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Music Majors at Interlochen Arts Academy
Why Study Music
As a musician, you combine sound, rhythm, and emotion in sharing your artistic voice with the world around you. The daily practice of fundamental skills and repertoire prepares you to express these unique gifts in a way that inspires your audience. Our music boarding school provides the ideal environment for pursuing your musical passions, so you have all the tools you need to spend your life doing what you love.
What You’ll Learn
Interlochen Arts Academy offers a diverse array of programs tailored to your instrument and interests. Whether you're passionate about classical music, jazz, contemporary music, or other genres, our comprehensive curriculum will provide you with a world-renowned musical education.
At Interlochen, you’ll work closely with our music faculty members—all of whom are accomplished musicians and dedicated teachers, and many of whom perform regularly on international stages. They will provide you with mentorship and constructive feedback as you cultivate your individual talents. They’ll also help equip you for success in auditions, whether you plan to pursue a path in music or thrive in another vocation.
As a student at our boarding arts high school for music, you will:
- Explore a diverse array of musical genres and styles, from classical to contemporary
- Develop and refine your musical skills, mastering your chosen instrument or vocal technique
- Analyze the nuances of music theory and composition
- Cultivate a deep understanding of musical elements, from terminology to historical context
- Learn how to confidently prepare for auditions, excel onstage, and pursue musical opportunities
- Find your confidence and polish your poise through regular performance opportunities
- Prepare for successful entrance into competitive college programs