Music Production & Engineering Summer Program for Grades 6-8

Why Take Music Production & Engineering

Music production bridges the gap between artistry and technology. During this three-week program, our expert faculty will challenge you to develop your skills in new and exciting ways. This is your opportunity to explore your unique talent inside a state-of-the-art studio. 

What You'll Learn

During Interlochen's music summer camp, you will flex your creative muscles as you learn the challenging and detailed craft of producing professional-level tracks. Our curriculum includes:

  • Developing portfolio-ready songs and music for distribution
  • Producing professional-quality recordings with a digital audio workstation (DAW)
  • Analyzing production techniques from seminal musical works
  • Integrating music technology within the music-making process


Program Snapshot
Program Length
3 weeks
Program Dates
  • July 14, 2024 to August 4, 2024
Age Range
Intermediate (Grades 6-8)
  • Accepting applications

Program Specialties

Students in this program will learn from cutting edge software. You will need to bring a laptop for both in-studio and individual work, as well as the following:

  • ProTools
  • External digital audio interfaces
  • Portable MIDI keyboards
  • Logic Pro
  • Digital Performer

Meet the Faculty

Our faculty includes instructors from Interlochen Arts Academy and other distinguished institutions from around the world. This is your opportunity to learn from passionate artists who will help you achieve your goals.

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All Faculty

Marc Lacuesta

Marc Lacuesta

Director of Music Production & Engineering

Joshua Hoisington

Joshua Hoisington

Instructor of Music Production & Engineering

Jonathan Perkins

Jonathan Perkins

Instructor of Music Production & Engineering

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Chris Wainwright

Instructor of Music Production & Engineering

Courtney Kaiser-Sandler

Courtney Kaiser-Sandler

Associate Director of Contemporary Music and Collaborative Projects; Instructor of Singer-Songwriter

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.

Live Music Sessions

While at Interlochen, you will have the opportunity to work with your fellow students to record live music. Test your skills with a variety of recording techniques using top-of-the-line tools and technology.

Additional Opportunities

Ninth grade is a choice year for students. We also offer Music Production & Engineering for high school students. Interlochen is also home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, where you can major in Music Production & Engineering within our Music Division.

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Four reasons to study Music Production & Engineering

Hear from Berklee College of Music professor and Interlochen Arts Academy instructor Jeanine Cowen for her reasons why you should study this program.