Colby Carson

Associate Dean of Admission & Financial Aid, Interlochen Arts Academy


M.A., Arts Administration, Florida State University; B.M.E., Choral Music Education, Florida State University

Prior to coming to Interlochen, Colby Carson served as Director of Recruitment and Enrollment at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Music, a position he came to after serving as Director of Admission at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music. Colby was previously Assistant Director of Admissions for Recruitment at The Juilliard School in New York City.

Colby is originally from Kennesaw, Georgia and holds a master of arts in arts administration from The Florida State University College of Music, where he began working in admissions in 2009. Before returning to FSU, where he also received a bachelor in choral music education, Colby was a high school chorus teacher in Orlando, Florida. He is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Higher Education Management at the University of Pittsburgh.