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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 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

All News & Features
Amanda Sewell
Q&A with Amanda Sewell, Ph.D., author of ‘Wendy Carlos: A Biography’

Interlochen Public Radio’s music director discusses her book, her musical birthday buddies, and the challenges of profiling a private subject.

Najee Greenlee
Recent Interlochen Arts Academy graduate to be featured in From the Top’s Juneteenth special

A recipient of the program’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award, clarinetist Najee Greenlee will perform Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Clarinet Quintet in F-Sharp Minor with four Arts Academy peers.

Sydney James Harcourt at the podium in Kresge Auditorium
Watch: Broadway star Sydney James Harcourt delivers 2021 Interlochen Arts Academy commencement address

Harcourt encouraged graduating students to embrace their role as citizen artists and persevere through difficult times.

Upcoming Music Events
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Music, Featured Artist, Guest Artist


Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.

Kresge Auditorium Platinum $89, Gold $81, Silver $74, Bronze $69


Music, Camp Student

Intermediate Vocal Arts Recital

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 6:30 p.m.

Fine Arts Building


Music, Camp Student

Junior Honors Recital

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 6:30 p.m.

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall