The vocal arts summer program is an opportunity for students in grades 6-9 to develop in all aspects of their vocal training. Intermediate vocal students will perform in choirs, small ensembles and music dramas. Students develop performance skills through the Intermediate Vocal Ensemble, which emphasizes literature that is appropriate for adolescents. Vocal arts students also participate in an opera workshop class. Solo and small ensemble skills are combined with experiences in theatre to create an operetta production.
- Intermediate Vocal Ensemble (view repertoire) performs advanced choral literature for young vocal musicians. All students in this ensemble are enrolled in the vocal arts program.
- Intermediate Choir (view repertoire) is a larger ensemble experience that includes singers from across the camp.
- Sight-singing and music theory classes improve all-around musicianship skills.
- Operetta workshop is a two-period block where students work on solos, small ensembles and theatre skills. The workshop culminates with an operetta performance.
- One additional elective (see elective options)
Note: Private voice lessons are not available to Intermediate students.
Interlochen offers a separate concerto competition for High School and Intermediate divisions. Winners in the High School division will perform with one of the division’s orchestral or wind ensembles. Concerto competition details >>
How to Apply
- Prepare the materials listed below.
- Complete the online application.
- Submit your audition materials online.
Video files 1 and 2: Select two audition pieces from the classical, art song or folk song vocal repertoire. There is no required repertoire for intermediate applicants, however the audition recording should demonstrate both technical and lyrical singing. Pieces should include piano accompaniment.