Apply to the Music Academy

The Colburn Music Academy is focused on providing pre-college musicians quality music education that will prepare them to study classical music in post-secondary institutions and to perform at an elite level. Acceptance is a highly selective process among students who already have demonstrated a qualified level of musicianship and performance abilities.

We invite you to explore the Music Academy viewbook.

Keep reading for more information on how to apply to the Colburn Music Academy.


We are now accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year.  The application deadline is January 10, 2023.

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All applicants who pass the pre-screening round will be invited to participate in an audition in March 2023.  We will be making a decision on whether auditions will be virtual or in-person in late January, based on world conditions related to the pandemic.