Starting at age nine, Colburn offers jazz and classical individual lessons for trumpet with our renowned faculty.
To begin the process for trumpet 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.
Made up of three ensembles of sequential skill level, the band program accommodates players from beginning to advanced. The program uses engaging repertoire to focus on music reading and ensemble skills.
The Community School will not be offering bands for the 2020–21 academic year.
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.
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.
This ensemble consists of musicians who are proficient on their instruments and experienced in jazz studies. Various styles of jazz repertoire are explored and learned aurally along with some discussion of jazz theory and approaches to improvisation. All instruments (including strings) are welcome.
Audition required for new students. Please submit an inquiry form to set up your audition.
The Colburn Jazz Workshop’s Big Band instructors, Lee Secard and Walter Simonsen, give students a unique summer experience featuring daily playing and improvisation; jazz theory and ear training; practicing and learning strategies; and more.