In the Singer-Songwriter program, you develop your songwriting and performance skills under the guidance of music industry professionals. The program enables you to explore a variety of songwriting styles, collaborate with other talented musicians, and perform your music. You will master songwriting fundamentals, and explore the connections among emotion, imagination, and song.
Focusing on piano, guitar, and voice, you will compose songs and share them in small workshops that allow you to gain performance experience and receive feedback in an intimate and supportive setting. Additional performance opportunities include informal "coffee house" style events, a mid-session public performance, and several concerts at the end of the session. Each student will perform in at least one concert.
Students also have the opportunity to collaborate with Music Production & Engineering majors to record their work in Interlochen's new professional recording studios.
There are many opportunities to enjoy student and faculty presentations in visual art, theatre, dance, creative writing, and film while you are here. Each summer, we present an impressive lineup of world-renowned classical, jazz, and popular guest artists.