Rock/Pop Music Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
June 27, 2020 to July 18, 2020
Tuition: $6,100
Age range: Students currently in grades 3-6
Currently accepting applications on a rolling admission basis.

Students experience the entire process of staging a full Rock and Pop show with other dedicated musicians, from selecting songs, creating charts, learning in sectionals and rehearsing in bands to staging and performing for the public in venues on campus. The Rock concert at program’s end is one of Interlochen’s most popular student events.

Rock program students will also attend classes in Theory, Pop and Rock History and Form and work on original songs during the session; and the faculty will choose one of the originals for performance in the final concert.

Faculty include veteran Rock and Contemporary performers, songwriters, and educators.


Ability to read music or chord charts (music will not be written in tablature).

Audition Requirements

Submit one to three video recordings of work that best represents you as an artist at this time. If you are performing in an ensemble, please make sure you are clearly highlighted.