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Colburn Receives $1 Million Bequest from Former Trustee

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Oct 06, 2017

According to the Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ), The Colburn School has received a $1 million bequest from Iona Benson, “a longtime volunteer, donor and former board member of the performing arts institution, located in downtown Los Angeles.” Iona Benson was formerly an honorary trustee for the National Guild.

The funds will be used to support need-based scholarships in the School of the Performing Arts.

The LABJ notes that “Benson volunteered at Colburn School for nearly two decades, overseeing Colburn’s community outreach program Musical Encounters. She was noted for personally writing thank you notes to each of the young performers. She also was involved in Colburn’s Summer Encounter program, created when the school moved to its current home on Grand Avenue in 1998.”

Read the full article here.

About The Colburn School

The Colburn School provides young people who possess a passion for music, dance, and drama access to quality instruction so they may further explore their interests and continue developing their talents. Our renowned faculty, including professional performers from nationally and internationally acclaimed companies, guide you through classes appropriate and catered to your age and skill level. Young beginners in the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts start by mastering the basics and build confidence with each new level of achievement. High school students hone their skills in the Colburn Music or Dance Academies, and college-age students prepare for careers in the performing arts through diploma and degree programs at the Colburn Conservatory of Music. Every year our students and faculty present hundreds of free or affordable performances in our beautiful, professional theaters on campus as well as in prestigious venues around Los Angeles.

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