The Colburn School

 Outside the Colburn School at night

Outside the Colburn School at night

The Colburn School, SongFest's Summer Institute hosting institution, is a world-class performing arts school where a renowned faculty provides instruction in music, dance and drama to dedicated students of all ages.

The school's state of-the-art campus is located in the 'heart-of-art' of downtown Los Angeles, neighboring Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Music Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and the planned Broad Museum.

A major campus expansion was realized In 2007. With more classroom, rehearsal and practice facilities for students, the expansion also served the community with public spaces including a performing arts library, three concert halls and a café.

Directions to the Colburn School and parking information


Colburn boasts two world-class performance halls, a chorus room, and a gorgeous orchestral rehearsal hall where SongFest concerts and masterclasses take place:

Residence Hall

 On the way to a concert from the residence hall

On the way to a concert from the residence hall

The residences at The Colburn School consist of fully furnished three-bedroom and four-bedroom suites. Each suite contains a living area; kitchenette with a microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator and sink; a shared bathroom; and single bedrooms with extra-long twin beds, wardrobes and desks. Four-bedroom suites have two bathrooms.

The residential building at The Colburn School offers the following amenities to its summer guests:

  • 24-hour fitness room that includes cardio equipment and strength conditioning machines

  • 24-hour access to coin-operated laundry facilities

  • Wi-Fi access

  • A music library

The Colburn Café

 The Colburn Café

The Colburn Café

The Colburn Café offers delicious food in a quick and friendly atmosphere. All participants will receive three meals a day Monday-Saturday and two meals on Sunday (brunch and dinner). The daily menu includes:

  • freshly made cookies and pastries

  • items from the grill

  • a sandwich station

  • cook-to-order food

  • ready made sandwiches, salads, and snacks

  • a large salad bar