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

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Interlochen students play to a crowd of thousands at Armenia’s Starmus Festival

The festival, founded by astrophysicist and Queen guitarist Brian May, showcased the connections between science and the arts.

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Interlochen Arts Academy welcomes new faculty for 2022-23 academic year

The school’s new teaching artists and scholars include operatic soprano Jennifer Cresswell, published poet Karynna McGlynn, and filmmaker Dan Tice.

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Remembering “Les Préludes”: Alumni look back on their experiences of the symphonic poem

From pre-performance rituals to rooftop dancing, these alumni have fond memories of the traditional Arts Camp finale.

Upcoming Music Events

Music, Academy Student


Friday, October 7, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Corson Auditorium Full $33; Student $17


Music, Academy Student


Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 2 p.m. ET

Corson Auditorium Closed performance. Only open to Arts Academy families.


Music, Academy Student

Percussion Ensemble Fall Performance

Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Corson Auditorium $15 Full, $12 Student