High School Piano Institute (one week)

If you are a serious student pianist with collegiate and professional aspirations, the piano institute is an excellent opportunity to spend a week in master classes and private lessons.

Below are examples of past instructors; 2017 faculty will be announced in the spring.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 17, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Tuition: $1,190
Age range: Students currently in grades 9-12

During your time here, you will participate in master classes and attend inspiring faculty and guest artist performances. You'll also have classes in historic performance styles, piano technique, memorization, and movement with music. Performance opportunities include student recitals and a possible invitation to perform live on Interlochen Public Radio.

Audition Requirements

Audio or video file containing three works:

  • A substantial work of the student's choice. Example: Prelude & fugue, suite, ballade, scherzo, etc.
  • Any etude by Chopin, Moszkowski, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, or Debussy.
  • A movement from a sonata by Haydn, Mozart, or Beethoven.

Students who wish to be considered for the concerto reading should include a movement from one of the concerti in lieu of the sonata.

Additional Opportunities

Students are welcome to attend this one-week institute, and the continue on in the six-week piano summer program that immediately follows.

Interlochen is also home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, which offers a piano performance major for grades 9-12.


Dr. Michael Coonrod

Instructor of Piano, Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp
Faculty, Interlochen Piano Institute

Enrico Elisi

Faculty, Interlochen Piano Institute

Associate Professor of Piano, Eastman School of Music

Dr. Thomas (T.J.) Lymenstull

Instructor of Piano, Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp; Faculty, Interlochen Piano Institute

Logan Skelton

Faculty, Interlochen Piano Institute 

Professor of Piano and Director of Doctoral Studies in Piano Performance, University of Michigan