Spend your summer focusing on challenging and sophisticated repertoire under the direction of world-renowned conductors. During your time here, you will grow as a musician and artist, and experience the joy of playing with a group of outstanding fellow musicians from all over the world.
2019 World Youth Symphony Orchestra Conductors (from top left to bottom right): JoAnn Falletta, Dr. Leslie B. Dunner, Cristian Măcelaru, Erik Nielsen, Jung-Ho Pak, Mei-Ann Chen
The band OK Go features two Interlochen Arts Camp alumni—Damian Kulash and Tim Nordwind. In July 2017, the band returned to their birthplace for a homecoming concert. During the visit, Damian and Tim invited several groups of students to perform with them at their concert in Kresge Auditorium. Watch as the World Youth Wind Symphony accompanies OK Go in concert.
Students in the six-week orchestra and wind symphony program perform with one of three large ensembles:
- World Youth Symphony Orchestra (WYSO) (view 2019 repertoire)
- Interlochen Philharmonic (view 2018 repertoire; 2019 repertoire coming soon)
- World Youth Wind Symphony (WYWS) (view 2019 repertoire)
With new repertoire each week, three hours of rehearsal each day, and six performances throughout the summer, you will experience what it's like to be a part of a professional ensemble.
Your two hours a day of chamber music include small ensemble rehearsal and coaching, student performances, special topics, master classes and faculty performances. View music faculty by instrument.
You will also have weekly private lessons with one of our outstanding faculty members, many of whom hold advanced degrees in music, teach at the college level, and/or perform in professional symphony orchestras.
Use your elective class option to study another art form, or choose from a variety of classes in the music department, including Composition, Alexander Technique, Music Theory, Computer Music, Jazz, Orchestration, Music Literature, Yoga, and more. View elective classes.