Camille Colatosti, Ph.D.

 Camille Colatosti Interlochen Center for the Arts
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Bachelor of Arts, English
University of Michigan
Master of Arts, English Language and Literature
University of Michigan
Doctor of Philosophy, English Language and Literature

About Camille

Camille Colatosti serves as Provost at Interlochen Center for the Arts. In this role, she oversees all aspects of education, including curriculum, assessment, and pedagogy, for the Interlochen Arts Academy, the Interlochen Arts Camp, Interlochen Online, and the Interlochen College for Creative Arts. She spearheaded a curriculum review that led to new and expanded educational programs in Music Production & Engineering and contemporary music, and solidified a partnership between the Interlochen Arts Academy and Indiana University, allowing Academy students to earn college credits. Her leadership was instrumental in developing The Interlochen 5. As the co-chair of the Campus Health Task Force she has helped ensure Interlochen was able to continue to provide world-class arts education throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. She led the establishment of Interlochen Online, and has overseen multiple interdisciplinary tours across the country, including stops at National Sawdust and the New World Center. 

Prior to her appointment at Interlochen, she served as Dean for Institutional Research and Assessment/Graduate Studies at Berklee College of Music. There, she led graduate education, and directed the college’s accreditation, institutional assessment, program review and continuous improvement initiatives. She served as founding dean for graduate studies, helping to build Berklee’s international campus in Valencia, Spain, and leading the institution’s development of master’s of music and master’s of arts degrees in music performance, film and game composition, music technology, music business, music education and music therapy. Her accreditation work was instrumental in the merger between Berklee College of Music and the Boston Conservatory. She also led the development of the dual degree program between Berklee and Harvard University.

Camille has published numerous articles on education, women’s issues, and other social topics. She is the author of the books To Be an Artist: Musicians, Visual Artists, Writers, and Dancers Speak (2012; 2023 2nd ed.) and Stopping Sexual Harassment (2002). 

An educator for more than 30 years, Camille earned her Ph.D. and Master’s of Arts in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

I believe in the power of art and creativity to change the world. I believe in the power of education, and I believe in the power of people working together. My educational philosophy and leadership practice is informed by, and inseparable from, these beliefs. I approach education, administration, and leadership as creative arts that require teamwork, patience, listening, and innovation.

  • Books
    • To Be an Artist: Musicians, Visual Artists, Writers, and Dancers Speak. Bowie, MD: E L Kurdyla Publishing LLC, Press, 2012. Berklee Press, 2023. 
    • Stopping Sexual Harassment: A Handbook for Union and Workplace Activists. (co-authored with Elissa Karg.) Detroit: Labor, Education and Research Project, 1992. 
  • Awards
    • National Endowment for the Humanities, Enduring Questions Grant
    • Woman of Distinction, Girl Scouts of America
    • The Athena Award for Women’s Leadership 
    • Ms. Foundation Award for Research on Working Women
  • Professional Training/Service
    • Harvard Graduate School of Education, Management Development Program (MDP)
    • Reviewer, American Association of Colleges and Universities: General Education and Assessment focus 
    • Mentor for Assessment Academy, Higher Learning Commission


B.A, English - University of Massachusetts-Amherst

M.A., English Language and Literature - University of Michigan

Ph.D., English Language and Literature - University of Michigan