Advanced Piano Summer Program for Grades 3-6

Why Take Piano

Spend your summer at Interlochen with other highly skilled and motivated young pianists in a life-changing program. You'll develop your skills, tackle challenging literature, and grow as a musician with our encouraging, world-class faculty.

What You'll Learn

Immerse yourself in the world of music while learning and growing alongside other young artists from around the world. Students in our advanced piano summer camp may participate in:

  • Weekly private lessons with our distinguished faculty
  • Daily applied musicianship classes—small group classes focusing on technique, keyboard theory, aural exercises, and dictation
  • Piano hour—a class covering the following topics: performance issues, practice strategies, master classes, listening activities, piano literature, music history lessons, an exploration of keyboard instruments, and more
  • Master classes with featured pianists and composers
  • Assisted practice sessions
  • Dalcroze Eurhythmics

Representative selections performed at Camp have included contemporary American composers, classical concertos, Bach inventions and dances, Chopin shorter pieces, Schumann and Tchaikovsky’s Album for the Young, Grieg’s Lyric Pieces, and pieces by Bartok, Kabalevsky, Burgmüller, and others.

Audition Requirements


Program Snapshot
Program Length
4 weeks
Program Dates
  • June 23, 2024 to July 20, 2024
Age Range
Junior (Grades 3-6)
  • Applications CLOSED

Junior Honors Recital

Interlochen offers an Honors Recital competition for musicians in the Junior Division. Juniors accepted into the finals will perform in a special Honors Recital scheduled mid-week during the 2nd week of your session.

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Junior violinists rehearse in the Music Center.

Program Highlights

Performance Opportunities

Advanced Piano students will collaborate with students from the Advanced Junior Strings program, and will have opportunities to perform with other advanced junior pianists in two piano, eight-hand ensembles. We also offer an Honors Recital competition for our Junior Division music students. 

Practice Pianos

Students will have reserved supervised practice time at one of our 240+ pianos, which are located across our scenic campus.

Additional Opportunities

Piano students in grades 3-6 who are interested in a shorter experience may choose to apply for the Junior Piano Track for Grades 3-6.

Sixth grade is a year of choice: students in sixth grade may choose to apply either for a Junior session or for the Piano Summer Program for Grades 6-8.

A taste of the arts in every direction

Listen in as junior students and Camp Life staff share what they love most about the junior experience at Interlochen Arts Camp—and what sets Interlochen apart from other summer programs.

Meet the Faculty

Our faculty includes musicians and educators from prestigious institutions all around the world. They are eager to help you achieve your goals and grow as a young artist and pianist.

Please note the gallery may showcase previous instructors.

All faculty

Jeffrey Kleinsorge

Jeffery Kleinsorge, D.M.A

Instructor of Piano

Susan Osborn

Susan R. Osborn, D.M.A.

Instructor of Piano

Make friends. Make art. Make it the best summer of your life.

Do what you love all day long (play music!) in the most beautiful setting imaginable. Nestled in the woods between two lakes, be sure to join us at Interlochen Arts Camp this summer!