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Life at Colburn


The С槼ֱ is home to students attending the Colburn Music Academy, Colburn Conservatory of Music, the Community School of Performing Arts, and the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute. Together, they form a tightly-knit community of individual artists.

Given Colburn’s location in the heart of Los Angeles’ thriving arts and music corridor, students have access to some of the best venues, art installations, and dining experiences in the country. With so much in close proximity, there’s a wealth of opportunity to explore and discover.

High School Education

The Music Academy does not grant high school degrees. Academy students attend local high schools or participate in partner school programs such as Oak Crest Academy or Laurel Springs.

On- and Off-Campus Living

Colburn has limited availability for Academy students in the on-campus residence halls, which are staffed at all times. Each room—doubles, triples, or quads—is furnished with everything residents will need: extra-long twin beds, desks/chairs, nightstands with lamps, and wardrobes. There are also TVs, sofas, and kitchenettes. The Residential Life program plans various student activities, including movie nights, trips to Little Tokyo for boba tea amusement park trips, and more. The Colburn Café provides dining services to students and the public seven days a week.

There are several off-campus housing options too, including the Museum Tower, an apartment complex right next door to the School where many students reside. There are many other options on Bunker Hill and in nearby Little Tokyo as well.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Founded on the core principle of community, Colburn believes that the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion are vital to our collective success as an institution and a community of performing artists. We welcome students from around the world, nationally, regionally, and locally. Colburn strives to maintain and develop a diverse, inclusive, and supportive educational environment. As a result, everyone thrives in a healthy learning and living environment, developing the artist and the individual.