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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 Camps

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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Music as a force for good: 5 questions with “Edmonia” conductor Julius Williams

Williams shares why he wanted to work on “Edmonia”, explains his role as conductor, and reveals his favorite part of the score.

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From The Village to Hans Zimmer’s studio: Music Production and Engineering students take on L.A.

For their senior trip, students visited iconic studios and met with industry-leading professionals. Program director Marc Lacuesta and student Caroline Chardoul shared highlights from their experience.

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“Edmonia” composer Dr. Bill Banfield previews the opera’s premiere on ‘Arts Engines’

Dr. Bill Banfield and host Aaron Dworkin (IAA 86-88) discussed the process of creating an opera, the joy of collaboration, and more on one of the nation’s most widely viewed arts programs.

Upcoming Music Events

Music, Academy Student

Music Recital

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Music Center 1010 FREE, no tickets required


Music, Academy Student

Jazz Appreciation Month: New Music for Jazz Orchestra

Friday, April 26, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall Adult: $17; Child through College: $14


Music, Academy Student

Composers Forum

Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall FREE, no tickets required

See what you can experience at Interlochen.

Come to a place where creatives thrive—and see how your unique journey unfolds. Plan your visit, request more information, or apply/register to an Interlochen Center for the Arts program today.