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Arts Academy 2023-2024
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Why Interlochen Arts Academy 

Here, learning extends far beyond the classroom. You'll work with world-renowned faculty and staff who'll become treasured mentors and teachers. You'll find people and kindred spirits who'll reveal other parts of yourself. You'll enjoy experiences and classes that will help you grow in ways you never thought possible.

At Interlochen, you'll unlock potential and find the confidence to push against your own limitations. Immersed in nature and surrounded by a global community of like-minded artists, you'll discover a high school for the arts (grades 9-12) you may only have dreamed about.


Arts Academy applications remain open as space permits

The regular decision deadline for the 2023-2024 academic year has passed. Applications will remain open after the deadline as space permits.

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Interdisciplinary. Interactive. Interwoven.

At Interlochen Arts Academy, transformation and opportunities happens everywhere — from the classroom to your residence hall, from the studio to the stage. Our holistic, integrated academic and arts education prepares you for a life of purpose and promise within — and beyond — the arts. Learn more about The Interlochen 5.

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Academic Life

Balance Intellectual Pursuit and Personal Growth

You’ll get an education that’s intellectually rigorous but so much more. Our curriculum emphasizes the importance of creativity, empathy, resilience, and connection. Skills that will serve you well in college — and in life. Our Liberal Arts and Math & Science departments include courses like Algebra, English, History, Physics, World Languages, Chemistry, Agricultural Science, in additional to AP programs and much more.

Two Interlochen Arts Academy students scale the climbing wall at the Dennison Center

Residence Life

Immerse Yourself in a One-of-a-Kind Environment

You'll be inspired by the natural beauty of our campus and invigorated by our state-of-the-art facilities. You'll live in a passionate community that fosters and values constant creativity, collaboration, communication, and real-life experience. In addition, you'll have a whole lot of fun with classmates who will challenge, support, and value you - and become your lifelong friends along the way.

Students relax in the Music Center lounge between classes at Interlochen Arts Academy

Artistic Life

Do What You Love, Better than Before

Here, you’ll find a high school for art that provides opportunity to master your discipline: from superior equipment and resources, to personalized instruction from teaching artists who excel in their fields. You’ll practice, perfect, and perform your art constantly with teachers whose passion and experience help you build a foundation for excellence.

By the Numbers

96%

of Interlochen graduates are accepted into one of their top three colleges

50

Presidential Scholars graduated from Interlochen

100%

of Interlochen students graduated during the last five academic years

College Matriculation

 

At Interlochen Arts Academy, we have a history of success. Our talented and imaginative students go on to attend top colleges, universities, and conservatories. Here is a list of some of the institutions our students matriculated to in the last two years:

  • Bard College
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Boston Conservatory at Berklee
  • Brown University
  • California Institute of the Arts
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Columbia University
  • Cooper Union
  • Cornell University
  • Curtis Institute of Music
  • Emerson College
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
  • Indiana University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • The Juilliard School
  • New England Conservatory
  • New York University
  • Northwestern University
  • Oberlin College and Conservatory
  • Pace University
  • Parsons School of Design
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Rice University
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Stanford University
  • University of California
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan
  • University of North Carolina School of the Arts
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Southern California
  • Vanderbilt University
Arts Academy Concerts & Events
Feb
3

Visual Arts, Academy Student

Visual Arts: Juried Student Exhibition

Friday, February 3, 2023 - 6 p.m. ET

Dow Center for Visual Arts FREE, no tickets required

Feb
3

Music, Academy Student

Singer-Songwriter & Popular Music Ensemble: At the City Opera House

Friday, February 3, 2023 - 8 p.m. ET

City Opera House $25, $20, Students $10

Feb
5

Music, Academy Faculty

Music Faculty Recital: Classical

Sunday, February 5, 2023 - 4 p.m. ET

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall FREE, no tickets required

Arts Academy News & Features

Composer Valerie Coleman
Behind the Score: ‘Umoja’ by Valerie Coleman

Musicologist and Classical IPR Music Director Dr. Amanda Sewell shares the story behind one of Coleman’s most popular works.

Tendekai Mawokomatanda
Arts Academy senior Tendekai Mawokomatanda wins position with Orchestra Noir

A 17-year-old double bass major, Mawokomatanda becomes the youngest serving musician in Atlanta’s African-American orchestra.

A cool photo of author Angela Woodward. She wears a dark striped shirt and a beaded necklace. The photo has a cool double exposure effect.
To be a writer: Visiting author Angela Woodward balances her many roles with grace

Woodward’s wide-ranging pursuit of writing—from encyclopedia entries to award-winning novels—has helped her develop a unique perspective on her occupation.