Organ Summer Program for High School Students

Why Take Organ

Complex and versatile, the organ continues to inspire today beyond its traditional place within the church. Our summer program lets you expand your knowledge of this fascinating instrument with the guidance of our stellar faculty, robust curriculum, and performance opportunities. 

What You'll Learn

Our program is specifically designed for the experienced organist or pianist. You'll receive individualized attention from instructors, who will tailor their lessons with your needs in mind. Our curriculum may include:

  • Weekly organ and piano lessons
  • Daily organ seminar
  • Music theory
  • Choir

You are welcome to attend both summer sessions.

Audition Requirements


Program Specialties

  • Studio classes and individual coaching
  • Master classes with guest artists
  • Weekly performance opportunities
  • Access to performances from classical, jazz and popular guest artists and performances from different disciplines
  • Opportunities to play with the many Interlochen instrumental ensembles
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
High School (Grades 9-12)
  • SESSION 1: Accepting applications
  • SESSION 2: Accepting applications

Meet the Faculty

Our organ summer faculty include professional musicians and educators from some of the best institutions in the world.

Please note the gallery may showcase previous instructors.

All Faculty

Jeong-Suk Bae

Jeong-Suk Bae, D.M.A.

Instructor of Organ

Hae Won Jang

Hae Won Jang

Instructor of Organ

Recent Guest Artists

  • James Kibbie, University of Michigan
  • Jonathan Moyer, Oberlin Conservatory
  • Catherine Rodland, St. Olaf College

Program Highlights

Performance Opportunities 

Performance opportunities include weekly recitals in our gorgeous Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall, which boasts our recently refurbished 50-rank Reuter concert instrument. Take a 360-degree tour of Dendrinos.

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.

Additional Opportunities

Interlochen is home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, which offers six music programs for grades 9-12, as well as a post-graduate year.

A red-haired girl at an organ

As an organist, it's hard to come by programs as great as the one here. The thing Interlochen has that a lot of programs don't is countless opportunities. All of my teachers here are so kind and talented, which is hard to find in one teacher, let alone a whole campus.

Carolyn, Organ

A smiling man

From curiosity to career

Learn more about Arts Academy and Arts Camp alumnus Bryan Dunnewald and his organ career path.

Read Bryan's story

"It's my favorite place in the world"

Community. Fun. Passion. A sense of belonging. These are only a few of the reasons high school artists come together every summer to do what they love and be themselves.