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A Peek Inside Colburn School

By Eric Richardson
Published: Wednesday, August 15, 2007, at 08:17AM
Colburn School Eric Richardson [Flickr]

On Saturday the Colburn School will be having its first move-in day. For the first time in its fifty-seven year history, the school will be welcoming students to on-campus housing as it christens 326,000 square feet of new space on Bunker Hill.

Yesterday I met up with Barbara Vyden, Colburn's Director of Development, to get a look around the new space. In three years of living Downtown it marked the first time I'd set foot in the school, a sad admission given the more than one hundred public performances put on each year.

The Colburn School started in 1950, but didn't move into the Downtown core until its Grand Avenue building was opened in 1998. Along with the programs it provides its full-time students, the school offers a range of classes that age in age from one to adult.

While Colburn's event calendar may be empty at the moment, trust that to be just the transition of beginning a new year. In the next few weeks the school will come back to life and begin another year of providing Downtown residents with another nearby space to expand their cultural horizons.


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