On Campus Open House

July 31, 10 am–4 pm

Photo on left of young pale skinned girl with curly blonde hair holding a mallet, photo in middle of two boys playing violins, photo on right of young girl with black hair in pigtails holding a pencil and smiling

The Community School is hosting an On Campus Open House on July 31 from 10 am–4 pm. Take an open class, meet faculty, listen to student performances and explore everything the Community School of Performing Arts has to offer!
 

 

Arrival Information

If you are driving, park for free in Colburn Lot 1 (off Lower Grand Avenue) and enter the event through the building.

If you are arriving via other means, enter the event through the Colburn Plaza.
 

On Campus Safety Protocols

With safety foremost in mind, we have developed protocols to protect you and our community. Thank you in advance for carefully following our guidelines below. We look forward to welcoming you to campus!

  • Proof of vaccination is required for all attendees 12 and older.
  • Masks must be worn at all times on the Colburn campus.
  • All attendees must complete an online health check before arriving at the Colburn campus. Your temperature will also be taken when you arrive.
  • Learn about the additional steps we’re taking on campus to ensure a safe environment on campus for our students, families, faculty, and staff.

 

On Campus Open House Schedule

Download Campus Map and Schedule (PDF)

To continue the important work of early childhood education at Colburn, the school is pleased to welcome Dr. Nita Baxani, as Department Chair, Early Childhood Program, beginning the 2021-22 academic year. Dr. Nita Baxani offers a broad range of experiences as musician, educator, and researcher and is enthusiastic about advocating for music in community. Dr. Baxani is passionate about early childhood education and received a Doctor of Education degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, where her dissertation focused on the musicality of infants within a childcare community. Dr. Baxani will present on the Early Childhood curriculum and answer questions regarding class placement and registration.

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Nita Baxani 0yr 7mo - 5yr 07/31 - 07/31 Sa 10:30 am - 11:00 am 0
Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Nita Baxani 0yr 7mo - 5yr 07/31 - 07/31 Sa 02:30 pm - 03:00 pm 0

Our specially trained instructors work with parents and infants to cultivate developmental listening skills with activities to help children absorb music concepts. Teachers design sensory experiences to fascinate and captivate children. As classes progress, infants move from being merely receptive to engaging in an active role.

Please note: An adult must accompany the child for the entire duration of the class. In most classes, parents are invited to participate at the level of involvement determined by the teacher. Only one parent or caregiver may participate in the class; siblings or other family members are not allowed to participate or sit in the classroom.

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Nita Baxani 0yr 7mo - 1yr 5mo 07/31 - 07/31 Sa 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm 0

As toddlers gain more motor development skills, they’re more likely to want to move, and this class encourages them to explore movement through music and imagination. Teachers also work with the young students to improve listening skills through play, songs, stories, and games. 

Please note: An adult must accompany the child for the entire duration of the class. In most classes, parents are invited to participate at the level of involvement determined by the teacher. Only one parent or caregiver may participate in the class; siblings or other family members are not allowed to participate or sit in the classroom.

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Nita Baxani 2yr - 2yr 11mo 07/31 - 07/31 Sa 12:45 pm - 01:15 pm 0

Students develop the three essential techniques for a comprehensive mastery of the guitar – strumming, arpeggiation and single-line – through repertoire that ranges from classical, jazz, pop and ethnic music.  Kenton Youngstrom, one of the world’s most versatile guitarists with over 45 years of teaching experience, has compiled a unique collection of pieces that develops technical fluency using three forms of music notation: standard, tablature and chord symbols.  In addition, students in group guitar classes learn about improvisation, practical music theory and get inside knowledge about how to play in various ensembles.

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Kenton Youngstrom 6yr - 14yr 11mo 07/31 - 07/31 Sa 10:00 am - 10:30 am 0

Students develop the three essential techniques for a comprehensive mastery of the guitar – strumming, arpeggiation and single-line – through repertoire that ranges from classical, jazz, pop and ethnic music.  Kenton Youngstrom, one of the world’s most versatile guitarists with over 45 years of teaching experience, has compiled a unique collection of pieces that develops technical fluency using three forms of music notation: standard, tablature and chord symbols.  In addition, students in group guitar classes learn about improvisation, practical music theory and get inside knowledge about how to play in various ensembles.

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Kenton Youngstrom 9yr - 999yr 07/31 - 07/31 Sa 10:45 am - 11:15 am 0

Students develop the three essential techniques for a comprehensive mastery of the guitar – strumming, arpeggiation and single-line – through repertoire that ranges from classical, jazz, pop and ethnic music.  Kenton Youngstrom, one of the world’s most versatile guitarists with over 45 years of teaching experience, has compiled a unique collection of pieces that develops technical fluency using three forms of music notation: standard, tablature and chord symbols.  In addition, students in group guitar classes learn about improvisation, practical music theory and get inside knowledge about how to play in various ensembles.

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Kenton Youngstrom 9yr - 999yr 07/31 - 07/31 Sa 11:30 am - 12:00 pm 0

Students develop the three essential techniques for a comprehensive mastery of the guitar – strumming, arpeggiation and single-line – through repertoire that ranges from classical, jazz, pop and ethnic music.  Kenton Youngstrom, one of the world’s most versatile guitarists with over 45 years of teaching experience, has compiled a unique collection of pieces that develops technical fluency using three forms of music notation: standard, tablature and chord symbols.  In addition, students in group guitar classes learn about improvisation, practical music theory and get inside knowledge about how to play in various ensembles.

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Kenton Youngstrom 9yr - 999yr 07/31 - 07/31 Sa 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm 0

Group piano classes are ideal for the absolute beginner with no prior experience

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Hui Wu all ages 07/31 - 07/31 Sa 02:00 pm - 02:20 pm 0
Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Hui Wu all ages 07/31 - 07/31 Sa 02:35 pm - 02:55 pm 0

In this class, get a taste for our drama program, which is filled with improvisation, body movement, and theater games, and progresses to monologue, scene work, script analysis, and character development. Experience a learning environment in which students are free to explore and take risks — to work without fear of judgment. 

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Deborah Devine 9yr - 12yr 11mo 07/31 - 07/31 Sa 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm 0

Preparing student for Introduction to Music Theory. Basic note and rest values, including dotted notes and rests.

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Keren Schweitzer 5yr - 9yr 10mo 07/31 - 07/31 Sa 12:30 pm - 01:00 pm 0

This class allows students to gain a firm grasp of the core skills of ear training, sight singing, and rhythmic concepts. Students use this knowledge to expand their appreciation and analysis of music, and elevate their performance abilities.

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Keren Schweitzer all ages 07/31 - 07/31 Sa 01:15 pm - 01:45 pm 0

This class combines the curriculum of 3 different levels of music theory into one. Students learn major and minor scales, intervals, and triads. They also expand their ear training with aural recognition of the concepts studied in written theory. Students begin working on sight singing using solfege.

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Keren Schweitzer all ages 07/31 - 07/31 Sa 02:00 pm - 02:30 pm 0

Meet the Department Chairs for each division of the Community School of Performing Arts: Gina Coletti, Chamber Music, Henry Gronnier, Strings, Jeffrey Lavner, Piano, Karen Lundgren, Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion, Michael Stevens, Voice, and Kathy Sawada, Music Theory. Learn about private lessons, ensembles, and performance opportunities at Colburn.

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
TBD TBD all ages 07/31 - 07/31 Sa 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm 0

Meet Dr. Connie Sheu and learn about the Suzuki guitar program at the Colburn School! The Suzuki method is a philosophy of music education founded on the belief that every child can learn to play a musical instrument beautifully. Classical guitar is an incredibly accessible instrument to children of all ages that can be played both solo and in a group class setting.

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Connie Sheu 5yr - 8yr 07/31 - 07/31 Sa 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm 0

 

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Sign up for classes this summer at Colburn! Classes begin June 7.

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Private Lesson Auditions

If you are interested in private lessons, please fill out the inquiry form. Our Community School staff will put you in contact with the appropriate Department Chair for placement.

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Orchestra and Chamber Auditions

Both the Advanced Orchestras and the Ed and Mari Edelman Chamber Music Institute are currently taking applications.

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