Music Production & Engineering Summer Program for High School Students

Why Take Music Production & Engineering

Music production can make or break a recorded song or album. This program will help you learn to balance technology and artistry to make recorded music come alive, while mastering the foundations of professional music studio production.

What You'll Learn

During this music production summer program, you will master the primary elements of music production and engineering—and then proceed to work with some of the most powerful tools available in the industry. Our curriculum helps you:

  • Create songs and music for distribution
  • Produce professional-quality recordings 
  • Analyze production techniques
  • Integrate music technology workflows into the music-making process

Portfolio Requirements


Program Specialties

  • ProTools
  • External digital audio interfaces
  • Portable MIDI keyboards
  • Logic Pro
  • Digital Performer 
  • Music programming
  • Genre-specific music production
Program Snapshot
Program Length
3 weeks
Program Dates
  • July 14, 2024 to August 4, 2024
Age Range
High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Applications CLOSED

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.  

Please note the gallery may showcase previous instructors.

All Faculty

Marc Lacuesta

Marc Lacuesta

Director of Music Production & Engineering

Courtney Kaiser-Sandler

Courtney Kaiser-Sandler

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

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

Program Highlights

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 with 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

Interlochen is also home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, which offers a Music Production & Engineering program for grades 9-12, as well as a post-graduate year.

Interlochen has given me more confidence in my ability to produce music. After being around such passionate people, Arts Camp really sparked my fire of wanting to create.

Ella, Music Production & Engineering

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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.