EIN 95-2501387

Colburn School

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The Colburn School is a performing arts school with a focus on music and dance located in downtown Los Angeles. It consists of four divisions: the Conservatory of Music, the Music Academy, Community School of Performing Arts, and Dance Academy.
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Program areas at Colburn School

See schedule othe Colburn School (The "School") is a California not-for-profit corporation located in The heart of downtown los angeles, California. Led by an outstanding faculty, The School provides dedicated students The highest quality performing arts education with an emphasis on performance.the School was founded in 1950 as a preparatory program for The university of southern California and fulfilled that function until 1980 when it became an independent community School for The performing arts and was accredited as a non-degree-granting institution by The national association of schools of music (nasm). Currently, this program is known as The Colburn School of performing arts (cspa) and offers programs in music, dance, drama and voice to approximately 2,000 students of all ages (toddler to adult) and abilities (novice through advanced). The School also operates community outreach programs that bring performing arts to under-served children in inner-city schools.the Colburn conservatory of music (cscm), established in 2003, offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs specializing in classical music performance. Cscm programs range from two to four years of study and result in one of The following: a bachelor of music degree, a performance diploma, a master of music degree, an artist's diploma, or a professional studies certificate. Admission to cscm is highly selective, and cscm provides all students with scholarships that cover full tuition and room and board. Cscm enrolled 131 and 129 students during The year ended june 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively. Cscm is accredited by The nasm as a degree-granting school.the Colburn music academy (csma), established in 2010, is a non-degree program designed to provide a comprehensive curriculum of classes to highly gifted pre-college students focused on careers in music. Csma enrolled 45 and 40 students during The years ended june 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively. The trudl zipper dance institute (tzdi) was created in 2008, carving out The youth and adult dance classes from cspa. The dance academy was created in 2014 under tzdi as a pre-professional training program for a select group of ballet students aged 14-18. Tzdi enrolled 265 and 189 students during The years ended june 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, in its ballet, tap, and modern dance programs. In addition, The dance academy enrolled 19 and 12 students during The years ended june 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively.

Who funds Colburn School

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Colburn Music FundClassical Music Education Support$8,200,000
Colburn FoundationSupport of the Classical Arts$4,085,489
Dunard Fund USAGeneral Support$2,050,000
...and 37 more grants received totalling $16,988,104

Personnel at Colburn School

Seljuk KardanPresident and Chief Executive Officer$575,717
Maeesha MerchantChief Financial Officer and Vice President of Business Develop.$303,635
Seth WeintraubChief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer / Chief Financial Officer and Cao and Treasurer / Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer$141,368
Jennifer KallendVice President of Communications$240,735
Anne E WickertVice President Advancement$267,084
...and 21 more key personnel

Financials for Colburn School

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$270,432,541
Program services$16,709,425
Investment income and dividends$1,911,588
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$445,304
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$3,950,554
Net income from fundraising events$-234,845
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$727,573
Total revenues$293,942,140

Form 990s for Colburn School

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-05-15990View PDF
2020-062021-04-21990View PDF
2019-062021-01-21990View PDF
2018-062019-09-14990View PDF
2017-062018-06-14990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

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Data update history
June 26, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
May 25, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
May 13, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
May 8, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $100,000 from Negaunee Foundation
July 21, 2022
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $590,966 from The Max H Gluck Foundation
Nonprofit Types
SchoolsK-12 schoolsArts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsPerforming arts organizationsPerforming arts centersHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
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General information
200 South Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Metro area
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
Los Angeles County, CA
Website URL
(213) 621-1050
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A6E: Performing Arts Schools
NAICS code, primary
611110: Elementary and Secondary Schools
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