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

Violist Kamilah Brown (left) and oboist Titus Underwood (right).
Two Interlochen-affiliated artists receive Sphinx MPower Artist Grants

Arts Camp alumna Kamilah Brown and former Arts Camp faculty member Titus Underwood received a combined total of more than $6,000 to further their careers in classical music.

Photo of conductor leading Adult Band Camp concert
Interlochen College of Creative Arts commissions new work from composer Jim Stephenson

Stephenson’s Symphony No. 4 will be premiered by Symphonic Band Camp participants as part of their final concert on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2023.

A young woman dressed in a brown jacket and flowered skirt plays guitar and sings into a microphone. She is accompanied by a guitarist and a drummer.
Rising stars: Singer-songwriter alumni Rett Madison and Ava Suppelsa share where their musical journeys have taken them

From playing sold-out shows in New York to signing publishing deals, these young musicians are living their dreams—and using the skills they learned at Interlochen.

Upcoming Music Events

Music, Camp Faculty

Viola Intensive: Faculty Recital and Opening Meeting

Saturday, June 17, 2023 - 2:30 p.m. ET

Mallory-Towsley Center for Arts Leadership Great Room FREE, no tickets required


Music, Camp Student

Classical Voice Intensive: Sing-In Student Performances

Saturday, June 17, 2023 - 3 p.m. ET

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall FREE, no tickets required


Music, Camp Faculty

Jazz Piano Intensive: Faculty Recital

Saturday, June 17, 2023 - 6:15 p.m. ET

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall FREE, no tickets required