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.

Music News & Features

Interlochen Arts Academy students perform Sounds of the Season
Interlochen Arts Academy Wind Symphony and Choir to present “Sounds of the Season” Dec. 16

The annual holiday showcase returns with a selection of holiday tunes, classic stories, and a sing-along led by Santa himself.

Erina Yashima, Cristian Măcelaru, Roderick Cox, Jader Bignamini, JoAnn Falletta, and Tito Muñoz
Interlochen Arts Camp announces conductors and repertoire for the 2022 World Youth Symphony Orchestra

Conductors Jader Bignamini, Roderick Cox, Tito Muñoz, and Erina Yashima will make their Interlochen debuts, joining JoAnn Falletta and World Youth Symphony Orchestra Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Cristian Măcelaru in a star-studded season.

A group of golden gramophone trophies
Interlochen alumni among 2022 Grammy Award nominees

Nine Arts Camp and Arts Academy alumni received recognition in six award categories, spanning pop, jazz, and classical music.

Upcoming Music Events

Music, Academy Student

"Le dernier sorcier" by Pauline Viardot

Friday, December 3, 2021 - 7:30 p.m. EST

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall FREE, no tickets required


Music, Academy Student

Interlochen Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Combos Winter Concert

Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 7:30 p.m. EST

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall $12 Full Price; $9 Student


Music, Academy Faculty

Faculty Chamber Music Recital

Sunday, December 5, 2021 - 4 p.m. EST

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall FREE, no tickets required