Students at the Colburn Conservatory of Music all receive full tuition and room & board scholarships; however, if you need additional support to help fund other expenses, you can apply through FAFSA to maximize opportunities for receiving financial aid. Grants and loans from FAFSA can help pay for additional costs at Colburn.
Is Colburn Right for Me?
Given the quality of the musical education you’ll receive and the free tuition and room & board, Colburn is an extremely attractive choice for aspiring musicians. That said, there are other considerations to take into account.
First off, Colburn is a small program, which might not be for everyone. Second, although the Colburn School provides a general studies component, Colburn is first and foremost a music school and students looking for a music school attached to a liberal arts college or university to further develop their academic skills may want to look elsewhere. Finally, the school is located in an urban setting in Los Angeles. A visit to Colburn should be on your list before making a final decision to attend.
Keep in mind, Colburn does not offer a music composition or classical voice program.
For Colburn and many other schools, the application process can be confusing and difficult to navigate. There are many parts to understanding how to truly and successfully succeed in the audition process.
If you are interested in attending college for music, and you would like to receive high level assistance in how to audition, interview, and master the college application for Colburn or any other music school, check out Music School Central’s College Consulting Program.