Adriana Balic has toured the world as a member of popstar P!NK’s band since 2003, on keys, backing vocals and guitar. In November 2019, Balic completed P!NK’s “Beautiful Trauma” World Tour which broke records, playing to over 3 million people and making it the 10th highest grossing tour in Billboard Boxscore’s history. Balic’s media credits include Saturday Night Live, Apple Music, Top of the Pops, iHeartRadio Live and American Idol. Other artist’s Balic has played with include Gwen Stefani, Wrabel, Sheila E, The Rubens, Brenda Russell, Chris Stapleton, Peabo Bryson, Norman Brown, Everett Harp, Il Divo, Don Grusin and the U.S. National Touring Theater Production of “Jersey Boys”. She plays Roland keyboards and is a Roland Artist.
As an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, Balic has been teaching keys, voice, and songwriting in the Popular Music Program since its second year of inception in 2010. She has also been on faculty at Berklee Online as the Pop/Rock Vocals Instructor since 2010. Additionally in 2016, Balic completed a Master of Arts in Learning Technologies from Pepperdine University with her thesis and capstone project on video and hybrid instruction, blended learning, flipped classroom and online platforms.
Balic, a Vancouver native, holds Bachelor degrees in (Classical) Music and Music Education from the University of British Columbia in Canada and a Diploma in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston. With life stories to share from both stage and school, Balic recognizes the uniqueness of each student and designs individualized 21st century instruction and strategies for their evolving artistry. In 2017, College Magazine named Balic as one of the “10 Female Music Teachers That Inspire Us”.
“I’m a life-long learner in this journey of artistry. There is no end-game in music. I facilitate risk taking to support the discovery of untapped creative potential. Empowering others in their musical pursuits brings me joy, and seeing their confidence and talent evolve is my reward.”