Why Study Music at Interlochen

Follow in the footsteps of some of the most successful musicians around the world. Play, practice, and perform with talented peers and professionals in the picturesque woods of northern Michigan.

Here, instruments, musical styles, and artists come to speak the shared language of music. Whether you’re bringing enduring pieces of music to life or writing your own, you’ll have the space and support you need to excel. 

Summer Arts Camp

Music Programs

Arts Boarding School

Music Programs

Online Arts Programs

Virtual Instruction

Lifelong Learning

Music Workshops

A Meaningful Music Education

Whether you attend Arts Camp, Arts Academy, or a College for Creative Arts program, you’ll benefit from personalized instruction, practical and theoretical learning, and inspiring collaboration.

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Learn From the Best

Our exceptional faculty help you hone your craft through private lessons, studio classes, music theory courses, and ensemble experience. 

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Showcase Your Growth

You’ll have abundant opportunities to perform in large and small ensembles with talented peers.

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Find Inspiration All Around

World class facilities surrounded by natural beauty provide an ideal setting for learning and creativity.

Fennell Music Library

Interlochen Center for the Arts' Fennell Music Library houses one of the largest performing ensemble collections in the world. We have over 100,000 items available, including scores, performance materials, sound recordings, and the esteemed Tureck Bach Research Institute.

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Fennell Music Library at Interlochen Center for the Arts

Music News & Features

Headshots of Bassoonist Thalia Navas (IAC17) and harpist Juan Manuel Riveros (IAC 15, IAA 15-17)
Interlochen alumni win at Sphinx Orchestral Partners Competition

Recognized as Most Outstanding Instrumentalists, the two alumni won a cash prize and potential performance opportunities.

Girls hugging with violins
A season of joy, music, and making up for lost time

Emerging after the challenging and isolating years of COVID-19, this summer young musicians at Interlochen Arts Camp will find mentorship, friendship, and opportunity.

An Interlochen Arts Academy senior Jonah Cohen
Interlochen Arts Academy senior wins national music competition

Jonah Cohen won top honors in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Senior Composition Competition finals

Upcoming Music Events

Academic Info, Interdisciplinary Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Film & New Media, Music, Student Life, Theatre, Visual Arts, Academy Student

Festival 2022

Friday, May 27, 2022 - 8 a.m. ET

ICA Campus FREE, no tickets required


Music, Featured Artist

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers

Monday, June 20, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Kresge Auditorium Platinum $51; Gold $41; Silver $36; Bronze $31


Music, Featured Artist

An Acoustic Evening with Trey Anastasio

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Kresge Auditorium Platinum $66; Gold $56; Silver $46; Bronze $36