Why Study Music at Interlochen


Follow in the footsteps of some of the most successful musicians around the world. Play, practice, and perform with talented peers and professionals in the picturesque woods of northern Michigan.

Here, instruments, musical styles, and artists come to speak the shared language of music. Whether you’re bringing enduring pieces of music to life or writing your own, you’ll have the space and support you need to excel. 

Summer Arts Camp

Music Programs

Arts Boarding School

Music Programs

Online Arts Programs

Virtual Instruction

Lifelong Learning

Music Workshops

A Meaningful Music Education

Whether you attend Arts Camp, Arts Academy, or a College for Creative Arts program, you’ll benefit from personalized instruction, practical and theoretical learning, and inspiring collaboration.

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Learn From the Best

Our exceptional faculty help you hone your craft through private lessons, studio classes, music theory courses, and ensemble experience. 
 

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Showcase Your Growth

You’ll have abundant opportunities to perform in large and small ensembles with talented peers.

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Find Inspiration All Around

World class facilities surrounded by natural beauty provide an ideal setting for learning and creativity.

Fennell Music Library

Interlochen Center for the Arts' Fennell Music Library houses one of the largest performing ensemble collections in the world. We have over 100,000 items available, including scores, performance materials, sound recordings, and the esteemed Tureck Bach Research Institute.

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Fennell Music Library at Interlochen Center for the Arts

Music News & Features

2022 Solti Award Recipients Kevin Fitzgerald, Keitaro Harada, William Garfield Walker, and Farkhad Kudyev
Interlochen alumni named recipients of Solti Award

Four Interlochen alumni have received the 2022 Career Assistance Award.

Interlochen alumnus Brad Gemeinhardt appointed Principal Horn, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

The Interlochen alum and current Valade fellow received the honor in early June.

A grey-haired man in his 70, standing next to a black grad piano, waves to an audience following his performance.
Instructor of Piano Michael Coonrod retires after 46 years

Dr. Coonrod reflects on a lifetime of teaching, finding balance, and saying goodbye

Upcoming Music Events
Jun
30

Music, Camp Student

Intermediate Concerto Finals

Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. ET

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall FREE, no tickets required

Jul
1

Music, Camp Student

Intermediate Piano Honors Recital

Friday, July 1, 2022 - 10 a.m. ET

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall FREE, no tickets required

Jul
1

Music, Camp Student

High School Concerto Finals

Friday, July 1, 2022 - 1 p.m. ET

Corson Auditorium FREE, no tickets required