Dotted across our Green and Duck Lake campuses, our rustic practice huts provide private, convenient spaces for Camp students to rehearse on their own. Practice huts fall into two categories: Multi-unit practice buildings and freestanding studios.
Multi-unit practice buildings, designated PB on campus maps, can be found in each Camp division and in several locations on main campus. These buildings feature individual practice rooms accessed through a private exterior door. All rooms contain a chair, a music stand, and electric lighting; some rooms on main campus structures may also contain an upright piano. Main-campus practice buildings are often utilized during supervised practice hour for junior and intermediate students.
Our freestanding studios are located under the pines just north of the Interlochen Bowl. Identified by the letter S and a number, our students affectionately refer to these structures as "S-Huts." While these studios are popular for individual practice, their larger size makes them perfect for small ensemble rehearsals, and some are equipped with Kawaii grand pianos. During the class day, many of these buildings are reserved for chamber ensemble coachings. High school students are invited to reserve them for private practice during the evening hours. The studio huts are among the oldest buildings on campus, with many of them dating back to the Camp's earliest days.
Both the practice buildings and studios are not winterized, and as such, are not available for student use during the Academy year.