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.

Music News & Features

Meena Karimi
Composition by Arts Academy student Meena Karimi to be performed by the Chineke! Orchestra at London’s Southbank Centre

“Dawn” portrays the dreams, hopes, and struggles of women and girls in Afghanistan today.

Claudillea (left) and Vivian Full
New song by Interlochen alumna Claudillea offers mental health message

With a music video directed by fellow alumna Vivian Full, “Don’t You Know?” serves as a gentle ode to perseverance through tough times.

Kate Botello with theatre students after Kids Commute Live!
Interlochen Arts Academy Wind Symphony and Interlochen Public Radio team up to present "Kids Commute Live"

Inspired by the theme “Food, Glorious Food!”, the event features an instrument smorgasbord, guest performers from Traverse City East and West Middle Schools, and self-guided tours of Interlochen's community garden.

Upcoming Music Events

Music, Guest Artist

Guest Artist Recital: Tim McAllister, saxophone, with Liz Ames, piano

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall


Music, Academy Student

Arts Academy Brass Ensemble Fall Concert

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.

Corson Auditorium $12 Full Price; $9 Student


Music, Academy Student

Arts Academy Percussion Ensemble Fall Concert

Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall $12 Full Price; $9 Student