Summer with Colburn


Spend your summer with Colburn and immerse yourself in your art!

Our on-campus intensives, summer camps, and seminars allow musicians and dancers to enhance their skills with expert instruction from Colburn’s esteemed faculty and an array of renowned guest artists.

We have classes and programs for students from ages 7 months and for all levels of experience. Browse summer programs in dance, early childhood, piano, chamber music, jazz, music theory, and more to find the program that is right for you. We also have private summer music instruction available!

Many of our programs are still being finalized, so please register your interest using the form below and we will contact you when further details are available.

Trudl Zipper Dance Institute

The Colburn School is excited to offer a two-week summer ballet intensive program that is designed to provide students with a bridge to connect the end of their year-round training and the start of their longer summer training courses.

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Ages 8–14

Students will have classes in ballet, modern, tap and jazz from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm with a break for lunch. This is a great way to try dance for the first time or simply experience a variety of dance styles in a fun, camp-style atmosphere all on the beautiful Colburn campus.
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Ages 7–12

Young dancers can train with us in ballet, modern, tap and jazz from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.
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Ages 13–18 

Focusing on the percussive art of tap dance, students ages 13 and up will take classes in technique, tap history, and more from our amazing tap faculty.
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Ages 12–18

Train your modern technique with an emphasis on guest choreographers and student-created works.
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Existing students can join us each Saturday in July to keep up their training over the Summer, and new students are welcome to register for this four-week program to try out classes before registering for the Fall Semester. Classes include:

Creative Dance ages 5–8
Pre-Ballet ages 4–5
Ballet Prep I & II ages 5–7
Beginning Ballet ages 7–10
Modern I & II ages 9–12
Tap I, II & III ages 7–12
Beginning Jazz ages 12+
Int/Adv Jazz ages 12+
Int/Adv Modern ages 9–12
Adult Classes in Ballet

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Ages 13+

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Ages 13–18

The Colburn Summer Chamber Music Intensive provides focused ensemble playing for the serious chamber music student. Along with rehearsals and coaching, students will participate in stage presence activities, team building, master classes, and other group-building activities.

Application information will be available by February 15.

Ages 9–13

Develop your piano playing skills, engage with experienced Colburn piano faculty, and connect with fellow piano students through classes and performances. Activities include movement classes, group theory, piano literature seminar, private lessons, and a recital performance.

Application information will be available by February 15.

Grades 8–10

The Colburn Jazz Workshop’s Big Band directors, Mr. Lee Secard and Dr. Walter Simonsen, are proud to present a special Summer Jazz Camp. This camp will include daily playing and improvisation, jazz theory, practicing/learning strategies, ear training, and listening to repertoire.

Application information will be available by February 15.

Age 10+

The Summer Theory Intensive allows motivated students to learn a year’s worth of the music theory curriculum over the course of four weeks. Classes meet online five days per week, and students are given homework assignments to reinforce what they learn during the day. Students may use this opportunity to advance more quickly through the music theory curriculum offered by the Community School.

Application information will be available by March 15.

Join us this summer for small sample sessions of our Early Childhood Program for ages 7 months–6 years.

The Community School of Performing Art’s Early Childhood Program formally introduces babies and toddlers as young as 7 months to the wonders of music and the performing arts. Our classes target specific age groupings to best capitalize on students’ capabilities as they explore music, theory, voice, movement, and drama.

Registration information will be available by March 1.

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Ages 13 and up
Tuition and Fees: $2,000–$3,620

During this two-week in-person seminar, piano students will receive expert instruction from Colburn’s talented faculty as well as several renowned guest artists. Participants will play in a weekly studio class, receive two private lessons each week, and have the opportunity to attend master classes and engage with artists such as Maestro James Conlon.

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