Large Ensembles/Orchestras



Colburn Chamber Orchestra
Students in the Colburn Chamber Orchestra get the experience of working together in a small ensemble, which builds musicianship and orchestral skills. The orchestra has commissioned and premiered works by internationally known composers, such as Thea Musgrave and Steven Stucky.

In 2004, the orchestra debuted at Walt Disney Concert Hall on the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Sounds About Town series, and performed a joint concert with the Colburn Conservatory of Music Orchestra. Past performances have also featured both outstanding student and faculty soloists. The Colburn Chamber Orchestra also appears regularly in LACMA’s Sundays Live, which presents weekly performances by professional artists and is broadcast on KUSC 91.5.

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Colburn School
Olive Rehearsal Hall (ORH)
13 - &up Eshkenazy 8/25 - 5/17 Su 06:15 PM - 08:45 PM $1,015.00 View

Colburn Sinfonietta
Smaller than the Colburn Youth Orchestra, the Colburn Sinfonietta performs works by composers like Beethoven and Haydn regularly throughout the year. Performances feature student and faculty soloists.

Students in the Sinfonietta get the experience of working together in a small orchestral setting, playing Classical repertoire, and building musicianship and orchestral expertise.

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Colburn School
Olive Rehearsal Hall (ORH)
Eshkenazy 8/25 - 5/17 Su 03:15 PM - 05:45 PM $1,015.00 View

Colburn Youth Orchestra
The Colburn Youth Orchestra performs standard symphonic literature, as well as newly commissioned works and arrangements done especially for the ensemble. Performance venues include Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Alex Theatre in Glendale, the Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo, and LACMA.

A highlight of the group’s concert season includes their annual participation in the Colburn Community School’s Collaboration Concert. This performance brings together the Colburn Youth Orchestra, Colburn Sinfonietta, Colburn Chamber Orchestra, Colburn Concert Choir, Young Men’s Chorus, ballet, and modern dance students for an evening of collaborative pieces all on one stage.

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Colburn School
Olive Rehearsal Hall (ORH)
13 - &up Eshkenazy 8/25 - 5/17 Su 12:00 PM - 02:45 PM $1,015.00 View

Concert Band
Placement in Concert Band is based on audition, if you would like to be considered for the upcoming academic year please contact [email protected] to schedule an audition. 

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Colburn School
Olive Rehearsal Hall (ORH)
Crockett 8/24 - 5/16 Th Sa Varied $800.00 View

String Ensemble
The String Ensemble includes violins, violas, cellos, and double basses. Students in the ensemble will focus on development of orchestral performance techniques, musicianship, sight-reading, and ensemble skills. Repertoire is in the intermediate range.

Approximately 30 student musicians are accepted each year; selection is based primarily on demonstrated ability and musical promise, but orchestral balance is also considered.

All new and returning students must audition for placement.

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Colburn School
Olive Rehearsal Hall (ORH)
10 - &up Shimizu 8/28 - 5/13 We 06:00 PM - 06:50 PM $940.00 View

String Orchestra
The String Orchestra includes violins, violas, cellos, and double basses. Students in the ensemble will focus on the refinement of orchestral performance techniques, musical expression and style, sight-reading, and ensemble skills.

Repertoire is in the intermediate to advanced range, with works in original instrumentation by composers such as Corelli, Handel, Mozart, Holst, and Richard Meyer, as well as arrangements of standard literature.

Selection is based primarily on demonstrated ability and musical promise, but orchestral balance is also considered.

All new and returning students must audition for placement.

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Colburn School
Olive Rehearsal Hall (ORH)
11 - &up Shimizu 8/28 - 5/13 We 07:00 PM - 08:40 PM $980.00 View

Violin Ensemble
The Violin Ensemble is an entry-level ensemble for the Community School of Performing Arts pre-college orchestra program. Appropriate for both Suzuki and traditional violin students, an emphasis is placed on introducing orchestral performance techniques, developing musicianship, and reinforcing music theory and reading skills. Approximately 24 student musicians are accepted each year.

Participants must study privately and have basic reading skills (i.e. Joanne Martin, I Can Read Music, Volume 2). No previous orchestral experience is necessary. All new and returning students must audition for placement.

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Colburn School
Mayman Hall
8 - &up McLean 9/4 - 5/13 We 06:00 PM - 06:40 PM $860.00 View

Wind Ensemble
Placement in Wind Ensemble is based on audition, if you would like to be considered for the upcoming academic year please contact [email protected] to schedule an audition. 

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Colburn School
Olive Rehearsal Hall (ORH)
Crockett 8/26 - 5/18 Mo 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $1,000.00 View