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

Composer Valerie Coleman
Behind the Score: ‘Umoja’ by Valerie Coleman

Musicologist and Classical IPR Music Director Dr. Amanda Sewell shares the story behind one of Coleman’s most popular works.

Tendekai Mawokomatanda
Arts Academy senior Tendekai Mawokomatanda wins position with Orchestra Noir

A 17-year-old double bass major, Mawokomatanda becomes the youngest serving musician in Atlanta’s African-American orchestra.

“Maya,” a Gold Key-winning mixed media work by Visual Arts major Marlene Schwier
Interlochen Arts Academy students excel in 2023 regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

More than 100 students from all seven of the Academy’s artistic disciplines received recognition—including nine of the ten top prizes—in the prestigious competition.

Upcoming Music Events
Feb
3

Music, Academy Student

Singer-Songwriter & Popular Music Ensemble: At the City Opera House

Friday, February 3, 2023 - 8 p.m. ET

City Opera House $25, $20, Students $10

Feb
5

Music, Academy Faculty

Music Faculty Recital: Classical

Sunday, February 5, 2023 - 4 p.m. ET

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall FREE, no tickets required

Feb
9

Music, Academy Student

Music Recital

Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Music Center 1010 FREE, no tickets required