Parents of Conservatory, Music Academy, and Dance Academy Students

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The Colburn School is a community of students, faculty, staff, and parents. And even if your child is living on campus, we want you to stay connected with what’s happening at the Colburn School.


We want our students to feel comfortable and safe at the Colburn School campus while attending classes, in one of our practice rooms, or while living in the residence hall. Security remains our utmost priority. In addition to residence hall staff and student advisors available to students, our Security Office is on site to help students. Click here to learn more about our security services.

Visitors to Colburn

Whether you’re here to enjoy one of our numerous performances, to visit the Colburn School library, or dine in the Colburn Café, you’re welcomed to park in Colburn’s Lot 3, Athena Parking, located on Second Street between Olive and Hill Streets. Contact with any questions.

Security Escorts

Our security officers are available to accompany students and visitors to parking areas or across the plaza to wait for transportation between 10 pm and 2:30 am seven days a week. Make a reservation to be escorted by calling the security office at (213) 621-4500.

Emergency Notifications


Informacast is an alert notification system that communicates emergencies to the Colburn School community through text messages. In the event of an emergency, including fire or active shooter, text messages will notify you of the nature of the emergency, what to do during the emergency, and when the situation is resolved and safe.

Informacast is available to all of the Colburn School community, including parents of Colburn Conservatory, Music Academy, or Dance Academy students. You can register for the service by texting “#emergencynotification” to (818) 423-4168. Contact Security Director Sandra Gendron with any questions or for assistance in registering at

Emergency Phone System

You’ll find emergency phones, indicated with blue lights, throughout campus and parking structures. These phones directly connect you with the campus security office. You can also seek assistance by calling (213) 621-4500.

Parking Decal

We ask drivers to request a parking decal from the security operations center.

Lost and Found

If you think you’ve left behind a personal belonging, check for it at the security office, which is where items found without an owner are stored. Be prepared to offer evidence of ownership. Also, you can file a report of lost items with a security officer.

Practice Room Access

The Colburn School has 45 state-of-the-art practice rooms. Students may reserve a practice room and security personnel can help you gain access to the rooms, which are available 24 hours a day.

Colburn in Los Angeles

The Colburn School is proud to be part of a larger community in downtown Los Angeles. Your students are encouraged to visit other performing arts institutions are in the neighborhood as well as check out local eateries. Click here to read more about the downtown arts corridor and what there’s to see and do in the area.

Colburn School Library

The Colburn School Library houses 24,000 scores and parts, 8,000 audio-visual materials, and thousands of books, all key to our students, faculty, and staff. These valuable resources, complete editions of works by major composers, tell the history of music and art from various periods. Our experienced library staff lend their expertise to your students, research primary sources, look for specific music scores, or find video of performances.

Colburn Café

If your child is living on or near campus, the Colburn Café offers a casual atmosphere where they can relax with a cup of coffee, or order up breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Our chefs have developed a menu featuring delicious, seasonal and local ingredients that come from within 150 miles of Los Angeles. They can show their school spirit by purchasing some Colburn School merchandise.

Practice Rooms

Students’ schedules get busy and they may need to practice at odd hours. That’s why we’ve made our 45 practice rooms available 24 hours a day so they can reserve a time that’s convenient for them. Also these spacious rooms allow privacy without disrupting suitemates in the residence hall.

Colburn Residential Life

Living on the Colburn School campus grants students easy access to classrooms, practice rooms, and the relaxing environment of the Colburn Café. We offer many programs and services to help them acclimate and succeed in our supportive environment. Click here to read more about residential life at Colburn, or contact Jeniffer Criss-Williams, manager of Residential Life Services and Summer Housing Programs with questions;, (213) 621-4553.