Cello Intensive for High School Students

The Cello Intensive brings together motivated students and accomplished artist-teachers for one week of concentrated study. You’ll have daily master classes, performance classes, and career seminars, as well as opportunities to perform.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 19, 2021 to June 25, 2021
Tuition: $1,625
Age range: Students currently in grades 9-12

The Cello Intensive is a focused experience, designed for aspiring cellists in grades 9-12. With a focus on orchestral and solo repertoire, this program is ideal for students who may go on to study cello at the college or conservatory level. In class, you'll learn how to approach orchestral excerpts and participate in mock auditions. There are also opportunities for private instruction.

The intensive concludes with a concert of selected student soloists and the cello ensemble.

Each summer, the Cello Intensive faculty includes performers and educators from major symphony orchestras, colleges, and the Interlochen Arts Academy. This is an outstanding opportunity to study with some of the best cello teachers in the world.

Faculty appointments for Arts Camp 2021 will be finalized in spring.

Audition Requirements

Please submit video recordings for two of the following. Piano accompaniment is strongly preferred:

  • One movement of a standard concerto
  • One movement of a Bach Suite
  • A Popper Etude (High School of Cello Playing)

Additional Opportunities


Dr. Patrick Owen

Instructor of Cello, Interlochen Arts Academy; Faculty, Interlochen Cello Institute

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