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

Matthew Schlomer conducts the IAA Wind Symphony during Sounds of the Season
Christmas beneath the pines: Interlochen Arts Academy students celebrate the season with three festive performances

Experience spectacular, family friendly performances of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker,’ Sounds of the Season, and Duke Ellington’s ‘Nutcracker Suite’ at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Kuan Cheng Lu performing 900x600
Violinist and Interlochen alumnus Kuan Cheng Lu is the first Taiwanese classical musician to play in the New York Philharmonic

Lu wasn’t considering coming to the United States until an elementary school classmate told him about Interlochen.

JoAnn Falletta, Cristian Măcelaru, Erina Yashima, Jader Bignamini, Gemma New, and Jung-Ho Pak
Meet the 2023 Interlochen Arts Camp ensemble conductors

JoAnn Falletta, Cristian Măcelaru, and Gemma New headline the star-studded World Youth Symphony Orchestra season that will feature major symphonic works by Beethoven, Mahler, and Shostakovich.

Upcoming Music Events

Music, Academy Student

Sounds of the Season

Saturday, December 17, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Corson Auditorium


Music, Academy Student

Sounds of the Season

Sunday, December 18, 2022 - 2 p.m. ET

Corson Auditorium


Music, Academy Student

Music Recital

Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Music Center 1010 FREE, no tickets required