Group Classes (ages 6 and up)



Acting the Song
Singing and acting techniques often seem to be "at odds" with one another, but are they really? Learn to connect with the text and perform the song in your own unique and affecting way. This class  will include basic instruction on vocal technique and focus on learning and performing solo repertoire. While this class is a continuation of fall semester, it is open to new students for spring semester. Audition interviews and pre-approval required, please contact [email protected] for further information.

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Stevens 9/12 - 5/22 Sa 04:00 PM - 04:55 PM $1,060.00 View

Expression and Innovation: Western Classical Music between the World Wars

The interwar period (1919–1939) witnessed an astonishing variety of aesthetic and stylistic developments in western Classical  music. These creatively rich decades—bookended by two cataclysmic World Wars—inspired composers to innovate, look more closely at their national identity, and explore “popular” genres and new types of sounds. This 6-week course will explore 6 stylistic “worlds”: the neo-classicism and jazz-inspired works in Paris, the “new objectivity” and Gebrauchsmusik of the Weimar Republic, the lyrical 12-tone works of Viennese composer Alban Berg, the Harlem Renaissance and William Grant Still’s American symphonies, early electronic concert music featuring the theremin and ondes Martenot, and the ideas of “Socialist Realism” which both inspired and paralyzed Shostakovich and Prokofiev during the 1930s. We will delve into the historical context, guided listening, and aesthetic ideals of particular works and related arts.

This course is intended to deepen appreciation for all levels of musicianship: an ability to read music is not required.



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Brown-Montesano 1/30 - 3/6 Sa 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM $125.00 View

Group Piano

Group piano classes are ideal for the absolute beginner with no prior experience. Students should have access to a piano or keyboard at home. Due to its popularity, spaces in the Saturday classes are very limited.  

Prospective students should fill out the following form prior to enrolling:

Group Piano Form



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6 - 9 Wu 9/4 - 5/21 Fr 04:00 PM - 04:50 PM $530.00 View
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6 - 9 Wu 9/5 - 5/22 Sa 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM $530.00 View
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6 - 9 Wu 9/5 - 5/22 Sa 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM $530.00 View
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6 - 9 Wu 9/5 - 5/22 Sa 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM $530.00 View
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6 - 9 Wu 1/23 - 5/22 Sa 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM $530.00 View

Honors Piano Seminar

The Honors Piano Seminar is a unique combination of lectures and master classes designed to help students develop an individual style and personality in performances. The seminar will feature presentations and master classes with world renowned pedagogues. Participating students must be age 13 and up. 

Current Colburn Piano Students: May enroll in this seminar for free during the 2020-21 academic year, with a recommendation from their current applied teacher. Please discuss this opportunity directly with your applied teacher. 

Students Not Currently Studying at Colburn: May enroll for a $100 fee for the spring semester.

The Spring Session will include the following three master classes: 

  • February 6 with Donald Vega: "The Best of Both Worlds." A presentation on Jazz Piano Music followed by a Master Class
  • March 13 with Micah Yui and Catherin Kautsky: Presentation on Technical Practice Strategies followed by a Master Class
  • April 24 with Geoffrey Burleson: Presentation on Piano Music of Saint-Saens followed by a Master Class

Registration does not guarantee actual participation as a performer in the master classes. All students must be pre-approved to enroll by Mrs. de Jong Pombo. Registration is non-refundable. The $100 fee can not be pro-rated for missed classes. Students should be available to attend all three dates via online platform Zoom. 



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de Jong-Pombo 2/6 - 4/24 Sa 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM $100.00 View

Intro to Music Production with Logic Pro X
This course is designed for students who have some experience composing or recording their own musical performances and want to obtain a more professional sound. The class focuses on the basics of Logic Pro X, recording engineering and mixing. Students interested in ALL genres of music will gain knowledge in producing better sounding mixes and gaining skills for faster project completion. Requirements: Students should have strong  internet connection, video camera, headphones in order to participate in the online Zoom classroom experience. Apple Logic Pro X software (90 day free trial available on Apple.com) and an Apple mac computer are required.  Students should have some background in composing or music recording.

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Langsbard 2/1 - 2/18 Mo Th 03:30 PM - 04:25 PM $225.00 View

Introduction to Orchestral Conducting
Colburn Youth Orchestra conductor Maestro Maxim Eshkenazy takes students on a journey through the elements of conducting technique in order to begin to appreciate the relationship between gesture and sound. Students must currently be an instrumentalist or vocalist at an intermediate to advance level. Ideal for students who have been previous experience in chamber music, orchestra, or vocal ensemble programs.

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Eshkenazy 1/24 - 4/18 Su 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM $325.00 View

Orchestral Conducting I

Colburn Youth Orchestra conductor Maestro Maxim Eshkenazy takes students on a journey through the elements of conducting technique in order to begin to appreciate the relationship between gesture and sound. Students must currently be an instrumentalist or vocalist at an intermediate to advance level. Ideal for students who have been enrolled in chamber music, orchestra, or vocal ensemble programs.

Pre-requisite: Introduction to Orchestral Conducting.



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Eshkenazy 9/20 - 5/16 Su 10:30 AM - 11:55 AM $744.00 View