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 beautiful 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 Camps

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

Lily Wodzisz performs in the American Viola Society Senior Solo Competition
Arts Academy viola student wins national competition

Rising senior Lily Wodzisz, a student of Renee Skerik, won first prize in the American Viola Society Senior Solo Competition.

Professional portraits of two new arts instructors.
Interlochen Arts Academy welcomes lauded pianist and award-winning film editor to faculty

Christopher Goodpasture and Elizabeth Kaiser will begin teaching students in fall 2024.

TJ Lymenstull, Mary Ellen Newport, Mindy Rohn, and Jeff Norris
‘I felt like I was making a difference’: Retiring Arts Academy instructors reflect on their tenures at Interlochen

TJ Lymenstull, Mary Ellen Newport, Jeff Norris, and Mindy Rohn share their favorite memories, proudest accomplishments, and plans for their next chapter.

Upcoming Music Events

Music, Camp Student

Chapel Organ

Sunday, July 14, 2024 - 4:30 p.m. ET

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall FREE, no tickets required


Music, Featured Artist

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers — Spirit Trail: 25th Anniversary Tour

Sunday, July 14, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Corson Auditorium Ticket Prices: $65 - $88


Music, Featured Artist

World Youth Symphony Orchestra: Matthew Straw conducts Debussy’s 'La mer'

Sunday, July 14, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Kresge Auditorium Adult $28; Child - College $21

See what you can experience at Interlochen.

Come to a place where creatives thrive—and see how your unique journey unfolds. Plan your visit, request more information, or apply/register to an Interlochen Center for the Arts program today.