Faculty

Adriana Balic

Adjunct Instructor

  • Program:
    Popular Music
  • Division:
    Contemporary Music
  • Expertise:
    Performance


Biography

Adriana Balic is a versatile musical chameleon in the music industry: vocalist, pianist, keyboardist, guitarist, songwriter, producer, bandleader, and educator, covering classical to jazz to pop/rock styles. In summer 2017, Adriana is returning as a keyboardist and vocalist to her touring family with the Grammy Award winning artist “P!NK” for a festival tour, where P!NK is headlining summer festivals in the US, Canada and Europe. Previously, Adriana worked as a touring musician (keyboardist and backing vocalist) with the pop-rock artist P!NK until the birth of her son in 2008. She is seen playing live on the Pink DVDs Live from Wembley Arena, London, England (2007) and Live In Europe (2004).

Balic has appeared on television in the U.S. and abroad on such shows as MTV Total Request Live, David Letterman, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brian, Good Morning America, the Today Show, Saturday Night Live, Ellen and American Idol. Other artists she has played with include Sheila E, Il Divo, Brenda Russell, Peabo Bryson, Norman Brown, Everett Harp, IMPROMP-2, and Don Grusin. She has also appeared on stage and played in the band of the U.S. National Touring theater production of Jersey Boys.

Balic shares her passion for music, writing, and performance by teaching students in her private studio as well as offering clinics and guest lectures across the country. In between travel, live gigs, and teaching, she can be found in the studio writing and performing music for her own artist projects as well as recording for others. Her voice can be heard on the soundtrack for the film American Pie 4: Band-camp. She is also a member of the Boswellmania vocal trio, featuring Balic on piano and vocals showcasing the jazz works of the 1930’s Boswell Sisters.

Balic is from Vancouver, Canada and was a full-time assistant professor in the voice department at Berklee College before moving to Los Angeles. Currently, she is on Berklee Music’s faculty teaching pop/rock vocals and also an Adjunct Assistant Professor on the Popular Music faculty, teaching private instruction and songwriting at the USC Thornton School of Music.


Academic degrees

  • Master of Arts in Learning Technologies, Pepperdine University

Other academic experience:

  • Bachelor of Music, University of British Columbia
  • Diploma in Professional Music, Berklee College of Music
  • Diploma Piano Performance, Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto
  • Diploma in Piano Pedagogy, Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto

Studied with:

Jerry Bergonzi, Ed Tomassi, Jay Clayton, Joanne Brackeen, Paul Schmeling, Ray Santisi, Pat Pattison, Roger Love, Mark Baxter, Jan Shapiro, Kum Sing Lee