Performances and Events
Throughout each academic year, the students and faculty at the Community School of Performing Arts showcase their talents at hundreds of free performances. These diverse concerts highlight the musical accomplishments that more than 35 ensembles and 1,700 students have achieved while training at the Community School.
Whether through studio classes, recitals, or concerts, performances provide an opportunity for students to communicate with an audience and display their skills. On campus, there are three recital halls dedicated to the performances of Colburn students.
Special Recital Series
Friday Night Recitals
Held weekly in Mayman Hall, the Friday Night Recitals showcase upper intermediate and advanced level students generally ranging in age from 10 to 18 years of age. These recitals are only for pre-college students enrolled in private lessons in the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts.
School Recitals are held in Thayer Hall and feature many of our students in polished performances of upper intermediate and advanced repertoire. These recitals present students playing beautifully as a result of thoughtful, insightful training. Students are recommended for School Recitals based on their participation on the Friday Night Recital series.
Showcase Recitals are held in Thayer Hall and feature dedicated and accomplished student musicians. Chosen by faculty, the talented instrumentalists and vocalists in this recital series represent several of our top performing students on the weekly Friday Night Recital series.
The Honors Recitals feature our most advanced and polished students from the Community School in a culminating concert in Zipper Hall. Students who are recommended from Friday Night Recital performances by faculty compete in a rigorous audition process, with the winners given the opportunity to perform on the Honors Recital.