Organ Summer Program for Grades 6-9

The organ program at Interlochen offers an intensive three-week immersion experience for grades 6-9. The small, close-knit nature of the department enables daily interaction with faculty. Students practice on one of nine practice instruments located in the organ building or on the 50-rank Reuter concert instrument located in Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall. Qualified students may also perform in one of the weekly organ recitals. Inexperienced organists with a strong piano background are encouraged to apply.

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
June 21, 2014 to July 12, 2014
July 13, 2014 to August 4, 2014
Tuition: $5,080
Age range: Grades 6-9

Summer 2014 programs have concluded, but we'd love to have you join us next year! Join our mailing list, and you'll be among the first to know about summer 2015 programs.

  • Private organ lessons are given weekly.
  • Private piano lessons are given weekly.
  • Dedicated practice time is available on days when no lesson is scheduled.
  • Organ master class includes studio class, meetings with guest artists, coached practicing and work in church service playing.
  • Piano skills class helps students develop a strong technical foundation.
  • Two additional electives (see elective options)

Audition Requirements

Audio or Video Files 1 and 2: Two solo works of contrasting style. There is no required repertoire for intermediate applicants but the audition should demonstrate the applicant’s overall ability.

Inexperienced organists with a strong piano background are encouraged to apply. Admission eligibility will be determined on the combined merits of the piano and organ selections.

Faculty

Thomas Bara

Instructor of Organ and Assistant Director of Music, Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp

Todd Wilson

Guest Faculty, Master Class, Interlochen Arts Camp

Head of the Organ Department, The Cleveland Institute of Music; Curator of the E.M. Skinner pipe organ, Severance Hall in Cleveland, OH; Director of Music and Worship, Cleveland’s Trinity Cathedral; House Organist, Stan Hywet Home and Gardens, Akron, OH

Paul Barte

Guest Faculty, Master Class, Interlochen Arts Camp

Associate Professor of Music History and University Organist, Ohio University

James Kibbie

Guest Faculty, Master Class, Interlochen Arts Camp

Professor of Organ, University of Michigan

Photo Galleries

  • Interlochen Center for the Arts' photo
  • Interlochen Center for the Arts' photo
  • Interlochen Center for the Arts' photo
  • Interlochen Center for the Arts' photo
  • High School and Intermediate Organ (104)
  • Intermediate Organ Building (10)
  • Jack Mitchener organ masterclass_35
  • Interlochen Center for the Arts' photo
  • 2013 Intermediate - High School Organ 011
  • 2012 World Youth Wind Symphony 060

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