Horn Intensive for High School Students

The Horn Intensive is an opportunity for you to experience a week of concentrated study with a distinguished faculty of performers and teachers. During your time here, you will experience master classes, rehearsals, and more, as you study alongside other motivated horn players from around the globe.

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 goal of the Horn Intensive is to prepare you for further in-depth study, both in high school and beyond. In daily master classes, you'll learn about practice techniques and routines, instrument history, solo literature, and the ethics of the music business.

Etude study will include the Kopprasch Etudes, Maxime-Alphonse Etudes, and Concone Etudes with demonstrations from distinguished performers. Solo literature and solo performing will be discussed. You will have daily rehearsals with both small and large ensembles, and the week is highlighted with inspiring performances by faculty and distinguished guest artists.

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

Audition Requirements

Please submit video recordings featuring two movements from any horn concerto.

Additional Opportunities

Students interested in a multi-week, ensemble-based program are invited to also apply to the Orchestra & Wind Ensemble program, which begins immediately following this one-week intensive.

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


Erik Ralske

Instructor of Horn, Interlochen Horn Institute

Principal Horn, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Professor of Horn, The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, and Mannes College of Music

Corbin Wagner

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

Associate Professor of Horn, Michigan State University College of Music

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