The Colburn Community School of Performing Arts has an open-enrollment policy, which means the majority of classes is available to students without mandatory auditions. Still, classes are in high demand and sometimes enrollment is limited. Keep reading for more specific information on the registration process.

New Student Registration

New Student Registration for the 2019 Spring Semester Opens Friday, January 11, 2019

If you have never been enrolled at the Colburn School, or if your attendance has lapsed for at least one semester, then you qualify as a new student. Space in the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts for music or dance classes is limited and priority is given to returning students.

All new students must register for classes in person. Although the calendar year is divided into three academic terms, new students are welcome to register any time. Enrollment, however, will depend on timing and space availability. Welcome weekend auditions will take place August 18–19. Please check back in July for more details.

Continuing Student Registration

Continuing Student Registration for the 2019 Spring Semester Opens Friday, January 4, 2019

Register Online

Register by Email

Returning students must register at the beginning of each term, fall, spring, and summer. The registration period usually opens three to four weeks before the first day of classes. As a continuing student, you’ll be given one week of priority registration status.

If you choose to sign up for private lessons during either the fall or spring terms, we require a minimum of 16 sessions per semester. If you wish to take fewer than 16 private lessons, you must obtain written approval from the instructor and include it with your registration documents.

Continuing students are encouraged to register online, via email, or fax, but must register in-person if one or more of the following circumstances apply:

  • Student is a financial aid or merit scholarship recipient
  • Student is requesting payment plans
  • Student is enrolling in the early childhood program


Registration Office Hours

If you wish to register in person or seek answers for enrollment questions, feel free to come by our office.

Monday–Thursday: 10 am–6 pm
Friday: 9 am–5 pm
Saturday: 8 am–4 pm
Sunday: Closed