Electronic Digital Instrument at Arts Academy

Why Study Electronic Digital Instrument at Interlochen

Technology has revolutionized the concept of "instrument." Today's instruments run on binary rather than breath. At Interlochen, you'll master digital instrument techniques, giving you the skills you need to create, compose, and collaborate. Let your imagination run wild in this world of blips and boops.

What You’ll Learn

At our boarding school for electronic digital instruments, you'll be able to combine your passion for music with the technical aspects of music production.

With guidance from our expert instructors, you'll learn how to use audio gear, and how to record and mix music. You'll also work weekly on creative programming and music composition projects, developing your unique voice as you progress through the program. There will be abundant opportunities for collaboration with students and faculty artists as well. You'll develop vision and sensibility, along with an impressive technical tool kit. 

How to Apply

Audition Requirements

Meet the Faculty

Marc Lacuesta

Director of Music Production & Engineering

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Program Highlights

Technical Partnership

Mark of The Unicorn, makers of the Digital Performer Digital Audio Workstation, has joined Interlochen Arts Academy as the official technology partner of the Music Production & Engineering track.

Professional-Quality Equipment

The Music Center's state-of-the-art recording studios feature LA2A and 1176 compressors, a pair of Distressors, API and Neve preamplifiers and EQs, Lexicon reverbs and displays, and Neumann, Peluso, Shure, and Oktava microphones. The studio is also outfitted with ProTools and Logic.

The Music Center

Our state-of-the-art 60,000 square-foot music facility has two 3,500 square-foot rehearsal halls, two recording studios which allow for rehearsal and performance recordings in multiple venues on campus with multiple ensemble and practice rooms, and individual faculty teaching studios. Learn more about The Music Center.

Classical IPR in Concert: The Process

Music Production & Engineering students share several works that they created or recorded and discuss the educational experience at Interlochen Arts Academy. 

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A teacher and student work with a digital audio interface

College Matriculation

Recent Interlochen Arts Academy Music Division students have continued their education at the following institutions and beyond.

  • Belmont University
  • Berklee College of Music
  • California Institute of the Arts
  • Detroit Institute of the Arts
  • Full Sail University
  • Indiana University
  • Institute of Contemporary Performance
  • Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
  • Los Angeles College of Music
  • Loyola University New Orleans
  • Musicians Institute
  • The New School
  • New York University
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Hartford
  • University of Miami
  • University of Southern California

Dive deeper into Interlochen Arts Academy with a free digital viewbook

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In our free informational booklet, you'll learn more about: 

  • Each of our seven arts areas 
  • Renowned faculty 
  • College-preparatory academics 
  • Student resources 
  • How to apply and financial aid information 
  • And more