Enrollment Information

Summer 2020 Registration

Registration begins on Monday, April 27. While we look forward to being together again on campus, we continue to provide high quality arts education to the best of our abilities online.

Private Lesson Packages

Private lesson packages will be discounted in 8, 12, and 24 lesson increments for study taking place mid May–August. These discounts will appear after you add the lessons to your cart and proceed to checkout:

  • Students who sign up for 8 lessons receive 1.5 lessons free
  • Students who sign up for 12 lessons receive 2.0 lessons free, plus music theory intensive at 50% off
  • Students who sign up for 24 lessons receive 3.5 lessons free, plus music theory intensive for free
  • Students can still register for less than 8 lessons at the regular individual lesson price
Bonus for Summer Lesson Packages

Students who sign up for more than eight lessons during the summer receive special opportunities, including dedicated student recitals and master classes with guest artists Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Midori. Submit an inquiry for private lessons today.

Group Classes

All group classes have been discounted 10%; this discount is already built into the tuition pricing. Three-month payment plans can be set up for the months of May–July, with no additional set-up fee. Students currently receiving need-based financial aid or those who have submitted financial aid applications and meet the minimum qualification requirements, may be given up to 25% off their private lesson registration.

Students can register online or register by email.

Register Online

Register by Email

2020–21 Academic Year Registration

For continuing students, priority 2020–21 annual registration is Saturday, August 1.
Open enrollment for the 2020–21 academic year begins on Saturday, August 8.

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

2020 Summer 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