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.


The application will be available in November 2020, with an application deadline in January 2021. The application fee is $80.

Sign up to receive a notification when the application goes live by completing the inquiry form.

Music Academy Inquiry Form


All applicants who pass the pre-screening round will be invited for a live audition in Los Angeles in spring 2021.