In the singer-songwriter program, you develop your songwriting and performance skills under the guidance of music industry professionals. The program enables you to explore a variety of songwriting styles, collaborate with other talented musicians, and perform your music. You will master songwriting fundamentals, and explore the connections among emotion, imagination, and song.
While students in the singer-songwriter program do not take elective classes, there are many opportunities to enjoy student and faculty presentations in visual art, theatre, dance, creative writing, and film while you are here. And each summer, we present an impressive lineup of world-renowned classical, jazz, and popular guest artists.
Video file: a self-accompanied, personal performance of an original composition.
PDF file: Attach a written copy of the lyrics
Interlochen is also home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, which also offers a singer-songwriter major for students in grades 9-12, as well as a post-graduate year.
Instructor of Music Theory, Interlochen Arts Academy
Singer-Songwriter Instructor, Interlochen Arts Camp
Associate Professor of Songwriting, Berklee College of Music