Colburn School’s Annual Open House Invites All Ages and Ability Levels to Take a Class, Enjoy a Performance, and More

Saturday, July 20, 2024
10am – 4pm


WHAT: Enjoy a free family-friendly day of music and dance at the Colburn School’s annual open house on Saturday, July 20, 2024, from 10am to 4pm, and experience the vibrant community of one of the nation’s most distinguished performing arts institutions.

Whether it’s to belt out a tune like Celine Dion or twirl like Misty Copeland, The Colburn School invites you to experience the full spectrum of everything that Colburn’s Community School of Performing Arts and Trudl Zipper Dance Institute have to offer. Take a class, watch a performance, and meet the faculty who make the Colburn School a hub of artistic excellence.

Taught by Colburn School’s renowned faculty, open classes are a chance to experience the school’s diverse range of offerings, including:

  • Band, Choir, Orchestra and Jazz Band
  • Chamber Music
  • Drama and Musical Theatre
  • Early Childhood Music
  • Group Piano and Guitar
  • Instrumental and Vocal Lessons
  • Ballet
  • Tap
  • Modern
  • Jazz Dance
  • Hip Hop
  • And more!

Registration is encouraged as there are limited spots in each of the classes. On the day of the event, walk-ups will be accepted based on availability.

Colburn’s Open House will also feature KUSC’s Glissando listening experience. Geared toward curious kids aged 8 to 12, Glissando was created to provide an in-depth yet approachable introduction to classical music, no experience required! Kids and adults will have a chance to sample Glisssando’s combination of musical entertainment and storytelling dedicated to themes like Outer Space, Superheroes, Summer Olympics, Fantasylands, and Around the World. Glissando is hosted by Classical California KUSC radio host Suraj Partha, with voice appearances from young people across California.

Serving students of all ages from 7 months to adults, the Community School of Performing Arts and Trudl Zipper Dance Institute offer classes in music, drama, early childhood arts education, and dance. All programs are taught by acclaimed faculty committed to providing the highest quality of teaching while developing the individual gifts and talents of the students. The Colburn Community School of Performing Arts has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1980 and is also a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education. Colburn School’s dance program is the only program in California and one of only eight dance programs nationwide accredited by the prestigious Accrediting Commission for Community and precollegiate Arts Schools (ACCPAS), meeting the high standards of the commission. Each year, these two units of the Colburn School serve approximately 1,900 students.

Please visit to register and view the full schedule of events.

Saturday, July 20, 2024
10 am – 4pm

Colburn School
200 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012


Registration is encouraged as there are limited spots available for each of the classes.

Please click here for directions and parking information.

Please click here for the complete event schedule.


Jennifer Kallend

Lisa Bellamore