Interlochen Arts Academy is still accepting applications for our upcoming academic year, which begins Sept. 5. Limited spots available. Application deadline: Aug. 22, 2022!

Why Take Cello Intensive

Explore the elegant and expressive voice of the cello in a beautiful, focused setting. While at Interlochen, you'll work with world-renowned musicians and educators who will give you with the attention and guidance you need to further develop your skills.

What You'll Learn

Our Cello Intensive program will help you develop the skills needed should you wish to study at the college or conservatory level, or refine your overall skills as a musician.

Our curriculum includes:

  • Orchestral and solo repertoire
  • Mock auditions
  • Private instruction
  • Daily master classes
  • Career seminars
  • Performance classes
  • Cello ensemble

Audition Requirements


Program Snapshot
Program Length
1 week
Program Dates
  • June 18, 2022 to June 24, 2022
Age Range
High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Applications CLOSED

Program Highlights

Distinguished Faculty

The Interlochen strings faculty have toured the world in prestigious quartets and ensembles, held professorships at top-rated universities and conservatories, and have made their mark as orchestra players and soloists. Our dedicated faculty comes together each summer to help the next generation of young musicians thrive. 

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—multiple ensemble and practice rooms, and individual faculty teaching studios. Learn more about The Music Center.

Additional Opportunities

We have additional camp program opportunities for young violists, including the Orchestra & Wind Ensemble program and the Advanced String Quartet program, both of which start immediately following this intensive.

Interlochen is also home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, which offers six music programs, as well as a postgraduate year.

Meet the Faculty

Our faculty includes conductors, musicians, and educators from a variety of prestigious institutions around the world. They are eager to introduce you to a professional atmosphere and help you on your journey.

John Marshall

John Marshall, D.M.

Instructor of Cello

Patrick Owen

Patrick Owen, D.M.A.

Instructor of Cello

Crispin Campbell

Crispin Campbell

Instructor of Cello