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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 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

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“Edmonia” composer Dr. Bill Banfield previews the opera’s premiere on ‘Arts Engines’

Dr. Bill Banfield and host Aaron Dworkin (IAA 86-88) discussed the process of creating an opera, the joy of collaboration, and more on one of the nation’s most widely viewed arts programs.

Carrie Ott-Holland and Lauren Braun
From art to innovation: Interlochen alumni tap creative skills in STEM careers

Alumni Lauren Braun, Heather Dion, and Carrie Ott-Holland share how the capacities they honed through arts education apply to their current careers—and how the arts continue to play a meaningful role in their lives.

Andrew Martin Smith, Cynthia Van Maanen, and Jamie Leigh Sampson
Interlochen composition faculty members contribute to orchestral work celebrating the solar system

The composition features nine planet-inspired movements—including compositions by Cynthia van Maanen, Andrew Martin Smith, and Jamie Leigh Sampson.

Upcoming Music Events


Dr. Rosalyn Tureck Memorial Concert

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall FREE, no tickets required


Music, Academy Student

Singer-Songwriter & Popular Music Ensemble: Songs that Matter

Thursday, April 18, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Corson Auditorium Adult: $17; Child through College: $14


Music, Guest Artist

An Evening with Dar Williams

Friday, April 19, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. ET

The Alluvion


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.