A Message from the Dean

Nate Zeisler in front of a window
The Center for Innovation and Community Impact (Center) was formed in 2018 with a vision to be a convening space for world-class artists to receive practical experiences that enable them to embrace their expanded role beyond the concert stage. The Center empowers the musical leaders of tomorrow with the necessary tools for self-expression—building context, relevance, and sustainability in their work.

The Center also centralizes and codifies the organization’s community engagement work, positioning Colburn to have a deep and lasting impact on Los Angeles and the performing arts community. Looking forward, the Center is well positioned to provide relevant equity, diversity and inclusion experiences that train the next generation of performing artists to contribute to a thriving community and to help existing organizations and successful artists effectively plan for a sustainable future.

As the Nichols Chair for the Center for Innovation and Community Impact, I am thrilled to support this important work at the С槼ֱ, and I look forward to seeing you at a Center sponsored event in the near future.

Nathaniel Zeisler, DMA
Dean for Community Initiatives