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.

Jump to:
Brass Bonanza: Guest artists, private lessons, and classes devoted to all things brass
Colburn Performing Arts Camp: Explore the arts with interactive drama and music classes
College Audition Prep For Singers: Weekly workshop with private lessons, master classes, and more
Intro to Music Production: In-depth instruction in recording, engineering, and mixing
Jazz Camp: Improve improvisation and musicality with seasoned professionals
Music Theory Intensive: Accelerated courses in fundamental music concepts
Percussion Workshop: Weeklong seminar with esteemed faculty and professional percussionists
Piano Camp Intensive: Private lessons, master classes, and workshops for the aspiring pianist
Orchestral Conducting: Conducting classes with Community School’s Orchestra Director


Brass Bonanza

July 6–17, 2020
Ages 11–Adult

Enjoy a two-week seminar dedicated to all things brass. Students work one-on-one with Community School brass faculty on fundamentals and take small group classes focusing on areas of development such as practice techniques, solo repertoire, excerpts, and audition techniques.

Each day will conclude with a presentation by a guest artist, including some of the most notable names in the world of brass performance and pedagogy.

Guest Artists

Andrew Bain, French Horn
Chair of Principal Horn of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Horn Professor at the Colburn Conservatory can be heard on numerous Hollywood films including as principal horn for the score of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Christopher Bill, Trombone
Best known as the most subscribed brass musician on YouTube, he’s a trombonist, arranger, and marketing consultant based out of NYC. His videos have amassed over 45 million views and a following of over 250,000 subscribers.

Alex Iles, Trombone
Principal trombonist of the Long Beach, freelance and recording trombonist, and faculty trombone and jazz instructor at the California Institute of the Arts, Azusa Pacific University and California State University, Northridge.

Carol Jarvis, Trombone
In-demand freelance trombonist, keyboard player, arranger, orchestrator, musical director and voiceover artist, and has toured, recorded, and worked extensively with the likes of Sting, Queen, Michael Bublé, Seal, Rod Stewart, Harry Connick Jr, Amy Winehouse, MUSE, James Bay, Jess Glynne, Ellie Goulding, and Bon Jovi.

Frøydis Ree Wekre
Horn and wind chamber music professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music, co-principal horn at the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra for 26 years, and author of the book Thoughts on Playing the Horn Well, and former president of the International Horn Society.

Student Requirements

Registration is open to all students with at least two years of playing experience and in 7th grade and above. Adult students are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Schedule

July 6–17, 2020
Monday–Friday, 10 am–2:30 pm

Price

Brass Bonanza and Private Lessons: $675
Includes morning classes, afternoon guest artist series, and four 30-minute private lessons

Brass Bonanza: $475
Includes morning classes and afternoon guest artist series

Afternoon Guest Artist Series only: $150

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Colburn Performing Arts Camp

July 27–31, 2020
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.

Morning Dreamscape
A typical morning in this online camp begins with dramatic exercises in comedy and improv, led by Drama Director Debbie Devine and instructor Hailey Jones. Afterwards, join Keren Schweitzer for a musicianship class.

Morning Dreamscape and Private Lessons
Students can extend their experience into the afternoon with one-on-one private lessons in one or two of the following electives: Guitar, Piano, Tap, or Percussion. Private lessons will take place Monday–Thursday for 30 minutes each day. Keep in mind that an instrument at home is required.

Schedule

July 27–31, 2020
Monday–Friday, 9:15 am–11:45 am

Price

Morning Dreamscape: $350
Morning Dreamscape with One Private Lesson Per Day: $550
Morning Dreamscape with Two Private Lessons Per Day: $750

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College Audition Prep For Singers

June 6–27 and July 11–August 1
Ages 14–18

Designed for college-aspiring high school singers, this class provides the knowledge, strategies, and technical skills needed to craft a first-rate college music audition. This four week workshop will meet weekly on Saturdays for a group session online via Zoom.

Each student will also receive an online private lesson with Colburn faculty Michael Chipman each week for an hour. Students will participate in a mock audition and receive written feedback to prepare them for future auditions. The class will provide the information and technical knowledge to construct a successful college audition and set students apart from the competition.

Schedule

June 6–27 and July 11–August 1
Saturdays, 10–11 am

Price

$390

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Intro to Music Production with Logic Pro X

June 22–July 3, 2020
Ages 14–Adult

Taught by Colburn faculty member Brian Langsbard, Intro to Music Production focuses on the basics of Logic Pro X, recording, engineering, and mixing. Students interested in all genres of music will gain knowledge in producing better sounding mixes and learn skills for faster project completion. Students should have some background in composing or music recording.

Requirements

Apple Logic Pro X software (90 day free trial available on Apple.com) and an Apple mac computer are required. Students must also have a strong internet connection, a video camera, and headphones in order to participate in the online Zoom classroom experience.

Schedule

June 22–July 3, 2020

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with three choices of time:
10–10:55 am
1–1:55 pm
3–3:55 pm

Price

$200

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Jazz Camp

July 6–10, 2020
Middle school and high school-aged students

The Colburn Jazz Workshop’s Big Band instructors, Lee Secard and Walt Simonsen, give students a unique virtual experience featuring daily playing and improvisation; jazz theory; and practicing and learning strategies. The week culminates in a special finale showcasing students, who will be able to share the final product with family and friends. This class requires a USB microphone.

Schedule

July 6–10, 2020
Monday–Friday, 10 am–12:30 pm

Price

$350

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Application and audition video due by July 1.


Music Theory Intensive

June 8–August 14, 2020

Classes meet online multiple days per week in a condensed program. Students may use this opportunity to advance more quickly through the music theory curriculum offered by the Community School.

Students enrolling in a 24-lesson private lesson package can enroll in one intensive for free. Students enrolling in a 12-lesson package can enroll in one intensive at 50% off. This discounts are only available during the 2020 summer semester.

Student Requirements

Students must be current continuing students or be pre-approved to enroll. Complete the Music Theory Placement Evaluation and email the Community School office with the finished test to confirm level placement.

Music Theory Placement Evaluation

Schedule

June 8–August 14, 2020

Monday, Wednesday, Friday for 10 weeks
Elementary IB, 11–11:55 am

Monday–Thursday for 4 weeks
Elementary II, 2:30–3:55 pm
Intermediate I, 4–5:25 pm
Intermediate II, 5:30–6:55 pm

Price

$550


Percussion Workshop

June 22–26, 2020
Middle school and high school-aged students

The Colburn School Summer Percussion Workshop is a five-day online seminar designed for intermediate students grades 6–8 and intermediate/advanced students grade 9–12. Students will work closely with Colburn faculty member Ken McGrath in ensemble exercises and will participate in lectures given by renowned guest artists, including Christina Cheon, Marimba Artist/Educator; Pete Korpela, LA Based Touring and Studio Percussionist; and Mike Packer, Drum Set Artist/Educator.

Requirements

Students must have access to the following equipment: drum pad, snare drumsticks, ear buds/head phones, and metronome (digital phone app is acceptable). A personal drumset or marimba is optional.

Schedule

June 22–26, 2020

Monday–Friday:
11 am–2 pm for middle school students
1–4 pm for high school students

Price

$325

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Piano Camp Intensive

July 13–24, 2020
Ages 9–13

The Piano Camp Intensive provides serious young pianists with a diverse and comprehensive arts experience. The camp’s nurturing and social environment promotes high standards of performance so each student’s musical potential can be achieved.

Each student will take two 45-minute private piano lessons with esteemed Colburn faculty and participate in a weekly performance class. Faculty for the intensive will feature Davitt Felder, Kathy Sawada, and Amy Schadt along with other Community School piano faculty. The intensive also features daily practice, masterclasses, musicianship, voice, movement, and drama to support students in their personal musical development.

Students will also participate in a Q&A with Colburn Conservatory piano faculty Fabio Bidini, and renowned concert pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. The intensive will culminate with a final recital.

Student Requirements

Students should be playing repertoire in the upper intermediate to advance level and must have prior solo performing experience. Attendees are expected to participate for the full two weeks and are required to have access to the internet, a tablet/laptop, and a piano at home.

Audition Requirements

Video submissions will be accepted online and are required to include two classical pieces memorized from either Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Contemporary periods.

Schedule

July 13–24, 2020
Monday–Friday, 9 am–3:15 pm

Price

$800

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Video application due by June 15.


Orchestral Conducting

June 7–July 26, 2020
All ages

Colburn Youth Orchestra conductor Maxim Eshkenazy takes students on a journey through the elements of conducting technique in order to begin to appreciate the relationship between gesture and sound.

Student Requirements

Students must currently be an instrumentalist or vocalist at an intermediate to advanced level. This class is ideal for students who have been enrolled in chamber music, orchestra, or vocal ensemble programs.

Schedule

June 7–July 26, 2020

Sundays:
10–11:30 am, Introduction to Orchestral Conducting
12:30–2 pm, Orchestral Conducting II

Price

$200

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