Now that you’ve learned about the different programs at the Colburn School, we want to help get you started applying or enrolling. Our instruction is incrementally based, meaning students build upon their skill levels, so it’s very important we place them in the classes that match their current abilities. Our goal is to make sure the right students are in the program that’s right for them.
Music Training for All Ages and Levels
The Colburn Community School of Performing Arts carries on our tradition of engaging students of many ages from all around Los Angeles. The most important prerequisite is a desire to learn about music or play an instrument. Although most students are between the ages of 5 and 18, there are classes for parents and young children as well as adults. Enrollment is generally open depending on class sizes and availability, and in some cases, an interview is requested. We do charge tuition but offer need-based financial aid and merit scholarships.
Colburn Music Academy
Advanced Instruction for Dedicated Pre-College Musicians
The Colburn Music Academy was designed specifically to guide pre-college students toward the skill level necessary to succeed at the conservatory level after high school. Our students come from Los Angeles and around the world, as do our esteemed instructors. Enrollment is limited and highly competitive. All applicants are required to audition. We charge tuition but offer financial aid and merit-based scholarships.
Trudl Zipper Dance Institute
Ballet, Modern, Tap, and More for Youth and Pre-Professionals
Colburn offers a wide range of dance instruction for all ages through the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute, which offers courses in ballet, tap, musical theater, and modern. The Colburn Dance Academy is also part of the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute, and it is designed to prepare students between the ages of 14 and 19 for the competitive environment of professional dance. To be considered for enrollment for either our youth programs or the Colburn Dance Academy, individuals must audition. We charge tuition, but financial aid is available.
Colburn Conservatory of Music
Collegiate Training for the Next Generation of Exceptional Performing Artists
The Colburn Conservatory of Music is committed to serious musicians building careers in classical music. In addition to instrumental instruction and coursework in music theory and history, students learn about the various professional aspects required to succeed in the industry. We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in music, as well as performance diplomas and certificates. When you are admitted into the conservatory, you will receive a full-tuition scholarship and grants for room and board.
Notice of Nondiscrimination Policy to Students
The Colburn School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, or religious belief in its admission, retention, student aid, scholarship, or other educational policies, and other school-administered programs.