Colburn School

An internationally renowned performing arts institution located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, the Colburn School trains students from beginners to those about to embark on professional careers. The School comprises four academic units joined by a single philosophy: that all who desire to study music and dance should have access to top-level instruction.

The units of the School are the diploma- and degree-granting Conservatory of Music, a preeminent training ground for professional musicians; the Music Academy, a pre-college program that prepares musicians to study at top conservatories; the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute, a comprehensive dance program that includes the pre-professional Dance Academy; and the Community School of Performing Arts, which offers private lessons and group instruction in music performance, drama, and theory for students of all ability levels and ages. Serving students from all units of the School, the Center for Innovation and Community Impact helps prepare young artists for sustainable careers and nurtures their passion and ability to serve the community.

Together, these units provide performing arts instruction to more than 2,000 students from around the world, who benefit from a world-class faculty and exceptional facilities. In an average season, Colburn presents over 350 music and dance events each year at its downtown home and throughout Southern California. Learn more at

Gifted piano student at the Colburn School, Sam Glicklich, plays the piano part of Sing Gently for Virtual Choir 6.