Summer Camps

The Community School of Performing Arts offers a wide range of summer programs to students of all experience levels. Please check back in 2020 for information on next summer’s camp offerings.

July 8–13, 2019


Middle school and high school-aged students
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, repertoire, and rehearsals. The week culminates in a performance on July 13.

Monday–Friday, 10 am–2:30 pm
Concert on Saturday, July 13, time to be announced

July 8–19, 2019

$1,200 plus $50 materials fee

Current Colburn students receive a $200 discount

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Ages 9–13
The mission of the camp is to provide serious young pianists between the ages of 9 and 13 with a diverse and comprehensive immersion in the arts in a nurturing and social environment. The camp seeks to help students perform in a collaborative environment and promote high standards of performance so each student’s musical potential can be achieved.

Activities will include private lessons taught by Colburn faculty, daily practice, master classes, choir, and drama. Past field trips have included trips to the museum and meet and greet at the Hollywood Bowl with Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Gustavo Dudamel.

Student Requirements
Students should be playing repertoire in the upper intermediate to advanced level and must have prior solo performing experience. Students must be willing to try new concepts and participate in a class setting.

Monday–Friday, 9 am–3:30 pm

Contact co-directors Micah Yui at or Carmina Glicklich at for more information.

July 29–August 3, 2019


Ages 8–12
Explore all that the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts has to offer with an experience that will allow your child to sing, act, and discover their talents. A typical day at the full-day camp will include choir rehearsals and classes in drama, musicianship, and Dalcroze. Additional electives are chosen based on student interest in dance, guitar, percussion, and keyboard studies.

No auditions required.

Monday–Friday, 9 am–4 pm
Concert on Saturday, August 3, time to be announced

August 5–11, 2019


Current Colburn students receive a $200 discount

Ages 10–18
The 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, culminating in a final concert. Along with rehearsals, students participate in sight-reading chamber music, yoga, stage presence activities, team building, off-campus concerts, master classes, and opportunities for one-on-one instruction. Build connections with fellow musicians not only through collaborative music, but also through icebreakers and field trips. Coaches from the Ed and Mari Edelman Chamber Music Institute will provide instruction along with other chamber music professionals.

Student Requirements
Students need to have the maturity and focus for intensive independent rehearsal and 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, bass) and piano. Non-Colburn students are welcome and encouraged to apply. Pre-formed groups are welcome to apply and will be kept together.

Audition Requirements
Students new to the 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
  • Application form

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

10:30 am–4:30 pm daily

Contact Chamber Music Department Chair Gina Coletti at