The Colburn School

The Colburn School Overview

The Colburn School is located in Los Angeles, CA. The organization was established in 1981. According to its NTEE Classification (A6E) the organization is classified as: Performing Arts Schools, under the broad grouping of Arts, Culture & Humanities and related organizations. As of 06/2020, Colburn School employed 436 individuals. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 06/2020, Colburn School generated $44.1m in total revenue. This represents relatively stable growth, over the past 5 years the organization has increased revenue by an average of 9.4% each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $51.1m during the year ending 06/2020. While expenses have increased by 2.6% per year over the past 5 years. They've been increasing with an increasing level of total revenue. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.

Mission & Program ActivityExcerpts From the 990 Filing

TAX YEAR

2020

Describe the Organization's Mission:

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SCHOOL WITH ACCLAIMED FACULTY PROVIDING THE HIGHEST QUALITY PERFORMING ARTS EDUCATION

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

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SEE SCHEDULE OTHE COLBURN SCHOOL ("THE SCHOOL") IS A CALIFORNIA NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION LOCATED IN THE HEART OF THE CULTURAL CORRIDOR IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. THE MISSION OF THE SCHOOL IS TO OFFER THE HIGHEST QUALITY PERFORMING ARTS EDUCATION BY AN OUTSTANDING FACULTY IN AN OPTIMAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.THE SCHOOL WAS FOUNDED IN 1950 AS A PREPARATORY PROGRAM FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA UNTIL 1980 WHEN IT BECAME AN INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF 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 1,900 STUDENTS OF ALL AGES (TODDLER TO ADULT) AND ABILITIES (NOVICE THROUGH ADVANCED). THE SCHOOL ALSO OPERATES COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS WHICH BRING PERFORMING ARTS TO UNDERSERVED CHILDREN IN INNER-CITY SCHOOLS.THE CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, ESTABLISHED IN 2003, OFFERS UNDERGRADUATE, GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL-DEGREE PROGRAMS SPECIALIZING IN CLASSICAL MUSICAL PERFORMANCE. CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC PROGRAMS RANGE FROM TWO TO FOUR YEARS AND RESULT IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: A BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE, AN ARTIST'S DIPLOMA OR A PROFESSIONAL STUDIES CERTIFICATE. ADMISSION TO THE CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC IS HIGHLY SELECTIVE, AND THE CONSERVATORY PROVIDES FINANCIAL AID TO STUDENTS, COVERING FULL TUITION AND ROOM AND BOARD. THE CONSERVATORY HAD 120 ENROLLED STUDENTS DURING THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2019. THE CONSERVATORY IS ACCREDITED BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF MUSIC (NASM) AS A DEGREE-GRANTING SCHOOL.THE MUSIC ACADEMY, ESTABLISHED IN 2010, IS A NON-DEGREE PROGRAM DESIGNED TO PROVIDE A COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM OF CLASSES TO PRE-COLLEGE HIGHLY GIFTED STUDENTS FOCUSED ON CAREERS IN MUSIC. THE MUSIC ACADEMY HAD 32 STUDENTS ENROLLED DURING THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2019. THE DANCE ACADEMY, ESTABLISHED IN 2014, IS A PRE-PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM FOR A SELECT GROUP OF STUDENTS AGE 14-19 PURSUING THEIR GOAL OF BECOMING PROFESSIONAL DANCERS AND ARTISTIC LEADERS. THE DANCE ACADEMY HAD 18 STUDENTS ENROLLED DURING THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2019. STUDENTS IN BOTH ACADEMIES ARE ADMITTED BY AUDITION AND ANY TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED ARE FUNDED BY THIRD-PARTY GRANTORS.


SEE SCHEDULE OTHE COLBURN SCHOOL ("THE SCHOOL") IS A CALIFORNIA NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION LOCATED IN THE HEART OF THE CULTURAL CORRIDOR IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. THE MISSION OF THE SCHOOL IS TO OFFER THE HIGHEST QUALITY PERFORMING ARTS EDUCATION BY AN OUTSTANDING FACULTY IN AN OPTIMAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.THE SCHOOL WAS FOUNDED IN 1950 AS A PREPARATORY PROGRAM FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA UNTIL 1980 WHEN IT BECAME AN INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF 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 1,900 STUDENTS OF ALL AGES (TODDLER TO ADULT) AND ABILITIES (NOVICE THROUGH ADVANCED). THE SCHOOL ALSO OPERATES COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS WHICH BRING PERFORMING ARTS TO UNDERSERVED CHILDREN IN INNER-CITY SCHOOLS.THE CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, ESTABLISHED IN 2003, OFFERS UNDERGRADUATE, GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL-DEGREE PROGRAMS SPECIALIZING IN CLASSICAL MUSICAL PERFORMANCE. CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC PROGRAMS RANGE FROM TWO TO FOUR YEARS AND RESULT IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: A BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE, AN ARTIST'S DIPLOMA OR A PROFESSIONAL STUDIES CERTIFICATE. ADMISSION TO THE CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC IS HIGHLY SELECTIVE, AND THE CONSERVATORY PROVIDES FINANCIAL AID TO STUDENTS, COVERING FULL TUITION AND ROOM AND BOARD. THE CONSERVATORY HAD 120 ENROLLED STUDENTS DURING THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2019. THE CONSERVATORY IS ACCREDITED BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF MUSIC (NASM) AS A DEGREE-GRANTING SCHOOL.THE MUSIC ACADEMY, ESTABLISHED IN 2010, IS A NON-DEGREE PROGRAM DESIGNED TO PROVIDE A COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM OF CLASSES TO PRE-COLLEGE HIGHLY GIFTED STUDENTS FOCUSED ON CAREERS IN MUSIC. THE MUSIC ACADEMY HAD 32 STUDENTS ENROLLED DURING THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2019. THE DANCE ACADEMY, ESTABLISHED IN 2014, IS A PRE-PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM FOR A SELECT GROUP OF STUDENTS AGE 14-19 PURSUING THEIR GOAL OF BECOMING PROFESSIONAL DANCERS AND ARTISTIC LEADERS. THE DANCE ACADEMY HAD 18 STUDENTS ENROLLED DURING THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2019. STUDENTS IN BOTH ACADEMIES ARE ADMITTED BY AUDITION AND ANY TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED ARE FUNDED BY THIRD-PARTY GRANTORS.


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The Colburn School Board, Officers & Key Employees

Name (title)Compensation
Seljuk Kardan
President & CEO
$642,384
Robert Lipsett
Professor
$396,795
Fabio Bidini
Professor
$359,053
Edward Horner
Senior VP (thru 12/19)
$293,598
Adrian Daly
Provost
$274,424
Seth Weintraub
Cfo/cao/treasurer
$272,520

The Colburn School Vendors

Vendor Name (Service)Compensation
Universal Protection Service Lp
Security
$776,176
Gehry Partners Llp
Architecture
$8,913,590
Cambridge Associates
Investment Management
$343,796
Universal Protection Service Lp
Security
$776,176
Cambridge Associates
Investment Management
$343,796
Gehry Partners Llp
Architecture
$8,913,590
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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$0
Fundraising events$343,515
Related organizations$7,600,990
Government grants $0
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$16,789,525
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $2,661,015
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$24,734,030
Total Program Service Revenue$15,326,024
Investment income $1,182,188
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Net Rental Income $259,217
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales $675,668
Net Income from Fundraising Events -$108,498
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $0
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $44,139,579

The Colburn School Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 2 grants that The Colburn School has recieved totaling $84,350.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
Keith And Cecilia Terasaki Family Foundation

Monrovia, CA

PURPOSE: BOARD MEMBER CONTRIBUTIONSUPPORT CAMPUS EXPANSION, CELEBRATE COLBURN EVENT AND BEETHOVEN EVENT

$60,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc

Newark, DE

PURPOSE: GENERAL SUPPORT

$24,350
View Grant Recipient Profile

Endowment Analysis

Beg. Balance$159,548,534
Earnings-$3,755,462
Net Contributions$9,249,003
Other Expense$15,602,399
Grants$1,397,601
Ending Balance$148,042,075

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