Enrollment Information


For continuing students, priority 2020–21 annual registration is Saturday, May 16.
Open enrollment for the 2020–21 academic year begins on Saturday, May 30.

Please check back soon for summer registration information.

Students can register online or register by email. Continuing Early Childhood students must register by fax or email.

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Schedule of Classes and Academic Calendar

We recommend students and parents regularly review our academic calendars for updates and changes. The Colburn School only observes holidays noted on our calendar. We do not follow the Los Angeles Unified School District calendar or that of other districts.

2019–20 Spring Schedule of Classes

Inquiry for Private Instruction

Private lessons for music students is the chance to receive intensive training and focus on specific skill development. To request private lessons, students must submit an inquiry form. Note: Inquiry forms should only be submitted if you’re interested in private lessons or wish to audition for an ensemble. Approximately two weeks after submitting the form, you’ll be notified by the appropriate Colburn Community School of Performing Arts representative regarding an interview and/or audition.

Inquiry Form

When meeting with department members, you may be asked to play a music piece as well as answer questions. Our faculty wishes to gauge your level of interest and learning style, as well as assess which days and times lessons can be scheduled. Due to faculty and studio availability along with high demand for private lessons, there’s no guarantee all requests will be granted.

Costs for private lessons, based on 32 weekly lessons in the academic year from August to May:

  • $2,236 for 30 minutes
  • $3,360 for 45 minutes
  • $4,288 for 60 minutes
  • $6,240 for 90 minutes

For new students beginning private study after August, tuition may be pro-rated according to the number of weeks left in the academic year. Tuition for private lessons is updated each academic year, and is listed in the Schedule of Classes. Need-based financial aid and merit-based scholarships are available at the beginning of the academic year. Learn more about the requirements to qualify for financial assistance.

Ensemble Auditions

Performance is an essential element to any music educational program, so we’ve created numerous opportunities for students to showcase their talents and advancing skills. Students who wish to become a member of a Colburn Community School of Performing Arts ensemble or orchestra are required to participate for both the fall and spring semesters. Usually, auditions for these performance groups take place between May and August for the coming academic year. Visit specific ensemble and orchestra pages for more details.

Cello Choir
Ed and Mari Edelman Chamber Music Institute
Advanced Orchestras
Jazz Ensembles
String Ensemble
String Orchestra
Vocal Ensembles
Violin Ensemble