The Community School of Performing Arts empowers students to reach their musical goals, whether that be pursuing a professional music career or finding enjoyment in music. Applied lessons in piano, strings, winds, brass, percussion, and voice provide students with personalized instruction with our renowned teachers.
To begin the process for individual lessons, please submit an inquiry form.
At Colburn’s Community School of Performing Arts, ensembles are a major element of students’ musical training. There are over 36 ensembles, including offerings for band, chamber, jazz, orchestra, choral, and more.
Auditions are required for all ensembles.
The Community School also provides several group classes to explore, including group instrumental classes, drama, music theory, and Dalcroze Eurythmics. Dalcroze philosophy relies on solfege, eurhythmics, and improvisation. For students interested in music theory and Dalcroze, an assessment must be completed before enrolling in a class.
This offering is now available to all students!
The College Prep for Musicians™ online self-study course has everything you need to know about applying to college.
Led by course creators Annie Bosler, DMA, Don Greene, PhD, and Kathleen Tesar, EdD, this six-module course is a must for high school students who want to pursue music studies in college. The information delivered in the 17 lectures covers organizational tools, preparation assessment, career options, and more. Students and parents can all benefit from this comprehensive approach to demystifying the process.
Useful aids such as repertoire spreadsheets, an audition matrix, PDF guides, and other tools, are included. Each of the three course creators brings a different perspective and background to the subject, from top conservatory admissions experience, to years of teaching and professional performing, to Olympic coaching and audition preparation.
Current Colburn students: $50
Non-Colburn students: $100
(Original price: $297)
The below lectures will take place live on Zoom.
Sunday, October 18, 2020
How Covid-19 Affects Narrowing Down Your List with Annie Bosler, DMA
Sunday, November 1, 2020
Preparing Your Repertoire with Annie Bosler, DMA
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Improving Your Test Taking Without Studying with Don Greene, PhD
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Getting Out the Audition Jitters with Don Greene, PhD
Sunday, March 14, 2021
Negotiating and Choosing Your School with Annie Bosler, DMA
For those seeking engaging camps after the school year ends, the Community School offers programming to provide high-quality arts training. Summer programming engages students ages eight through adult, with programs for brass, jazz, piano, vocal, string, and percussion students.
For information on advanced instruction for pre-college classical music instrumentalists, visit the Music Academy section.