High School Clarinet Institute

At the one-week clarinet institute, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty as you develop your knowledge, skills, and artistry. The intensive schedule of master classes, workshops, and ensemble playing will help prepare you for success in high school and beyond as you learn to make the most of your practice time alongside other motivated clarinetists. Students also attend faculty performances and are afforded ample individual practice time.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 20, 2020 to June 26, 2020
Tuition: $1,575
Age range: Students currently in grades 6-9
Currently accepting applications on a rolling admission basis

Interlochen Arts Camp 2020 is pivoting this summer to Interlochen Online. Learn more about our interactive online summer arts series.

Master classes focus on solo repertoire, stage presence, and technical growth. Offerings include:

  • Workshops on fundamentals exercises (tone, technique, articulation, voicing, and breathing)
  • Additional workshops on college auditions, practice techniques, and historical clarinets
  • Alexander technique for clarinetists class
  • Master classes: one solo performance and observation of advanced clarinet institute classes
  • Small clarinet ensemble rehearsals, coachings, and performance


Audition Requirements

Two contrasting works: one demonstrating lyricism and another demonstrating technique. Appropriate works include etudes, solo works, and movements from sonatas or concerti. No accompaniment necessary

Additional Opportunities

Students interested in a multi-week, ensemble-based experience are invited to also apply for the high school orchestra and wind ensemble program, which takes place immediately following the one-week clarinet institute. Students are welcome to attend both in succession.

Interlochen is also home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, which offers a clarinet major for grades 9-12, as well as a post-graduate year.

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Asher Carlson

Faculty, Interlochen Clarinet Institute

Third and Bass Clarinet, Venice Symphony Orchestra

Dr. Bryan Conger

Instructor of Clarinet, Interlochen Arts Academy; Instructor of Clarinet, Interlochen Arts Camp

Pavel Vinnitsky

Faculty, Interlochen Clarinet Institute

Clarinetist, New York Philharmonic; Clarinet Faculty, New York University