Music Academy Room and Board 

We are pleased to offer housing in the Colburn residences to Colburn Music Academy students.

The Colburn School residences are conveniently located on the Colburn School campus in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. The residences consist of fully furnished two-bedroom, three-bedroom, and four-bedroom suites. Each suite contains a living area; kitchenette with a microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator and sink; a shared bathroom; and single bedrooms with extra-long twin beds, wardrobes and desks. Four-bedroom suites have two bathrooms. Approximately 20-25 students reside on each of the six floors of the residential building.  

General Housing Policy

Students must be 16 years of age as of September 1, 2015 and enrolled in the Conservatory or Academy to qualify for housing in the residence hall. The Colburn School does not provide housing for parents, guardians, or other relatives of Music Academy students who are not enrolled in the Music Academy or Conservatory.   


  • On-premise security staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Access to Residential Life staff 24 hours daily via the emergency phone
  • Practice rooms accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Student Lounge area, equipped with a television and a ping pong table, a fitness center, and a computer lab
  • All suites are equipped with extra-long twin beds and are fully furnished
  • All suites have wireless Internet access
  • Onsite laundry facilities  


Music Academy students living on-campus are required to enroll in a meal plan, which provides students with a designated amount of meal credit at the Colburn Café. The café is conveniently located on the Colburn School campus and is open between 7:30 am and 7:30 pm Monday through Friday, 7 am to 2:30 pm on Saturdays, and 11:30 am to 6:30 pm Sundays. The Café is closed on holidays. 

Health Insurance Policy

All students living on campus are required to have U.S.-based health insurance. The Colburn School offers medical insurance Kaiser Permanente, with coverage from August 1 through July 31. 

Room and Board Fees

Please refer to the Academy Admissions page for a list of fees.  

Off-Campus Housing

There are a number of housing options in the downtown L.A. area. Many students reside in the Museum Towers complex located next door to the Colburn School. If assistance in finding off-campus housing is needed, please contact the Academy Office.

Contact the Music Academy office at 213-621-4795 or


Colburn Academy Student with violin scroll

Music Academy

Colburn Academy Student with cello

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