Classical Voice Summer Program for Grades 6-8

Why Take Voice

The voice. No other instrument has had a greater impact on humanity. If you're a passionate young singer, this program is designed for you. Join fellow singers from across the globe as you develop your voice through solo, small ensemble, and large choral experiences.

What You'll Learn

Our robust curriculum is designed to address your vocal talents holistically. The program curriculum includes:

  • Voice Class: Engage in the study of classical voice techniques in a group setting, including International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) diction, body alignment, and master classes.
  • Develop your musicianship and music literacy through the study of music theory and solfeggio in singer skills courses.
  • Prepare and perform a short piece in our operetta workshop.

When you're not in class, you will have numerous opportunities to enjoy student, faculty, and renowned guest artist presentations in a variety of art forms.



Program Snapshot
Program Length
3 weeks
Program Dates
  • SESSION 1: June 23, 2024 to July 13, 2024
  • SESSION 2: July 14, 2024 to August 4, 2024
Age Range
Intermediate (Grades 6-8)
  • SESSION 1: Applications CLOSED
  • SESSION 2: Applications CLOSED

Program Specialties

Intermediate Choir

Develop your ensemble and musicianship skills through the study of choral literature alongside your talented peers.

Private Voice Lessons

Work one-on-one and receive feedback, instruction, and advice from members of our esteemed voice faculty.

Meet the Faculty

Our summer faculty includes professional musicians, songwriters, and university-level instructors. Under their guidance, students will expand their skills within the art of song.

Please note the gallery may showcase previous instructors.

All Faculty

Steven Lorenz Interlochen Arts Camp

Steven Lorenz

Instructor of Voice

Kristen DiNinno

Instructor of Voice

Michael Peterson

Michael Peterson

Instructor of Voice; Choir Director

Autumn West

Autumn West D.M.A.

Instructor of Voice

Program Highlights

The Music Center

Our state-of-the-art 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

Ninth grade is a year of choice: students in ninth grade may choose to apply for either this intermediate Voice program or for the Voice & Opera program for high school students.

Performance Opportunities

Voice students will have multiple opportunities to perform both individually and with ensembles. Opportunities include:

  • Closed student workshops
  • Student recitals
  • Mid-session open performances
  • End of session concerts

I feel so lucky to be working with such life-changing mentors and to be surrounded by such talented peers who share the same passion as I do. The whole environment is inspiring here because everyone here appreciates the arts and are working hard at their talents. I have only been here a week, and I have already learned so much about technique and voice skills.

Kuluxka, Music

What's it like to be an intermediate student at Interlochen Arts Camp?

Don't let us tell you! Hear from intermediate students (grades 6-8) with what it's like at Camp.