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The Colburn School, located in downtown Los Angeles, provides the highest quality performing arts education at all levels of development in an optimal learning environment. The school serves the community by presenting our students, faculty, and guest artists in more than 300 concerts each year, many of which are free. Additionally, the Colburn School's community engagement programs reach approximately 15,000 underserved children in the community each year.

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Music is Medicine: Using Art Therapy to Repair Pathways in the Brain

After a car accident left clarinetist Christine Blue in a coma, her doctors weren’t even sure she’d wake up. Pioneering music therapists worked to painstakingly build up her memory and return her to the instrument.
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Pitch Perfect: The Technical Complexities of Tuning a Piano

A modern piano has over 12,000 components. What does it take to keep one of these instruments in working order?
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Igniting Creativity: Art Camps and Their Potential to Transform

The Colburn School’s Summer Encounter is an intensive two-week camp for arts-hungry kids. In its 15th year, the program offers students the opportunity to explore a variety of art disciplines.
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Why the Humanities Are Vital to Music Education

There's value in having knowledge of the humanities -- no matter what you're doing, whether it's playing a violin or writing code.
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Walter Arlen: Exiled Composer's Personal Works Are Rediscovered

Born Walter Aptowitzer, composer Walter Arlen left Nazi-occupied Austria in 1939 for the United States at age 18. In Los Angeles, Arlen would become a prominent music critic but stash away his original works for many years. In recent times, an effort h...
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Stravinsky in Los Angeles: Flight of The Firebird

The composition that launched Igor Stravinsky to stardom also allowed him to earn American citizenship and make a home in Los Angeles for 30 years.
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