Arts Merge Summer Program for Grades 6-9

The Arts Merge program provides the opportunity to explore a variety of art forms. You’ll have the opportunity to study with our world-class faculty with classes in theatre, dance, visual arts, creative writing, music, environmental studies, and artistic collaboration.

  • Students in the Arts Merge program take acting, creative writing, dance, music exploration, visual arts exploration, and environmental exploration.

  • Students in the Arts Merge program take acting, creative writing, dance, music exploration, visual arts exploration, and environmental exploration.

  • Students in the Arts Merge program take acting, creative writing, dance, music exploration, visual arts exploration, and environmental exploration.

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
June 26, 2021 to July 17, 2021
July 18, 2021 to August 8, 2021
Tuition: $6,250
Age range: Students currently in grades 6-9
Priority deadline: 
January 14, 2021

Classes 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-making skills and explore personal areas of creative interest.

  • Environmental Exploration. Explore the Interlochen Center for the Arts environment and learn about your home ecosystem.

  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration Projects. Students will collaborate together to create new projects that combine art forms and explore the relationships among different arts disciplines.

How to Apply

This program does not require an audition or portfolio. It enrolls on a first-come, first-served basis, so your early application is advised.