Program Finder

Located in northern Michigan, Interlochen Center for the Arts offers programs for student artists in grades 3-12, and adults of all ages.

High School Ballet Summer Program

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 24, 2017 to Saturday, July 15, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017 to Monday, August 7, 2017

High School Modern Dance Summer Program

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 24, 2017 to Saturday, July 15, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017 to Monday, August 7, 2017

High School Organ Summer Program

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 24, 2017 to Monday, July 17, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017 to Monday, August 7, 2017

Strings Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 24, 2017 to Saturday, July 15, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017 to Monday, August 7, 2017

Vocal Arts Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 24, 2017 to Saturday, July 15, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017 to Monday, August 7, 2017

Arts Academy Boarding School: Harp Major

Academy Boarding School Major

Interlochen Arts Academy boarding high school offers student harpists a program of pre-professional music training and college preparatory academics. Harp students graduate well-prepared for the rigors of study at the university and conservatory level.

Oboe Major: Arts Academy Boarding High School

Academy Boarding School Major

Interlochen Arts Academy boarding high school offers student oboists a program of pre-professional music training and college preparatory academics. Oboe students graduate well-prepared for the rigors of study at the university and conservatory level

Advanced Modern Dance Intensive (one week)

Summer Arts Camp Program

The advanced modern dance intensive is ideal for the preprofessional student of modern dance. It provides an opportunity to work with experienced instructors from the professional dance community in an inspiring and challenging atmosphere.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
Saturday, June 17, 2017 to Friday, June 23, 2017

Ballet Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 24, 2017 to Saturday, July 15, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017 to Monday, August 7, 2017

General Arts Summer Program for Grades 3-6

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 2 weeks
Program dates:
Sunday, June 25, 2017 to Saturday, July 8, 2017
Sunday, July 9, 2017 to Saturday, July 22, 2017
Sunday, July 23, 2017 to Saturday, August 5, 2017

Harp Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 24, 2017 to Saturday, July 15, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017 to Monday, August 7, 2017

High School Screenwriting Summer Program

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 24, 2017 to Saturday, July 15, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017 to Monday, August 7, 2017

High School Visual Arts Summer Program

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 24, 2017 to Saturday, July 15, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017 to Monday, August 7, 2017

Logan Arts Leadership Institute

Unpublished

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 days
Program dates:
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 to Friday, June 26, 2015

Organ Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 24, 2017 to Monday, July 17, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017 to Monday, August 7, 2017

Piano Summer Program for Grades 3-6

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 2 weeks
Program dates:
Sunday, June 25, 2017 to Saturday, July 8, 2017
Sunday, July 9, 2017 to Saturday, July 22, 2017
Sunday, July 23, 2017 to Saturday, August 5, 2017

Piano Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 24, 2017 to Saturday, July 15, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017 to Monday, August 7, 2017

String Orchestra Summer Program for Grades 3-6

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 2 weeks
Program dates:
Sunday, June 25, 2017 to Saturday, July 8, 2017
Sunday, July 9, 2017 to Saturday, July 22, 2017
Sunday, July 23, 2017 to Saturday, August 5, 2017

Summer Filmmaking Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 24, 2017 to Saturday, July 15, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017 to Monday, August 7, 2017

Visual Arts Summer Program for Grades 3-6

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 2 weeks
Program dates:
Sunday, June 25, 2017 to Saturday, July 8, 2017
Sunday, July 9, 2017 to Saturday, July 22, 2017
Sunday, July 23, 2017 to Saturday, August 5, 2017

Visual Arts Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 24, 2017 to Saturday, July 15, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017 to Monday, August 7, 2017

Academy Clarinet Major

Academy Boarding School Major

Interlochen Arts Academy boarding high school offers student clarinetists a program of pre-professional music training and college preparatory academics. Clarinet students graduate well-prepared for the rigors of study at the university and conservatory level.

Arts Academy Boarding High School: Comparative Arts Major

Academy Boarding School Major

Offered as a major course of study within the Arts Academy boarding high school, Comparative Arts is a college preparatory experience built into an arts-oriented curriculum that allows students to explore their own cross-disciplinary interests.

Arts Academy Boarding High School: Dance Major

Academy Boarding School Major

The Academy dance program helps dancers become proficient and well-rounded artists who are prepared for the challenges of dance at a professional level.

Arts Academy Boarding High School: Motion Picture Arts Major

Academy Boarding School Major

The Motion Picture Arts program at Interlochen Arts Academy boarding high school provides students with a progressive interdisciplinary education through writing, critical studies, and hands-on curriculum. 

Arts Academy Boarding High School: Music Major

Academy Boarding School Major

Recognized as one of the finest pre-professional music schools in the world, Interlochen offers instrumental music, vocal music, music composition, jazz and singer-songwriter programs.

Arts Academy Boarding High School: Theatre Arts

Academy Boarding School Major

The Theatre Arts program at Interlochen Arts Academy is designed for young actors who are serious about their craft. Through challenging coursework and guidance from a faculty of actor-educators, students develop their skills in all aspects of acting and theatre.

Arts Academy Boarding High School: Visual Arts Major

Academy Boarding School Major

The Visual Arts program at Interlochen Arts Academy boarding high school develops a young artist's technical abilities and personal vision through the study of a variety of traditional and contemporary media.

Arts Academy Boarding School: Music Composition Major

Academy Boarding School Major

The music composition major encourages students to cultivate their own unique and creative expression, while becoming familiar with important trends in 20th and 21st century music.

Arts Academy Boarding School: Theatre Design and Production

Academy Boarding School Major

The design and production concentration of the Theatre Arts program gives students opportunities to study stagecraft and design in the classroom and use Interlochen's state-of-the-art facilities to make their ideas a reality.

Arts Academy Boarding School: Trumpet Major

Academy Boarding School Major

Interlochen Arts Academy boarding high school offers student trumpet players a program of pre-professional music training and college preparatory academics. Trumpet students graduate well-prepared for the rigors of study at the university and conservatory level.

Arts Academy Boarding School: Viola Major

Academy Boarding School Major

Interlochen Arts Academy boarding high school offers student violists a program of pre-professional music training and college preparatory academics. Viola students graduate well-prepared for the rigors of study at the university and conservatory level.

Arts Academy Boarding School: Voice Major

Academy Boarding School Major

Interlochen Arts Academy boarding high school offers voice students a program of pre-professional music training and college preparatory academics. Voice students graduate well-prepared for the rigors of study at the university and conservatory level.

Music Conservatory Program

Academy Boarding School Major

The Conservatory Program in Music at Interlochen Arts Academy is a one-year, fully immersive artistic experience for recent high school graduates seeking a college-level music program on a vibrant campus of creative artists.

3-Hour Watercolor Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Through the exploration of small studies, access your creative side and develop two finished watercolor pieces. This class is perfect for beginners or anyone looking to brush up on their approach to watercolor.

Program dates: Monday, August 21, 2017

Acrylic Resist Etching for Beginners

Adult Arts Program

Follow in the footsteps of Rembrandt and Picasso and learn how to make prints from etched copper plates while exploring the latest innovations in non-toxic, eco-friendly, acrylic-based materials.

Program dates:
Monday, June 12, 2017 to Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Acting for Singers

Adult Arts Program

This course, taught in the style of a masterclass, is designed for singers with a solid vocal technique who desire the knowledge of how to “act” the song.

Program dates:
Friday, July 7, 2017 to Saturday, July 8, 2017

Adult Band Camp

Adult Arts Program

Join more than seventy adults from across the United States and around the globe for the 2017 Adult Band Camp and experience the joy of ensemble performance in a challenging, supportive, fun and friendly environment. 

Program dates:
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 to Sunday, August 13, 2017

Adult Chamber Music Camp

Adult Arts Program

For more than 60 years, adult musicians have come to Interlochen to read, play and polish great works of chamber music together.

Program dates:
Monday, August 14, 2017 to Sunday, August 20, 2017

Adult Choir Camp

Adult Arts Program

Join adult singers from across the United States and around the world to experience the joy of choral singing in a challenging, supportive and friendly environment.

Program dates:
Monday, June 26, 2017 to Saturday, July 1, 2017

Advanced Vocal Techniques

Adult Arts Program

Designed for the singer who has basic vocal training and a working knowledge of vocal techniques, this class will be a further exploration into advanced studies.

Program dates:
Monday, July 10, 2017 to Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Beginning Drawing

Adult Arts Program

Experience the magic of learning how to draw from nationally-renowned artist and illustrator Glenn Wolff! In this course, first-time art students will learn the basic concepts and techniques needed to begin to draw. 

Program dates:
Monday, July 31, 2017 to Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Beginning Knitting

Adult Arts Program

Learn how to knit and purl while working on a hat and scarf in this 6-hour introductory-level class taught by nationally known knitting instructor, Sarah Peasley. Discussions regarding knitting needles, yarns, notions, and gauge will introduce students to the world of knitting.

Program dates: Monday, July 10, 2017

Chapman Stick Workshop

Adult Arts Program

The Chapman Stick Workshop will include instruction for players of the Chapman Stick®, the two-handed tapping electric instrument popularized in the 1970s and 1980s by Tony Levin, who performed alongside artists including Peter Gabriel and King Crimson.

Program dates:
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 to Saturday, July 15, 2017

Colored Pencil Drawing: Obtaining Dramatic Effects

Adult Arts Program

Work with instructor Barbara Hranilovich to develop your colored pencil toolbox for application to fine drawings, children's book illustration, handmade cards or other pursuits.

Program dates: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Crafting Great Content: Best Blogging Practices for Artists and Writers

Adult Arts Program

Take your blog to the next level through hands-on writing exercises, group discussion, and feedback. Explore essential topics and best practices in blogging like managing your "idea flow," defining your audience, developing a conversational writing style and promoting your blog posts.

Program dates: Saturday, July 8, 2017

Easy Instrument Repair for the Band Teacher

Adult Arts Program

Join University of North Texas resident technician, Ann MacMillan, in this one-day workshop geared toward woodwind and brass teachers. 

Program dates: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Encaustic Painting for Beginners and Intermediates

Adult Arts Program

Encaustic painting, or painting with hot wax, can produce beautiful and dramatic results. Learn basic encaustic techniques in this one-day workshop.
Program dates: Thursday, June 15, 2017

Fiction Writing Workshop: Style and Narration

Adult Arts Program

In fiction, narrators are key. Whether short story, novel, novella, flash, literary, or genre fiction, narrators establish style and tone. This three-day workshop will focus on stylistic decisions all fiction writers must make. We will provide a supportive and collaborative environment, open to beginners and experienced writers alike.

Program dates:
Monday, July 31, 2017 to Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop

Adult Arts Program

The Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop features an accomplished faculty to help energize your playing skills.

Program dates:
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 to Saturday, July 29, 2017

Flute Choir Camp

Adult Arts Program

Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow flutists while rehearsing in a flute choir, attending repertoire reading sessions, and collaborating with others in chamber music duos, trios and quartets.

Program dates:
Monday, August 21, 2017 to Saturday, August 26, 2017

Incubate Your Creative Life

Adult Arts Program

Are you struggling with where your creative work fits within your current lifestyle? This workshop is designed to provide heat and promote development through a three-day process of incubation. 

Program dates:
Monday, June 19, 2017 to Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Intermediate Acrylic Painting Workshop

Adult Arts Program

In this studio-based workshop, participants will learn to explore imagery expressionistically (with emotion) using acrylic paint on paper and canvas. Subject matter will focus on still life, from floral to varied subject matter. This class is intended for intermediate students, however all skill levels are welcome.

Program dates:
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 to Friday, August 18, 2017

Intermediate Acrylic Resist Etching

Adult Arts Program

Explore the classic art of copper plate etching with printmaker Philip Hartigan, who in recent years has replaced the traditional toxic studio materials with acrylic materials that are safe for users, better for the environment, and capable of producing beautiful prints. 

Program dates:
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 to Friday, June 16, 2017

Intermediate Drawing

Adult Arts Program

This course is a continuation of the concepts and techniques covered in Beginning Drawing and/or is a course for those students who are looking to enhance their previously developed drawing skills. This class is intended for those who are looking for a more challenging experience.

Program dates:
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 to Friday, August 4, 2017

Intermediate Yarn Dyeing: Color Mixing Your Personal Palette

Adult Arts Program

Take your dyeing and understanding of colors to a new level with this class; where you will learn all about mixing primary-colored dyes to obtain a personal palette that expresses your favorite colors. 

Program dates: Saturday, July 8, 2017

Introduction to Blogging for Artists and Writers

Adult Arts Program

If you are an artist, musician, writer or creative professional who wants to talk about your process and promote your work through a blog but you don't know how, then this one-day course will teach you everything you need to know to get started.
Program dates: Friday, July 7, 2017

Introduction to Digital Photography

Adult Arts Program

This workshop is for beginners who would like to learn the basics of their digital camera and how to apply traditional photography principles to a digital medium.
Program dates: Friday, June 23, 2017

Learn to Play Music: Jubo Method for Educators and Adults

Adult Arts Program

Discover the Jubo Method, a new American pedagogy for entry-level music that provides students a solid foundation in music basics, good playing habits, sight-reading, and simple composition. Prepare yourself or your students to be ready to take on greater musical challenges, no matter the age. This workshop is open to educators or anyone interested in learning to read music and master a musical instrument.

Program dates:
Monday, June 12, 2017 to Friday, June 16, 2017

Learning Music Theory through the Keyboard

Adult Arts Program

Whether you are a listener or performer, this workshop will introduce or refresh participants understanding of the fundamentals of music theory using an organized and sequential approach. Material will cover topics including: notation, rhythm, dynamics, tempo, chord construction, scales, key signatures and more.

Program dates:
Monday, June 19, 2017 to Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Lecture: History of Music at Interlochen

Adult Arts Program

Join Classical IPR’s Amanda Sewell for a look at some remarkable musical moments from Interlochen’s history. 

Program dates: Sunday, July 9, 2017

Master Teacher Workshop for Flute

Adult Arts Program

This workshop is designed to inspire and organize both the flutist and the flute teacher while exploring specific flute playing topics for all skill levels. 

Program dates:
Sunday, August 20, 2017 to Monday, August 21, 2017

Memoir Writing Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Open to all skill levels, this week long workshop examines the place of memoir writing in the genre of nonfiction and will help writers develop specific skills to tell their personal or family stories with a crafted sensibility.

Program dates:
Monday, August 7, 2017 to Friday, August 11, 2017

Mystery Writing Intensive

Adult Arts Program

Join Aaron Stander and accomplices for a four-day intensive retreat that will walk you through the genre of mystery and crime writing.

Program dates:
Monday, June 19, 2017 to Thursday, June 22, 2017

Plein Air Painting with Mark Mehaffey

Adult Arts Program

This workshop will begin with demonstrations in watercolor and acrylic paint and a crash course in the studio to review the fundamentals of color mixing, composition, and basic concepts.
Program dates:
Thursday, July 13, 2017 to Saturday, July 15, 2017

Rigid Heddle Weaving Exploration

Adult Arts Program

This extended, two-day weaving class, is perfect for beginners as well as returning students and offers a rich learning opportunity

Program dates:
Thursday, June 22, 2017 to Friday, June 23, 2017

Shibori: Dyeing and Painting on Silk Scarves for Advanced Skills

Adult Arts Program

Students will be encouraged to “think outside the jar” as they mix their own colors with primary-color dyes and then translate their designs onto the silk using the Nui Shibori resist technique that consists of tracing patterns onto their scarves and using a needle and thread to stitch and tighten the fabric to create the resists and design. 

Program dates: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Shibori: Dyeing and Painting on Silk Scarves for Beginners

Adult Arts Program

The goal of this class is to help silk lovers become comfortable dyeing silk scarves and to create a pattern called Arashi Shibori, using a pole wrapping technique as a resist. 

Program dates: Monday, July 10, 2017

Shibori: Dyeing and Painting on Silk Scarves for Intermediates

Adult Arts Program

Gain confidence and facility with the properties of silk, weighing and mixing materials and dye, color mixing specific colors and layering color in two steps. Students will learn the techniques of Itajime Shibori, which uses folded resists to create patterns, and Kumo Shibori, which employs resists such as rubber bands, marbles or other objects tied into the fabric to create patterns.

Program dates: Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Soft Pastel Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Learn to see simple shapes and values to create stunning results with pastel painting techniques, color theory and color mixing.

Program dates:
Thursday, July 27, 2017 to Saturday, July 29, 2017

Techniques in Fingerstyle Guitar

Adult Arts Program

Join Interlochen College of Creative Arts' faculty members Matthew Schroeder and Thomas Clippert for this exciting one day workshop! 

Program dates: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Art of Handmade Books

Adult Arts Program

Learn the basics of how to create artful, handmade books in this one-day workshop with visual artist and educator, Philip Hartigan. 

Program dates: Thursday, July 6, 2017

Trumpet Repertoire Master Class

Adult Arts Program

Join accomplished performer and educator Jan David Roller for a course designed to support trumpet players and trumpet educators seeking to enhance their personal library and performance knowledge.

Program dates:
Monday, July 17, 2017 to Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Vocal Pedagogy Primer

Adult Arts Program

This course is geared towards the adult choir singer with little or no prior vocal training and a perfect warm-up for those interested in attending the Adult Choir Camp. 

Program dates:
Sunday, June 25, 2017 to Monday, June 26, 2017

Watercolor Printmaking: Japanese Woodblock

Adult Arts Program

With the end result resembling a refined watercolor painting on paper, this workshop will offer participants a rare insight into the ancient Japanese printmaking process known as moku hanga, as taught by an award-winning artist in the field.
Program dates:
Monday, July 17, 2017 to Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Writers Practicum

Adult Arts Program

This one-day Writers Practicum is ideal for those who are curious about publishing and want to advance their professional writing careers.

Program dates: Friday, June 16, 2017

Writers Retreat

Adult Arts Program

Join us in 2017 to celebrate the 12th year of Interlochen’s Writers Retreat and spend four days writing new material in the genre of your choice, attending craft talks by award-winning faculty, and enjoying lakeside lunches and evening readings while making connections in the literary world.

Program dates:
Monday, June 12, 2017 to Thursday, June 15, 2017

Yarn Dyeing for Beginners and Beyond

Adult Arts Program

Express your creativity through hand-painting and dyeing two skeins of superwash yarn with fiber artist, Rita Petteys!
Program dates: Friday, July 7, 2017

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