Online Summer Camps

This summer, connect with musical peers, work one-on-one with experienced faculty, and interact with renowned guest artists. The Community School of Performing Arts offers camps and intensives for students looking to jumpstart or deepen their artistic abilities. Join students from all over the country for a unique online artistic experience.

Applications for summer camps are now open. All group classes and private lessons will take place online via Zoom, which requires a strong internet connection and computer/tablet.

For full list of summer classes, visit the Enrollment Information page.

Chamber Music Intensive: Focused chamber intensive with experienced coaches and faculty
Jazz Camp: Improve improvisation and musicality with seasoned professionals
Percussion Workshop: Weeklong seminar with esteemed faculty and professional percussionists
Piano Camp Intensive: Immersive five day experience designed for aspiring young pianists

 


 

Chamber Music Intensive

June 21–July 2, 2021
Ages 13–19

Chamber Music Students in the online Chamber Music Intensive will work with trained and experienced Colburn faculty to learn and record one movement from the chamber music repertoire. Students will be grouped by level, age, and experience in small ensembles and will work with both a sectional and ensemble coach. Training in a recording platform will be included, as well as special guest artist opportunities.

Director

Gina Coletti, Community School String Department Chair

Schedule

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
3–5 pm

Tuition

The estimated cost of the tuition will be $600. If accepted to the Chamber Music Intensive, further instructions will be provided on how to enroll. There is a $25 non-refundable application fee that will be applied toward the cost of tuition upon acceptance.

Student Requirements

Students need to have at least 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.

All group classes will take place online via Zoom, which requires a strong internet connection, computer/tablet, and headphones. It is also recommended that the student use an external microphone.

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

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

Video applications due by May 10, 2021

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Jazz Camp

July 19–23, 2021
Grades 8–10

Summer 2021 brings the Colburn Jazz Workshop’s Big Band directors Mr. Lee Secard and Mr. Walt Simonsen to you virtually. This unique summer experience features daily playing and improvisation, jazz theory, practicing/learning strategies, and listening. All group classes will take place online via Zoom, which requires a strong internet connection, computer/tablet, and USB microphone.

Schedule

Monday–Friday, 10 am–1:30 pm

Tuition

The estimated cost of the workshop will be $375. There is a $25 non-refundable application fee that will be applied toward the cost of tuition upon acceptance.

Audition Requirements

For Jazz, the most useful audition video is to submit one where the student is playing along with a recording.

1. Upload the following attached files to your phone or computer:
Bb Rhythm
Blues in Key of F

2. Use a cell phone to record the student playing along with the song. Have your student film from the side, so that both hands and the instrument can be seen on the video. Review the result to ensure both the instrument and the recorded track can be heard clearly, and that the visual image shows the student playing with both hands.

3. The student should improvise according to what they hear, we do not expect perfection, but we do want the students to view this as something fun to do!

4. Once you have recorded your audition video, proceed to the application and click Register Now! You will be taken through a series of questions where you can then upload your video. All video submissions should be saved to either YouTube, Dropbox, or Google Drive, where you can provide us with a link to view the video.

Application and video audition due by June 15, 2021

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Colburn Summer Percussion Workshop

June 14–18, 2021 (middle and high school)
June 21–25, 2021 (ages 9–11)

The Colburn Summer Percussion Workshop at the Community School of Performing Arts returns this summer, bringing student percussionists from all over the country together for an exceptional online experience.

Led by Colburn percussion faculty Kenneth McGrath, three levels of pre-college students will focus on a wide range of percussion topics. The classes, master classes, discussions, and performances will provide students with an unparalleled set of tools and knowledge to continue their musical growth.

The 2020 Percussion Workshop welcomed students from all parts of California and the United States and helped several participants successfully audition into the 2021 California All-State Honor Ensembles, youth orchestras, and colleges. Whatever goals or interests a student may have, the 2021 Colburn Summer Percussion Workshop will provide a fun and creative week of music for all participants!

Summer Percussion Workshop: Ages 9–11
June 21–25, 2021

Young percussionists will participate in classes covering snare drum, mallet percussion, introduction to auxiliary/world percussion, developing good practice techniques, introduction to percussion chamber music, and how to improve performances. 

Guest Artists

Cory Hills: percussionist/composer, Percussive Storytelling
Pete Korpela: LA based studio and touring percussionist

Schedule

11 am–12:30 pm PST

Tuition

$350 with a $25 application fee

Student Requirements

Students are required to have at least one year of private instruction and/or ensemble experience. 

Additional Requirements
  • Strong, reliable internet service
  • Laptop computer, although pads and phones will work as well
  • A quiet environment for participation
  • Your basic instrument set up at home which can include drum pad, sticks/mallets, snare drum, mallet instrument, drum set, etc.
Applications due by June 1, 2021

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Summer Percussion Workshop: Middle School
June 14–18, 2021

Middle school students will participate in classes and workshops covering snare drum, mallet percussion, timpani, auxiliary instruments, performance techniques, audition preparation and much more. A daily master class involving all middle and high school students offers a unique opportunity to work closely with world class musicians.

Guest Artists

Christina Cheon: marimba artist, Executive Director–Southern California Marimba
Gregory Cohen: Principal Percussion–San Diego Symphony
Pete Korpela: LA based studio and touring percussionist
Mike Packer: drum set artist/educator
Derrick Spiva Jr.: LA based composer/multi-cultural musician, Artistic Advisor–Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

Schedule

11 am–12:30 pm PST with Percussion Workshop Director Ken McGrath
1–2 pm PST Master Class for both Middle and High School Students

Tuition

$350 with a $25 application fee

Student Requirements

Workshop participants are encouraged to have at least three years of private lessons and/or ensemble experience.  

Additional Requirements
  • Strong, reliable internet service
  • Laptop computer, although pads and phones will work as well
  • A quiet environment for participation
  • Your basic instrument set up at home which can include drum pad, sticks/mallets, snare drum, mallet instrument, drum set, etc.
  • An electronic metronome that is separate from the device you are using for Zoom
  • Music stand
  • Pencil and notebook paper, preferably music staff paper
Applications due by June 1, 2021

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Summer Percussion Workshop: High School
June 14–18, 2021

High school percussionists (including graduated seniors) will participate in classes covering snare drum, mallet percussion, timpani, auxiliary instruments, peak performance techniques, audition preparation and much more. A daily master class involving all middle and high school students offers a unique opportunity to work closely with world class musicians.

Guest Artists

Christina Cheon: marimba artist, Executive Director–Southern California Marimba
Gregory Cohen: Principal Percussion–San Diego Symphony
Pete Korpela: LA based studio and touring percussionist
Mike Packer: drum set artist/educator
Derrick Spiva Jr.: LA based composer/multi-cultural musician, Artistic Advisor–Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

Schedule

1–2 pm PST Master Class for both Middle and High School Students
2:30–4 pm PST with Percussion Workshop Director Ken McGrath

Tuition

$350 with a $25 application fee

Student Requirements

Workshop participants are encouraged to have at least three years of private lessons and/or ensemble experience.  

Additional Requirements
  • Strong, reliable internet service
  • Laptop computer, although pads and phones will work as well
  • A quiet environment for participation
  • Your basic instrument set up at home which can include drum pad, sticks/mallets, snare drum, mallet instrument, drum set, etc.
  • An electronic metronome that is separate from the device you are using for Zoom
  • Music stand
  • Pencil and notebook paper, preferably music staff paper
Applications due by June 1, 2021

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Piano Camp Intensive

June 28–July 2, 2021
Ages 9–13 (younger students may be considered if playing level is at an appropriate and polished level)

Develop your piano playing skills, engage with experienced Colburn piano faculty, and connect with fellow piano students through classes and performances!

The Piano Camp Intensive begins each day with a movement class and ends with a group theory and/or piano literature seminar. Each student will receive daily semi-private piano lessons with esteemed Colburn faculty to work toward a recital performance at the end of the intensive.

Schedule

9 am–12:30 pm PST
Recital on Friday, July 2 at 2 pm PST

Co-Directors

Community School piano faculty Carmina Glicklich and Micah Yui

Application Requirements

Applicants must fill out the application completely, including a link to an audition video. For the audition video, students are required to record and upload two contrasting pieces, memorized.

For repertoire, intermediate to advanced level pieces are required. (example of acceptable pieces: from Bach’s Anna Magdalena, Clementi Sonatinas). Unacceptable repertoire includes pop music, arrangements of classical pieces or pieces from method books.

Entrance Requirements

Classes will take place on Zoom. A laptop, external microphone, and reliable wi-fi is required.

If accepted into the Piano Camp Intensive, students must prepare and memorize two pieces ready for performance at the start of the intensive on June 28. These pieces do not have to be the same as the audition pieces. All participants will play daily in lessons and workshops.

Upon acceptance, you will receive instructions on how to enroll, there is a $25 non-refundable application fee that will be applied toward the cost of tuition. The estimated cost of the camp will be $750.

Applications due by May 15

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