. Performers of all levels receive sequential training in ballet, tap, and modern genres in a cohesive curriculum that emphasizes the joy of dance through artistic and technical accomplishment.

NOV 5, 2022 · See the Music, Hear the Dance
DEC 18, 2022 · Joy! A Winter Dance Celebration
MAR 18, 2023 · Tap Fest
MAR 25, 2023 · Counterpointe
APR 29, 2023 · Student Choreography Workshop
MAY 20, 2023 · Spring TapWorks
MAY 27, 2023 · Spring Dance Festival

 

Community School of Performing Arts

The Community School of Performing Arts is committed to making the highest quality music education available to all. Passionate, dedicated students of all ability levels and ages come to Colburn’s campus each year to play in ensembles and to study instruments, voice, music theory, drama, and more with world-class teachers.

DEC 10, 2022 · Honors Chamber Recital
DEC 11, 2022/MAY 21, 2023 · Honors Recital
MAY 20, 2023 · Year-End Chamber Recitals
NOV 20, 2022/FEB 19, 2023/MAR 5, 2023/APR 30, 2023 · Youth and Chamber Orchestra
DEC 10, 2022/MAY 6, 2023 · Choral Concerts
APR 2, 2023 · Collaboration Concert

 

Conservatory of Music

The Conservatory of Music opened in 2003 with one goal: to train the very highest level of classical instrumental performers for careers in music. Outstanding performance opportunities; unparalleled faculty; and full scholarships covering tuition, room, and board for all students have allowed the Conservatory to produce dynamic young soloists, chamber groups, and orchestra musicians.

THURSDAYS ALL YEAR · Performance Forum
JAN 13, 2023 · Concerto Forum
NOV 6, 2022/APR 6, 2023 · Colburn Contemporary Ensemble
JAN 17, 2023/APR 7, -2023 · Colburn Baroque Ensemble
SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS ALL YEAR · Colburn @ St. Paul

 

Music Academy

The Music Academy brings exceptional pre-college students from around the world to Colburn, where they take their training to the next level. Young musicians ages 14–18 balance performance, musical instruction, and academics in a comprehensive program that allows them to flourish and develop their artistry.

SATURDAYS ALL YEAR · Music Academy Young Artist Performances
DEC 18, 2022/APR 16, 2023 · Academy Virtuosi
APR 29, 2023/APR 30, 2023 · Senior Recitals

 

Discover New Artists and Experiences

Master Classes

An insider’s look at performance preparation, master classes offer a rare glimpse into the artistic, creative, and learning processes.

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Amplify Series

The careers of artists of color are celebrated through on-campus residencies that include masterclasses, performances, panel discussions, podcast recordings, and more.

NOV 12, 2022 · Thomas Mesa, Cello
FEB 8, 2023 · Alonzo King, Dance and Choreography
MAR 19, 2023 · Kris Bowers, Piano and Composition

 

Faculty Recitals

Experience the talent and creativity of Colburn’s distinguished faculty artists as they perform their own curated performances with friends and students.

SEP 25, 2022 · SchubertFest
OCT 15, 2022 · Community School Faculty Showcase
OCT 22, 2022 · Margaret Batjer, Violin, and Fabio Bidini, Piano
NOV 3, 2022 · Tatjana Masurenko, Viola, and Fabio Bidini, Piano
NOV 13, 2022 · Keren Schweitzer, Flute
FEB 5, 2023 · Hui Wu, Piano
MAR 17, 2023 · Teng Li, Viola, and Fabio Bidini, Piano
APR 15, 2023 · John Hallberg, Saxophone
APR 30, 2023 · Michael Zonshine, Trumpet, and Shelly Suminski Mahpar, Trombone

 

Recovered Voices

The Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices is a unique Colburn resource that encourages greater awareness and more frequent performances of music by composers whose careers and lives were disrupted—or worse— during the years of the Nazi regime in Europe.

OCT 12, 2022 · Album Launch: Shapeshifter
JAN 29, 2023 · Shostakovich and Weinberg: A Story of Loss and the Healing Power of Friendship
APR 10, 2023 · Recovered Voices: Colburn Orchestra
APR 11, 2023 · Recovered Voices: Chamber Ensembles
APR 12, 2023 · Recovered Voices: Colburn Orchestra

 

Colburn Presents

Acclaimed guest artists and ensembles are spotlighted in unique performances offering something for all musical tastes.

OCT 28, 2022 · Fortissima in Concert
OCT 30, 2022 · Film Screening: ¡Viva Maestro!
MAR 14, 2023 · West-Eastern Divan Ensemble

 

Next Up

Colburn alumni return to campus to share their unique repertory visions through curated programs that span solo works, chamber pieces, and original arrangements.

MAR 9, 2023 · DuoSkope
APR 27, 2023 · SAKURA Cello Quintet

 

Discovering Debussy

Evocative and ethereal, the music of Claude Debussy conjures stories and landscapes with every phrase. Curated by LA Opera Music Director Maestro James Conlon, this celebration of Debussy examines his solo and chamber compositions in-depth.

Full Series Subscription Available

MAR 1, 2023 · Music and Dance
MAR 3, 2023 · Chamber Works
Mar 8, 2023 · Conversations

 

Family Events

The whole family is invited to experience Colburn, engage with faculty and staff, and get a taste of the performing arts at one of our many free on-campus events.

SATURDAYS · Office Hours: Colburn Community Pop-Up
OCT 22, 2022 · Grand Avenue Arts: All Access

 

Parties with a Purpose

Show-stopping performances and exclusive parties with like-minded individuals who support Colburn’s education and on-stage activities help provide access to the best performing arts training regardless of a student’s ability to pay.

DEC 17, 2022 · Joy! A Winter Dance Celebration: Performance and Party
APR 23, 2023 · Celebrate Colburn Gala
To Be Announced · Space and Sound

 

Onsite Open Class Registration

Thank you for joining us for Colburn’s 2022 Open House. Please fill out the form below. Enjoy your class!

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Open House Donation

Thank you for your donation to the Colburn School. Please fill out the form below.

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Choirs

The Community School is excited to announce that choral ensembles have returned! Students ages 5–18 can develop their musicianship, vocal technique, and ensemble skills in one of our three choirs directed by our new Director of Choral Programs, Adrian Dunn.

Adrian Dunn Voice Faculty
Welcome Choir Director, Adrian Dunn

Adrian Dunn is an accomplished singer, composer and conductor. Mr. Dunn holds a Bachelor and Master of Music degree in Voice from The Music Conservatory at Roosevelt University with additional musical studies in opera at The Sibelius Academy of Music in Finland.

Mr. Dunn is a MacArthur grant recipient for this original work, Hopera: A Hip Hop Opera. He has opened for international Hip Hop Recording Artist, The Roots, at Indiana University, and he served as principle vocal coach for Kanye West’s artist development program, Donda’s House. He was a featured artist and vocal coach for the live DVD recording of the Higher Ground Gospel Choir in Helsinki, Finland. He has toured throughout the United States, South Africa, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Scandinavia.

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Choral Ensembles

Children’s Chorus

This ensemble introduces young singers to choral singing. The group will focus on fundamentals of singing, solfeggio, listening, and basic music theory concepts. The ensemble rehearses weekly and performs on one major concert per semester.

Age Requirement
5–10 years

Duration
Weekly on Saturdays, 12–12:50 pm

Youth Chorus

This ensemble prepares students for the Colburn Concert Choir and is ideal for youth who enjoy singing and exploring music with a supportive group of peers. Students will explore the fundamentals of singing, breathing, sight-reading, and solfeggio, and will rehearse and perform diverse choral repertoire. The ensemble rehearses weekly and performs on one major concert per semester.

Age Requirement
10–13 years

Duration
Weekly on Saturdays, 1–2:30 pm

Colburn Concert Choir

The Colburn Concert Choir is the highest-level choral ensemble offered. Students will be challenged with advanced choral repertoire that spans multiple genres. Additionally, students will develop their sight reading, ear training, and music theory knowledge. The ensemble rehearses weekly and performs on one major concert per semester.

Age Requirement
12–18 years

Duration
Weekly on Saturdays, 3:30–5:30 pm

Audition Information

There is still time to audition for the 2022-23 academic year! Limited merit scholarships are available for new students.

To schedule an audition, please submit an inquiry below.

Inquiry Form 

Audition Requirements 
  • 1 song of any genre 
  • Be prepared for a vocal warm-up 
  • Brief interview 

*We encourage students to audition even if they do not have a song prepared.  

Register

 

Register for 2022-23 Academic Year

The Colburn Community School welcomes students of all ages and ability levels. Learn from renowned faculty at Los Angeles’ premier performing arts school, located in downtown.  

Registration is currently open for Large Ensembles and Private Lessons.

  • Continuing students can register for Spring Early Childhood and Adult Classes beginning December 5
  • Spring registration for all students begins January 3

Students can register online or by email.

2022-23 Schedule of Classes (PDF)

Register Online

Register By Email (PDF)

To register by email, please send the completed PDF form to cspa@colburnschool.edu.

Please see the COVID-19 Protocol page for the latest information on online and in-person instruction. 

Academic Calendar

We recommend that students and parents regularly review our academic calendars for updates. The Colburn School only observes holidays noted on our calendar. We do not follow the Los Angeles Unified School District calendar or that of other districts. 

2022-23 Academic Calendar (PDF)

Private Instruction

At the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts, students of all ages and ability levels can receive one-on-one instruction on any instrument, including voice. Our esteemed faculty share their expertise to help students develop their musicianship, technique, and confidence.

Students enrolled in private lessons also gain access to additional performance opportunities at Colburn, including Friday Night Recitals, the Winter and McAllister Honors Recitals, and master classes with renowned guest artists. Additionally, these students qualify for a 50% tuition discount on any music theory group class – these classes are instrumental in any young musician’s development as it helps them explore and understand the inner workings of their craft.

The Community School accepts new private lesson students at any time throughout the year. All students interested in private lessons must first submit an inquiry using the form below.

Inquiry Form

Approximately 7 days after submitting your inquiry, you will be notified by the appropriate department chair to set up an interview and/or audition in order to determine placement.

For 2022-23 private instruction pricing, please see page 3 in the Schedule of Classes. Need-based scholarships are available for qualifying students.

Ensemble Auditions

The Community School is proud to offer a wide selection of student ensembles, giving students of varying ages and ability levels the opportunity to collaborate with their peers and develop their musicianship.

Auditions for the 2022-23 academic year are open for the following ensembles:

All other ensembles may accept auditions depending on ensemble needs. Please submit an inquiry for more information.

Herbert Zipper Scholars

About the Herbert Zipper Scholars Program

Since its inaugural year of 2013, the Herbert Zipper Scholars program has offered comprehensive, tuition-free music education to the most talented young musicians from low-income families in the Los Angeles area.

The scholarships given to the Zipper Scholars is substantial, and a particularly special component of the program is its “whole student” approach. Each Zipper Scholar has a complete and custom curriculum curated for them so that they are given every tool necessary to excel and realize their talent. In addition to coursework, ensemble participation, and private lessons, their education includes juries, performances, and the camaraderie that comes from meeting other young musicians on the Colburn campus.

In the 2021-2022 school year the Herbert Zipper Scholars program budget was $337,000 and supported 36 students with scholarships ranging from $3,400 – $11,270.

With the entire pathway at Colburn, from Early Childhood to Band, Strings, Harp, and Herbert Zipper Scholars, students from some of the lowest income areas of Los Angeles and the least represented minority communities have access to a Colburn education at every stage of their musical development.

Musical Experience

The Zipper Scholars program is designed to deliver a comprehensive and meaningful education that ensures that each Scholar is prepared for postsecondary education and is ready to thrive as a student artist. Their progress is measured across several metrics: increasing level of difficulty of repertoire; improved confidence and mastery of instrument; deeper musical comprehension through music theory classes; successful audition and placement into applicable ensembles and continued improvement in seating and ensemble placement; sustained high level of inter- est and commitment to musical studies; participation in recitals, competitions, and festivals; and positive feedback from panels in annual juried recitals. In addition, the Zipper Scholars’ academic life is diligently monitored, as a well-rounded education is paramount to a student’s success.

Mentorship

As part of our “whole student” approach, each student benefits from an academic advisor who mentors them throughout their studies at Colburn. Upon graduation, each Scholar will take with them confidence, experience, knowledge, and preparedness to continue their studies in a 4-year college, university, or music conservatory.

Summer with Colburn: Chamber Music Intensive

Spend your summer with Colburn and immerse yourself in your art. Our on-campus intensives and seminars allow participants to enhance their skills with expert instruction from Colburn’s esteemed faculty and an array of renowned guest artists.

The Colburn Summer Chamber Music Intensive provides focused ensemble playing for the serious chamber music student. Students will be grouped into a trio, quartet, or quintet and learn an entire work during their time together. Along with rehearsals, students will participate in stage presence activities, team building, master classes, and other group-building activities. Coaches from the Ed and Mari Edelman Chamber Music Institute will provide instruction, along with other chamber music professionals.

Additional lessons may be available upon request. Program subject to change based on enrollment.

Schedule

July 3–16
10:30 am–4:30pm daily

Age Range

13-18 years old

Audition Requirements

Students who were not in the 2021-22 Ed and Mari Edelman Chamber Music Institute must submit the following:

  • A good quality audition video of two contrasting works showing both technical and lyrical ability
  • A current teacher recommendation
  • An application form

Current Colburn chamber music students do not need to submit the video, but the application form is still required.

Student Requirements

Students can choose to apply for Week 1 (July 3-9), Week 2 (July 11-16), or the whole 2-week program. Students will need to have an upper intermediate level of playing. Prior chamber music experience is recommended, but not required. The program is open to string instruments (violin, viola, cello, and double bass) and piano. Non-Colburn students are welcome and encouraged to apply. Pre-formed groups are welcome to apply and will be kept together. Continuing Colburn Community School students are eligible for an automatic discount.

Tuition and Fees
  • Nonrefundable application fee: $25 (applied towards the registration fees if accepted)
  • Commuter/non-residential fee for 1-week program (Week 1 or Week 2): $1,250
  • Commuter/non-residential fee for 2-week program (both Week 1 and Week 2): $2,000
  • Priority payment deadline: June 10
Applications due on June 1, 2022 for priority admission.

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