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

An Interlochen Arts Academy percussion student plays a bass drum
The Interlochen Advantage: Admission tips from Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music

Assistant Director of Admissions Christina Calamaio shares how to have the best possible audition experience, what younger students can do to prepare, and how an arts boarding school can set you up for success as a college music major.

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Interlochen alumni selected as 2024 Grammy Award nominees

More than 70 Arts Camp and Arts Academy alumni received nominations across 14 award categories, including Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, Best Musical Theater Album, and Best Folk Album.

Two elderly individuals stand in front of a piano and smile.
To do what had never been done before: Roberta Gordon’s story

As the Cold War thawed, this Arts Camp alumna helped Americans study music at world-famous schools in the heart of post-communist Russia. Now, her gift is enabling the next generation of Interlochen students to explore their talents by studying abroad in Costa Rica.

Upcoming Music Events

Music, Academy Student

Guitar Studio and Ensemble Recital

Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall FREE, no tickets required


Music, Academy Faculty, Guest Artist

Nancy Stagnitta with Ya-Ju Chuang

Friday, December 15, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. ET

The Alluvion All tickets $28


Music, Academy Student

Sounds of the Season

Saturday, December 16, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Corson Auditorium Adult: $36; Child through College: $19

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.