Student and Alumni Accomplishments

Students from around the world come to Colburn’s Music Academy to prepare for careers in music. They are recipients of national awards, winners of competitions, and featured performers with professional orchestras. Upon leaving Colburn, Music Academy students matriculate into the Colburn Conservatory and other top-ranked conservatories and music programs.

Prepared for Conservatory Study

2023-24 Music Academy graduates were accepted to the following schools:

  • Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Colburn Conservatory of Music
  • Curtis Institute of Music
  • Eastman School of Music
  • Juilliard School
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • New England Conservatory
  • Rice University
  • Royal Conservatory of Music
  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music
  • University of Southern California
  • Wellesley College

Awards, Competitions, and Performances

Students of the Music Academy are recipients of national and international awards and winners of prominent competitions. Recent highlights include:

  • Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition (Junior String Division), Horszowski Trio Prize for Piano Trio
  • Amadeus International Music Awards, Silver Medal
  • Gustav Mahler Prize Cello Competition (Category 4), First Prize
  • XVII International Tchaikovsky Competition, Live Round
  • Manhattan International Music Competition, Gold Medal
  • Music Center Spotlight Awards, Grand Prize Finalist
  • Music International Grand Prix, First Prize
  • Nina Simone Piano Competition (Seniors Division), Gold Medal
  • Sound Espressivo Competition, Laureate
  • Opus Music Competition, First Prize
  • Stulberg International String Competition, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals
  • Tibor Junior International Violin Competition, Second Prize
  • Vivo International Music Competition, First Prize YoungArts (Classical Music), Finalist
  • YoungArts Award Recipient

Summer Programs

Each year, Music Academy students attend top summer programs including:

  • Aspen Music Festival & School
  • Boston University Tanglewood Institute
  • Heifetz International Music Institute
  • Morningside Music Bridge
  • National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute
  • Perlman Music Program

See a complete list of Colburn student accomplishments

2023-24 Accomplishments