The Colburn school launched a new scholarship program this afternoon after receiving a $250,000 grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation as part of their "Widening the Stage for Musically Talented Youth" program. Available to residents of Southern, CA, this grant will allow 44 high-need students who demonstrate an intermediate level of musicianship or higher to benefit from the multitude of gifts an education at Colburn has to offer.
This new grant serves as a gateway to Colburn and to excellence in education for children, aged 10-18, who would otherwise have limited access to high quality performing arts teaching. Each of the successful participants will receive a complete custom curriculum, based on a combination of applied lessons, chamber music, large ensembles (orchestra, jazz ensemble, wind ensemble, vocal ensemble, etc) and music theory.
Students will be given the opportunity to experience the state-of-the-art downtown campus and immerse themselves in Colburn's culture of excellence, while directly benefiting from daily interactions with other musically talented youth. At the completion of the program, each student will gain the knowledge, experience, confidence and preparation needed to continue their studies.
Sel Kardan, President and CEO of The Colburn School said: "The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's generous gift to the Colburn School has allowed us to create a new scholarship for our local community at this most critical of time for arts education in California. "The Colburn School is overjoyed to receive a grant from The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. This generous gift will further support our work, and deepen our ability to provide access to excellence for high-need, high-talent students interested in pursuing a lifelong relationship with, and appreciation for, the arts."
The Colburn School welcomes new students to apply to apply from February 1st through March 22nd 2013. Applications are available through the school's website at www.colburnschool.edu.