The Colburn School is a performing arts institution located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. The acclaimed faculty provides students of all ages with the highest quality performing arts education, which includes a multitude of performance opportunities in a state-of-the-art facility.
Since 1950, the Colburn School has equipped students with the skills, support, and opportunities needed to achieve their highest artistic goals. More than 2,000 students attend classes in the Colburn School's four units:
The Community School of Performing Arts is one of the nation's leading community arts institutions, providing 120 different afternoon and weekend classes each semester in disciplines including Suzuki strings, orchestral instruments, piano, guitar, voice and choral, small ensemble and orchestra, jazz, music theory, and early childhood education. The Trudl Zipper Dance Institute offers instruction in tap, ballet, jazz, modern, and musical theater.
The Music Academy is a unique pre-college program designed to prepare gifted young artists for careers as well-rounded professional musicians. Established in 2010, the music academy provides conservatory-level musical training, including private instruction, master classes, and numerous performance opportunities.
The Dance Academy is a pre-professional program for both male and female ballet dancers ages 14–19, under the direction of former New York City Ballet principal dancers Jenifer Ringer and James Fayette, with Artistic Advisor Benjamin Millepied. A select group of dancers receive personalized instruction and mentorship, and train to become professional dancers and artistic leaders.
The Conservatory of Music, established in 2003, is a nationally accredited, degree-granting post-secondary institution serving college-aged musicians from around the world. Approximately 120 students pursue degree, diploma, and certificate programs and careers in music with full tuition, room, and board provided.