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Orchestra & Wind Ensemble Summer Program for Grades 6-8

Why Take Orchestra & Wind Ensemble

In this program, you'll tackle challenging repertoire alongside other talented young musicians from around the world. You'll get to work with expert faculty, section coaches, and esteemed conductors. The Intermediate Orchestra & Wind Ensemble program will take your musicianship to the next level. 

What You'll Learn

In this rigorous program, you'll explore your talent and potential. Our curriculum will help you develop new skills and techniques to support your journey as an artist. Musical experiences include: 

  • Daily rehearsals, including two sectionals per week
  • Small ensembles and string performance classes
  • Weekly private lessons with a member of our distinguished faculty
  • Dedicated practice time
  • Performance skills
  • Musician Artistry (music theory, literature, and style)
  • Dalcroze Eurhythmics

Audition Requirements


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: Accepting applications
  • SESSION 2: Accepting applications

Explore Ensembles

Intermediate Symphony Orchestra

Focus on traditional and contemporary full and string orchestra repertoire in an ensemble that will help you further develop your skills.

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Intermediate Concert Orchestra

With a focus on string orchestra playing, esteemed conductors and sectional coaches provide daily instruction to bring together your technique, musicality, and passion for playing.

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Intermediate Wind Ensemble

Develop your ensemble skills with other musicians from across the world led by inspirational conductors and section coaches.

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Meet the Conductors

Our summer program faculty are conductors and educators in some of the best orchestras, conservatories, and educational institutions in the world. They serve as mentors and coaches to our talented students, while bringing their real-world experience to camp every summer.

Please note the gallery may showcase previous instructors.

All Faculty

Liber Cuervos

Liber Cuervos

Intermediate Concert Orchestra

Mary Land

Mary Land, Ed.D.

Western Michigan University,
Intermediate Wind Ensemble

Program Highlights

Performance Opportunities 

Students in the Intermediate Orchestra & Wind Ensemble will have the opportunity to perform in at least two concerts during their session. 

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.

Distinguished Faculty

Our faculty are musicians, conductors, and educators who teach at Interlochen and other distinguished institutions around the globe. They are active participants in the music world, and are excited to help you grow. 

A girl playing cello

All of my classes are teaching me new and exiting things, especially my private lesson. I am getting a much better grasp of how to really make music. Now, I look forward to practice hour so I can apply everything I've learned. I also enjoy my orchestra. All the other members are so talented, and the balance between motivation and friendship during rehearsal is unlike anything I've ever experienced.

Lorelei, Music

"When I came here, I knew this was the place I wanted to be." - Juliet

Hear from Intermediate Orchestra & Wind Ensemble students and faculty about their time at Interlochen and the impact it's had on them.