The Singer-Songwriter program at Interlochen Arts Academy provides a comprehensive curriculum in the discipline of popular music songwriting. Students will foster their own personal musical style while developing skills in melody, harmony, arranging and lyric-writing.
There is no place like Interlochen. No where that combines such quiet, picturesque scenery with state-of-the-art instruction of more than 40 different disciplines in six fine arts areas. Come visit us, take a close look, and find out why we say Art Lives Here.
Surrounded by forests and dark, quiet water, Interlochen provides instruction and inspiration to young dancers from around the world. Come experience Interlochen and find out why we say, Art Lives Here.
Interlochen’s Motion Picture Arts program helps talented students develop their skills and take their dreams to the next level. Explore what Interlochen has to offer and find out why we say, Art Lives Here.
Interlochen has a musical legacy that stretches back to 1928, and a reputation for providing training, instruction and support that is second to none. At Interlochen, you’re more than a musician. You are part of a family. Come see why we say, Art Lives Here.
For students interested in Visual Arts, Interlochen is more than a place to learn. It is a place that surrounds you, inspires you and helps you create new and original works that show your talent and share your insight. Find out why we say, Art Lives Here.
With instructors offering real-world experience, seven yearly productions and more than a dozen professional performance venues and outdoor stages, Interlochen helps talented actors define their talents like no place else on earth. Come find out why we say, Art Lives Here.
As a 5-year-old, Angelique saw a live performance of a cello ensemble in Haiti—and she was hooked. She started her musical career soon after on a toy cello her parents made out of cardboard. In the summer of 2012, she played in the World Youth Symphony Orchestra, a collection of musicians from widely different backgrounds who share Angelique's passion for music. Angelique was a 2012 scholarship recipient.
You might think that actors at Interlochen spend all their time in performance or rehearsal, but they also spend hours each day in the classroom. In addition to working on their final performance, Interlochen's aspiring actors learn skills and techniques from seasoned professionals who want to prepare the students for any future role.
"Collage," one of Interlochen's most popular annual Camp events, showcases an exhilarating sampler of student performances encompassing music, dance, theatre, creative writing, motion picture arts, and visual arts. Here is a highlight of the twenty four performances from the 2015 Interlochen Arts Camp "Collage."
Every summer, students from around the world practice on pianos housed in the practice huts of Interlochen's campus. We followed one piano from it's creation at the Kawai factory in Japan to its summer home in practice hut S14.
The grounds are set, the flags are up and the weather is perfect as more than 2,500 students from around the world gather for the start of the 88th Interlochen Summer Arts Camp! Eager new campers and returning upperclassmen poured onto campus this weekend, all ready to sharpen their talents and make lifelong memories.
Working directly with Munson Medical Center, Interlochen students from such varied fields of study as Music, Design & Production, Singer-Songwriter and Comparative Arts, collaborated on an interactive presentation of science, improvisation, poetry and music. Heart and Art was also selected as the National Winner of the College Board Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts.
Students at Interlochen Arts Camp spend much of their time focused on learning, creating and performing. But between classes and rehearsals they still find time for summer adventure and fun in the northwoods of Michigan.
In June 2013, nearly 2,000 students and their families arrived on the Interlochen campus. This short video captures the transformation that happens each summer as the wooded campus is suddenly filled with young artists and creativity.
You might think that actors at Interlochen spend all their time in performance or rehearsal, but they also spend hours each day in the classroom where they learn skills and techniques from seasoned professionals.
Did you miss the 2013 performance of Collage at Interlochen Arts Camp? Sit back, get a cup of coffee or tea, and enjoy this edited compilation of the sixteen performances that were featured at the July 9 performance in Kresge Auditorium.
If you are a serious classical solo singer, the Interlochen vocal artist summer program for high school students is excellent preparation for training at the college, university, or conservatory level.
We're pleased to announce that our "Moments" video won Best in Show for Web Video, Non-Profit at this year's W3 Awards! The W3 Awards honor creative excellence on the web, and is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts.
For young dancers, it is a big step to dedicate several weeks to their art form. Working with caring and dedicated teachers, they explore ballet technique as well as other dance forms in an environment that is challenging, supportive and creative.
From morning to night, music is everywhere on Interlochen's wooded campus. It is a rare opportunity for young musicians to spend their days learning from mentors and peers who share their love of music.
The Tony and Grammy Award-winning performer Heather Headley made a surprise visit to theatre students during summer 2010. She worked with all theatre students, but especially the cast of Aida, a title role that she originated on Broadway.
At Interlochen, you can spend three or six weeks immersed in the world of jazz. Our faculty of accomplished performers and educators will help you broaden your understanding of jazz and develop your improvisational and performance skills.
Ken Ludwig, two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright, spent two weeks with students from the High School Repertory Theatre Production summer program as they worked on a production of his play Midsummer/Jersey.
Students in the Musical Theatre Audition Intensive Program work with a team of experienced professionals and university instructors to gain experience in all areas of audition preparation for college and professional theatre training programs.