The institute programs at Interlochen are one-week sessions that provide opportunities for focused study for high school students (grades 9-12).
The instrumental institutes provide an opportunity for musicians to focus on developing proficiency on their instruments. Students learn from exceptional faculty and peers in master class settings.
One-Week Instrumental Institutes
Brass and Percussion Institutes
Institute Student Life
While participating in institute programs, students will live in a cabin with 10 to 18 other artists. The cabins are rustic but comfortable. Counselors supervise each cabin and are usually current college students who are studying the arts.
Institute students eat at Stone Center in the middle of campus. There are a variety of meal choices for students including a hot main course, salad bar, deli bar and vegetarian options.
Because the institutes occur before the regular camp season, participants do not wear uniforms and have limited opportunities and time for recreational activities.