Colburn Society

Why Giving Matters

The Colburn School’s enrollment is at record numbers. Annually, more than 2,000 young artists participate in our academic divisions and we reach 4,100 students through our Community Engagement programs. Your support helps bring guest artists to campus, provides instruments to students in need, ensures our ability to retain the finest faculty from around the world, and so much more. Your annual contribution is critical to the School—and to every student here—because you are supporting our most pressing needs and promising opportunities happening right now.


About the Colburn Society

Your gift of $250 or more brings you into the Colburn Society and acknowledges your role in Colburn’s pursuit of excellence.  We want to thank you for sharing our vision. As a Society member, you will enjoy:

  • Behind-the-scenes access to concerts and classes
  • Interaction with renowned guest artists, faculty, and students
  • Invitations to special donor recognition events on and off campus
  • Recognition in online and printed donor lists and other materials

Recognition Levels and Benefits

Colburn Society donors will be recognized in printed concert programs and are invited to attend the exclusive events listed below. Benefits are cumulative. Additional event opportunities will be open to all donors. For detailed benefit information, you may contact our advancement department at or 213-621-1047.

  • Colburn Society Kick-Off event
  • Premium seating at two Colburn Orchestra and Colburn Chamber Music Society performances
  • Private event at the California Club
  • Concert intermission receptions
  • Colburn Society Dinner
  • Private master classes and rehearsals
  • Intimate house concert