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

Avrom Lindner and Paige Cook
Three Interlochen Arts Academy seniors named semifinalists in National Merit Scholarship Program

Acting major Paige Cook and music majors Arin Goldstein and Avrom Lindner are among the 16,000 U.S. high school students chosen to advance in the prestigious scholarship competition.

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A season of joy, music, and making up for lost time

After the challenging and isolating years of COVID-19, young musicians at Interlochen Arts Camp find mentorship, friendship, and opportunity.

Jake Goldwasser and John Beery pose with two vintage saxophones.
Breathing new wind into an Interlochen treasure

Interlochen Arts Camp alumnus Jake Goldwasser shares his passion for vintage saxophones as the institution’s inaugural Greenleaf Curating Fellow.

Upcoming Music Events

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Orchestra and Wind Symphony: With Guest Conductor Chelsea Tipton

Saturday, September 23, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Corson Auditorium Adult: $17; Child through College: $14


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Music Recital

Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Music Center 1010 FREE, no tickets required


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Friday, October 6, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Corson Auditorium Adult: $35; Child through College: $19