The music program at Interlochen Arts Academy combines pre-professional training and college-preparatory academics. We offer instrumental music, vocal music, music composition, and singer-songwriter programs for grades 9-12, as well as a post-graduate year.
At Interlochen Arts Academy, motion picture arts students receive in-depth instruction in all aspects of film production, with artistic and technical resources unparalleled at the secondary school level.
Ken Ludwig, two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright, spent two weeks with students from the High School Repertory Theatre Production summer program as they worked on a production of his play Midsummer/Jersey.
Students in the Musical Theatre Audition Intensive Program work with a team of experienced professionals and university instructors to gain experience in all areas of audition preparation for college and professional theatre training programs.
After a lifetime surrounded by the music of Nashville, an aspiring musician makes the journey to Interlochen to learn, create, perform and network with his musical peers as part of the singer-songwriter program at Interlochen.
An excerpt from the March 2014 winter dance concert, and just one example of the cross-discipline collaboration that students at the Academy engage in. The performance included music, dance and set design from visual arts.
During the summer, young visual artists from all over the world travel to Interlochen, where they can refine their skills or explore new mediums of expression. Take a look at the students, faculty and creativity that happens in the visual arts program at Interlochen every summer.
In the summer of 2013, Interlochen Arts Camp launched a new six-week musical theatre program for junior students. The junior musical theatre program helps students build a foundation in acting, dancing and singing.
The 2009 Future of Cinema Film Festival took place in May, and featured guest filmmakers Adrian Belic, Logan and Noah Miller, as well as representatives from the ARRI Group, which manufactures cameras and lighting equipment.
Each summer, some of Interlochen's most accomplished young musicians compete for a chance to perform as a soloist with one of Interlochen's large ensembles. This is part one of a two part series, featuring the 2011 concerto competition.
"A Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor, broadcasted live on NPR, was a night of music, comedy, and talent. The event showcased two Interlochen Arts Academy students who performed vocal and trumpet pieces. The sold-out concert highlighted Garrison Keillor’s creative and comical style along with several musical acts.
Diane Holcomb Wilshere (IAA '79), Actor, Writer, Director, talks about the ways in which students are nurtured in all areas--academic as well as artistic--and encouraged to explore new things while attending Interlochen Arts Academy.