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TREE Academy

8628 Holloway Drive

West Hollywood, CA 90069


Tel: 424.204.5165

Please contact us for more information, or to arrange a tour.

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Warren Spaeth

Chairman of both the Music Theory Department for the Colburn School of Performing Arts and the Colburn Conservatory of Music.

Started teaching at the Community School of Performing Arts in 1981. Served as the academic advisor on the Planning Committee to build the Colburn Conservatory.

Classes taught include:
CSPA- Intermediate Music Theory I and II; Advanced Music Theory I and II; Advanced Placement Music Theory

Colburn Conservatory- Freshman and Sophomore Music Theory Classes.
Humanities Department- Ethics Classes.

Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences 1980-2001 2016-2018
Taught classes in chromatic harmony and classes in Ethics to 12th graders.
Started the school’s first class in Film Studies. Served as first Chairman of the

Music Department.
Simon's Rock College, Great Barrington, MA   1979-1980
Taught classes in music theory. Designed and taught a class titled, American Plays and Novels into Films, a seminar class that focused on the relation between the written and visual image.

University of California at Santa Barbara 1971-1976
Taught undergraduate classes in music theory for music majors, and music history and literature classes for non-majors. Designed and taught The Evolution of Rock for the non-major.

University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 1968-1970
Courses taught include music history and literature for the non-major.
Additional Positions, Awards, and Scholarships: Corresponding Editor for Current Musicology 1972-1974

Chairman of the Arts and Lectures Subcommittee on Jazz at UCSB.
Member, Arts and Lectures Subcommittee on Music, Film, and Special Events at UCSB.

Yearbook dedication, Crossroads School, Spring 1998

Teacher of the Quarter Award, UC Santa Barbara, Spring 1974
Tuition Scholarship, Manhattan School of Music, 1966-1967
New York State Regents Scholarship, 1962-1966



Bachelor of Music, Manhattan School of Music, 1966.
Master of Music, Manhattan School of Music, 1967.
Post graduate study, University of Miami, 1968-1970
Post graduate study, UCSB, 1971-1975


Personal Interests:
I performed 22 years of volunteer work at the Active Blind, a social welfare organization for Los Angeles’ elderly blind. Six years ago, I initiated an informal film series for Colburn Conservatory students and the wider Colburn community. For over 20 years, I have been an avid collector of documentaries, classical music videos, and theatrical films, many of which are used to enhance the learning experience of my students. I take great satisfaction  tracking down out-of-print books and films.

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