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
June 5, 2020 (updated due to capacity)
Space is limited. Registrations are on a first come, first serve basis.

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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

All Interlochen Online students and their families are welcome to participate in these free fitness opportunities during your three-week program:

  • Strength Training and Agility: Looking to better understand exercise fundamentals or take your workouts to the next level? You will gain a better understanding of what it takes to create and maintain a successful workout program.
  • Couch to 5K Conditioning: Whether you've never run or haven't hit the pavement (or the treadmill) lately, you will learn nutrition, stretching, overuse injuries, and yes, how to train for a 5K.
  • Soccer/Ultimate Frisbee/Volleyball Skills: Do you miss playing team sports? You will learn a number of sports and skills to help keep you sharp this summer. 
  • Virtual Geocaching: It's a modern-day treasure hunt! You will learn about geocaching, the hunt, and how to design and hide your own geocache.
  • Team Building and Adventure Games: You will need to think outside the box and learn to work as a team to resolve numerous projects and challenges.  


Clyde Sheets

Director, Interdisciplinary Arts, Interlochen Arts Academy

Dr. Eric Stomberg

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

Instructor of Bassoon, University of Kansas