The Community School of Performing Arts offers jazz and classical lessons with our renowned faculty for double bass starting at age seven.
To begin the process for individual lessons, please submit an inquiry form.
For students seeking performance experience, the Community School offers a variety of ensembles to build performance technique, collaboration, and a sense of community with other players.
Colburn Chamber Orchestra is a small ensemble for advanced strings conducted by Maxim Eshkenazy. The orchestra regularly appears on LACMA’s Sundays Live broadcast on KUSC 91.5 FM. This ensemble accepts students 13–18 years old.
It is unlikely the school will be offering orchestras during 2020–21 academic year.
Colburn Sinfonietta is a mid-sized ensemble of the Community School. This ensemble combines winds and strings to play works by composers, such as Beethoven and Haydn. The Colburn Sinfonietta is conducted by Maxim Eshkenazy and accepts students 13-18 years old.
Colburn Youth Orchestra is the largest advanced ensemble of the Community School. This is a full symphonic orchestra with strings, winds, brass, and percussion. The Colburn Youth Orchestra is conducted by Maxim Eshkenazy. This ensemble accepts students 13-18 years old.
Double Bass Workshop is an enrichment class that is highly recommended for all bass players registering for private study. Interested students should submit an inquiry form.
The Ed and Mari Edelman Chamber Music Institute offers one of the most comprehensive and intense pre-college level chamber music learning experiences of any music school in North America. Students are coached weekly by members of Colburn’s acclaimed faculty.
The Community School has several instrumental ensembles, including small combos and a Big Band each devoted to the performance of jazz repertoire and the development of musical concepts, improvisations, and compositions.