Interlochen College of Creative Arts offers a variety of education programs in the arts for adults 18 years or older. Participants must turn 18 years of age on or before the first day of the desired education program. Enrollment is limited and participants will be registered on a first-come, first served basis. Early registration will help ensure your enrollment. A registration confirmation will be sent via email once registration and payment have been received and processed. Please complete one registration per participant per program enrolled. Tuition fees do not include housing and meals.
For campus housing rates and reservations, airport transportation rates and cafeteria meal plan options, please contact the Interlochen Stone Student Center at 231.276.7570. Inform the hotel reservation agent which adult education program you are a participant in to obtain your group rate lodging discount.
Cancellations made by the participant must be made in writing at least three weeks (21 days) prior to the start of the course or event and are subject to a cancellation fee based upon the following schedule. No tuition refunds will be given for any cancellation requests received after the cancellation deadline.
- For courses and events $250 and up, the cancellation fee is $75.
- For courses and events $100-$249, the cancellation fee is $35.
- For courses and events $50-$99, the cancellation fee is $20.
A full tuition refund will be issued to all registered students if a course or event is cancelled by Interlochen College of Creative Arts. Registrants will be notified of any cancellations by phone of email in a timely manner.
All refunds shall be processed within 30 days or sooner after receiving written notification of a participant's need to cancel or Interlochen College of Creative Arts need to cancel.
For further questions about program registrations, cancellations or refunds, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 231.276.7387.
Enjoy walking between classes, rehearsals and performances in venues across Interlochen Center for the Arts' spacious campus situated between two deep freshwater lakes. Click here to view Interlochen's virtual campus tour.
Various student and faculty exhibits, readings, concerts and guest artists performances may be scheduled during your program. Please visit the online events calendar for further details.
Please click here to visit the online Scholarshop or be sure to visit the Scholarshop when you are on campus to see their selection of art and writing supplies, gifts, clothing, food and one of the largest print music departments in Michigan. The Scholarshop is a major contributor to the scholarship program at the Interlochen Center for the Arts. Your purchases at the Scholarshop help ensure future generations a chance to experience all that is Interlochen.
For the safety of others, pets are not allowed in buildings on campus and must be leashed at all times. Interlochen Center for the Arts maintains a smoke-free, alcohol-free and weapon-free environment.
Location and Transportation
Interlochen Center for the Arts is 15 miles southwest of Traverse City, Michigan, two miles south of U.S. 31 on highway M-137. Traverse City is serviced by several daily flights via Detroit, Chicago and Minneapolis. If Stone Student Center is notified in advance of arrival time, participants arriving by plane or bus will be met by Interlochen transportation for a nominal fee. For questions regarding transportation, please contact Interlochen's Stone Student Center at 231-276-7570 or by email at email@example.com. Please click here for directions to Interlochen Center for the Arts.
The Mallory-Towsley Center for Arts Leadership is the home of Interlochen College of Creative Arts' staff offices and many of our programs. The Mallory-Towsley building is located to the left of the Phoenix Theatre (click here for map). Feel free to park in parking lots S, T or U if you would not like to walk across campus to Mallory-Towsley for registration check-in or for any sessions held in the Mallory-Towsley building during your program.
Lodging and Amenities
Interlochen Center for the Arts offers a range of accommodations, including historic hotel rooms, spartan residence hall units and rustic cabin-style lodges. Experience these camp accommodations once used by such Interlochen legends as Howard Hanson, Percy Grainger, Van Cliburn and Interlochen alumni including conductors Gerard Schwarz, Lorin Maazel and Frederick Fennell, violinists William Preucil and Ida Kavafian and clarinetist David Shifrin. Please click here to visit the campus online lodging page or call 231.276.7570 for more information. Inform the hotel reservation agent which adult education program you are a participant in, or provide the lodging code affiliated with your program, to request your group rate lodging discount.
A la Carte Meal Plan
Served buffet-style in the cafeteria, breakfasts include such standards as pancakes, scrambled eggs or cereal bar; with lunches and dinners featuring a salad bar and several main course selections. Vegetarian and gluten-free options exist at every meal. A dining experience unlike any other, this is an Interlochen tradition!
Individual meal tickets for $9 can be purchased at the hotel desk during check in or any time during your stay. For questions regarding meal plans, please contact Interlochen's Stone Student Center at 231-276-7570 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Things to Bring
Informal clothing is preferred for all activities. Please bring a warm jacket, rain gear, flashlight, small spiral notebook, sunscreen, bug spray, comfortable walking shoes and laundry soap (coin-operated facilities are available). A portable luggage cart for transporting your instrument is recommended.
Music stands will be provided for the scheduled sessions only; please bring a collapsible music stand for elective playing. The on-campus Scholarshop also has all the musical supplies you may need.
In an effort to be eco-conscious and reduce the amount of waste produced, please bring your own reusable coffee mug and water bottle. Water fountains are available throughout campus to refill your water bottle. Beverage service to refill your reusable mug is available in the Stone Center Cafeteria during meal service hours for participants with paid meal tickets.
Instrument Rental Information
Instrument availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email Lyndsay Hunter at email@example.com for all instrument rental inquiries including availability, payment, pick-up and drop-off arrangements.
Your mailing address while on campus should include:
Post Office Box 199
Interlochen, MI 49643-0199
Please visit the Interlochen Chamber of Commerce, MyNorth.com or the Traverse City Tourism websites for further information about the area including dining, museums, galleries and local attractions.
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