Enrollment Information

2017-18 Academic Calendar

We recommend students and parents regularly review our academic calendar 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. Please make a note these upcoming dates:

2017 fall semester registration for continuing students is August 1-14
2017 fall semester registration for new students begins August 15
2017 Welcome Weekend for new and continuing students is August 19 and 20
First day of the 2017 fall semester is August 23

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.

Submit an 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 per semester (based on 16 weekly lessons in one semester):

  • $1,072 for 30 minutes
  • $1,536 for 45 minutes
  • $1,968 for 60 minutes
  • $2,880 for 90 minutes

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 & Mari Edelman Chamber Music Institute
Colburn Chamber Orchestra
Colburn Youth Orchestra
Concert Band and Wind Ensemble
Jazz Ensembles
String Ensemble
String Orchestra
Vocal Ensembles
Violin Ensemble