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

A sculpture from Arts Academy student Quoc Bui’s Gold Key-winning entry, “Fite.”
Interlochen Arts Academy students shine in 2022 regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Eighty-four students from all seven artistic disciplines received accolades in the West Central Michigan region of the prestigious national arts competition.

The 2022 Presidential Scholar nominees - Joshua Brown, Quoc Bui, and Jessica Kodsi
Three Interlochen Arts Academy students nominated for 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts award

Seniors Joshua Brown, Quoc Bui, and Jessica Kodsi are among the 60 students across the country nominated for the nation’s highest honor for young artists.

Upcoming Music Events

Music, Academy Student

Composers Forum

Saturday, January 29, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. EST

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall FREE, no tickets required


Music, Academy Student

2nd Annual Interlochen Singers and Songwriters

Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. EST

City Opera House


Music, Academy Faculty, Guest Artist

Guest Artist and Faculty Recital: Jaren Atherholt, Dane Philipsen, Ya-Ju Chuang

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. EST

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall FREE, no tickets required