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. 

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Arts Boarding School

Music Programs

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Virtual Instruction

Lifelong Learning

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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

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Masked Interlochen Arts Academy students rehearse of The Little Prince
Interlochen Arts Academy to bring “The Little Prince” to life in operatic form

Composer Rachel Portman’s opera based on the beloved book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry will be livestreamed on the Interlochen website May 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Josh Lawrence Director of Jazz Studies at Interlochen Center for the Arts
Interlochen Center for the Arts names Josh Lawrence Director of Jazz Studies

The award-winning trumpeter and experienced educator will lead jazz programs at Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen Arts Camp, and Interlochen Online.

Enrique Márquez
Interlochen Center for the Arts names Enrique Márquez Director of Music

An accomplished educator, arts leader, and musician whose career in the arts spans continents and cultures, Márquez will bring a unique global perspective to his role leading music programming, pedagogy, and curricula at Interlochen.

Upcoming Music Events
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May
10

Music, Academy Student

Senior Recital: Anders Ruiter-Feenstra and Isabel Atkinson, double bass

Monday, May 10, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall FREE, no tickets required

May
11

Music, Academy Student

Senior Recital: Elizabeth Perez-Hickman, oboe, and Evan Yonce, oboe

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 11:30 a.m.

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall FREE, no tickets required

May
11

Music, Academy Student

Senior Recital: Samuel Hartt, saxophone

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 11:30 a.m.

Music Center 1010 FREE, no tickets required