Interlochen Online Junior (grades 2-6) Programs

Unlock their passion for the arts and share traditional summer camp activities through an engaging online experience.

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
June 28, 2020 to July 19, 2020
Tuition: $1,950
Age range: Students currently in grades 2-6
Applications are now CLOSED

Applications are CLOSED.

Interlochen Online’s junior programs are designed to help your student explore and discover the arts. Each day, they’ll engage in three meaningful classes led by instructors who are experts in working with young artists.

The Classical Music track provides a balanced exploration of your student’s chosen instrument, including daily technique classes and guided practice sessions as well as biweekly private lessons.

The General Arts track will introduce your student to the basics of acting, dance, creative writing, music, and visual arts in a supportive, nurturing setting.

Each week includes optional virtual cabin session featuring camp crafts, snacks, and games with like-minded peers from around the world.

Please see the drop down below for our schedule of Live Q&A Sessions, hosted by Interlochen Online admission and faculty representatives.

Classical Music Performance

Join us to ignite your musical imagination! Through dynamic learning experiences, you will develop as a musician. You will play instruments, sing, move, study musicianship, and develop listening skills. Guided by Interlochen faculty who specialize in working with young musicians, you will develop your skills in group classes and in private lessons.

What Will I Learn?

  • Develop musicianship skills
  • Improve practice technique
  • Improve as musicians on their chosen instrument
  • Gain listening skills
  • Understand the connections between music and movement
  • Understand the connections between nature and art

Courses Include

  • Musical Technique. You will focus on technical skills, musicianship, and repertoire. Following a healthy warm-up, you will study and perform selected repertoire. Each week will end with a Virtual Studio Class in which students perform together.
  • Private Lessons. You will have two 30-minute private lessons a week, which will help you develop technique and master repertoire.
  • Guided Practice. You work on assignments established in your lessons, learn to develop discipline and individual mastery, and gain skills in individual practice.
  • Environmental Exploration. Explore the Interlochen Center for the Arts environment and learn about your home ecosystem.

Sample Schedule

*Note that class order is subject to change. The start and end times for each day will remain the same.

General Arts

The General Arts program provides you the opportunity to explore a variety of art forms and your own natural environment. You will learn from Interlochen faculty in environmental studies, theatre, dance, visual arts, creative writing, and music.

What Will I Learn?

  • Master introductory acting techniques
  • Develop creative writing skills
  • Develop musicianship skills
  • Understand the connections between nature and art

Courses Include

  • Acting. You will participate in a series of exercises that will activate your body, voice, and imagination as you immerse yourself in the dynamic world of theatre.
  • Creative Writing. Expand your creative writing skills, developing stories, poems, plays, and more. Teacher-led prompts, feedback, workshops, and collaborative brainstorming will help you develop and refine texts.
  • Dance. You will explore a variety of dance forms in a safe, challenging, and creative environment. All students will grow in their ability to express themselves through movement.
  • Music Exploration. Participate in dynamic learning experiences that include playing instruments, singing, moving, listening, and studying musicianship.
  • Visual Arts Exploration. Through experimentation of various materials and methods, develop your art-marking skills and explore personal areas of creative interest.
  • Environmental Exploration. Explore the Interlochen Center for the Arts environment and learn about your home ecosystem.
  • Fun Fridays: Interdisciplinary Arts Projects. Share the projects you have worked on throughout the week. You will also create new projects that combine arts forms and explore the relationships among different arts disciplines.

Sample Schedule

*Note that class order is subject to change. The start and end times for each day will remain the same.

Free Fitness Add-Ons

In addition to the core Interlochen Online programs and electives, we also have free fitness opportunities available for all students. There will be a variety of videos and other resources in our Student Hub in Canvas, including:

  • Strength training and agility
  • "Couch to 5K" conditioning
  • Stretching
  • Nutrition
  • And more!

Students and families are welcome to access these resources on-demand to best fit your schedule.


John Aley

Valade Fellow, Interlochen Arts Camp; Faculty, Interlochen Trumpet Institute; Faculty, Adult Band Camp (High Brass), Interlochen College of Creative Arts

Professor Emeritus, Trumpet, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mead Witter School of Music

Jaclyn Dorr

Instructor of Violin, Interlochen Online

Violin/Viola Faculty, Peabody Institute Preparatory

Lawrence P. Hurst

Valade Fellow, Double Bass, Interlochen Arts Camp; Faculty, Interlochen Double Bass Institute

Former chair of the Department of Strings, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University; Former principal double bass, Dallas Symphony

Jeffrey Irvine

Faculty, Interlochen Viola Institute

Fynette H. Kulas Professor of Viola, Cleveland Institute of Music

Jonah Kim

Instructor of Cello, Interlochen Arts Camp

Charles Land

Instrument Exploration Instructor, Interlochen Arts Camp

Band and Chorus Director, Dawson County Public Schools, Georgia

Jacob Nissly

Instructor of Percussion, Interlochen Online

Principal Percussionist, San Francisco Symphony; Co-Chair, Percussion, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Gerry Pagano

Valade Fellow, Trombone, Interlochen Arts Camp

Bass Trombone, St. Louis Symphony

Dr. Jennifer Parker-Harley

Instructor of Flute, Interlochen Arts Camp

Associate Professor of Flute, University of South Carolina

Dr. Stephen Pierce

Instructor of Intermediate Piano, Interlochen Arts Camp

Associate Professor of Keyboard Studies, University of Southern California

Dr. Samuel Schreiber

Teaching Fellow, Clarinet, Interlochen Arts Camp

Clarinet Teaching Artist, the Philadelphia Orchestra

Clyde Sheets

Director, Interdisciplinary Arts, Interlochen Arts Academy

Zachary Shemon

Valade Fellow, Saxophone, Interlochen Arts Camp; Faculty, Interlochen Saxophone Institute

Associate Professor of Saxophone, University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance; Alto Saxophonist, PRISM Quartet

William Short

Instructor of Bassoon, Interlochen Arts Camp

Principal Bassoon, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Dr. Eric Stomberg

Director of Music, Interlochen Arts Camp; Instructor of Bassoon, Interlochen Arts Academy

Instructor of Bassoon, University of Kansas

Linda Strommen

Instructor of Oboe, Interlochen Arts Camp; Faculty, Interlochen Oboe Institute

Professor of Oboe, Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University

Maxwell Trombley

Instructor of Voice, Interlochen Online

Vocal Music Director, Malow Junior High School

Molly Wilkens-Reed

Instructor of Instrument Exploration, Interlochen Arts Camp

Director, Virginia Tech String Project

Mary Beth Woodruff

Instructor of Violin, Interlochen Arts Camp

Founder, Artistic Director, and Conductor, Santa Barbara Strings; Concertmaster, Santa Maria Philharmonic; violinist, Radian String Quartet

Dr. Angela Yoon

Temporary Instructor of Voice, Interlochen Arts Academy; Instructor of Voice, Interlochen Arts Camp

Assistant Professor of Voice, Samford University