Summer Camps

The Community School of Performing Arts offers a wide range of summer programs to students of all ages and experience levels. Browse and select your desired summer camp below to view course information, requirements, and cost.

Summer Camps Registration is Ongoing Through July 31

Summer 2018 Schedule of Classes

June 18–23


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Ages 9-13, Grades 4-8
Choir camp is a weeklong program in which students will receive instruction in voice and musicianship, and participate in a variety of musical activities and games. The program culminates in a concert for parents and the community. New students not currently enrolled in choir must provide a letter of recommendation from their current vocal ensemble director, or they can contact to schedule an audition.

Monday–Friday, 9 am–12 pm
Saturday, 10 am–12 pm
Concert on Saturday, June 23 at noon with a reception to follow

June 18–23


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Middle school and high school-aged students
The Colburn Jazz Workshop’s Big Band instructors, Lee Secard and Walter Simonsen give students a new 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 June 23. Interested students are invited to submit an inquiry form, indicating they would like to sign up for Jazz Camp.

Monday–Friday, 10 am–2:30 pm
Concert on Saturday, June 23, time to be announced

June 4–28


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Colburn’s summer Music Theory Intensive is three weeks of concentrated study for students who wish to build their knowledge and advance more quickly through the music theory curriculum of the Community School. Each level is equivalent of one year of theory, including six hours of class time each week and at least one hour of homework each day. Intensives are open to current continuing students or those pre-approved to enroll through our placement test. An exam to qualify for advancement into the next class level for the fall semester is offered at the end of the intensive.

Monday–Thursday, time to be announced

June 18–29


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The mission of the camp is to provide serious young pianists between the ages of 9 and 14 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, daily practice, masterclasses, 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 in 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.

Auditions Information

Auditions will be held March 25, 2018. Two pieces from either Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Contemporary periods are required. Audition time slots will be assigned upon approval of the application. Please note that time slots fill up quickly. Audition pieces need to be from two different periods.


$850 plus $50 materials fee. Attendees are expected to participate for the full two weeks.


Contact Co-Director Micah Yui,, or Co-Director Carmina Glicklich,, for more information.

Monday–Friday, 9 am–3:30 pm

June 18–22


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Ages 9-13

Students explore acting through scene work, built by improvisation and exercises bolstered with the added element of music. Campers will create scenes and monologues and incorporate singing into their work. They will also explore acting with a soundtrack. Through song, they will find the tune of their characters and stories, and learn the limitless possibilities when music and theater work in harmony.

The camp will be led by musician, actor, and writer, Davitt Felder, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon’s school of drama with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting. He believes in art as a social cause and that teaching and promoting empathy to kids is vital and important in this ever growing age of technology. He puts this into practice in his acting workshops for 24th Street Theatre and at schools around California.

Monday–Friday, 12:30–3:30 pm