A Message from the Provost

Adrian Daly standing outside Thayer Hall on Colburn campus
Prospective students and families, welcome.

I am thrilled that you are interested in making Colburn’s Music Academy a part of your musical and artistic journey. Your future as a professional musician will continue to thrive here.

The Music Academy is a place to grow, explore, and engage—all with a committed community of support around you. Our robust and comprehensive program provides conservatory-level training tailored to your interests. In-depth instrumental performance, and music theory instruction is complemented by skill-based training in the areas of stage presence, musician health, career development, and more. With a focus on excellence, you will learn from world-class faculty and work with renowned guest artists while performing often, both as a soloist and as an ensemble player.

At Colburn, we strive to train the whole artist. As you develop as a performer, community engagement opportunities, academic support, and an emphasis on collaborative learning will help you reach your full artistic potential.

Your time in the Music Academy is a stepping-stone to the world’s top conservatories. Bring your passion and dedication, and we will ensure you are prepared for the path ahead.

With best wishes,
Adrian Daly, DMA