Classical Voice Summer Program for Grades 6-9

If you love to sing, the three-week classical voice summer program is an excellent opportunity to develop your voice through solo, small vocal ensemble, and large choral experiences. Working under the guidance of an accomplished, supportive faculty, you will experience the joy of singing with other talented students from around the world.

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
June 27, 2020 to July 18, 2020
July 19, 2020 to August 9, 2020
Tuition: $6,100
Age range: Students currently in grades 3-6
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.

We are excited to announce that acclaimed opera artists Nathan and Julie Gunn will return to Interlochen this summer! During the third week of Camp (the final week of the first session), the Gunns will work directly with high school and intermediate voice students, providing personalized coaching through master classes and workshops. Nathan Gunn will also perform with the World Youth Wind Symphony.

In this summer program, you will develop your voice through solo, small vocal ensemble, and large choral experiences.

The Intermediate Choir (view 2019 repertoire; 2020 repertoire coming soon) allows you to develop ensemble and musicianship skills through the study of choral literature appropriate for adolescent singers.

Private voice lessons with our voice faculty throughout each session provide you with individualized feedback and instruction.

Classes devoted to singer skills focus on developing your musicianship and music literacy through the study of music theory and solfeggio.

Our operetta workshop provides you the opportunity to engage in acting and dramatic presentation, through the preparation and performance of a short operetta.

In Voice Class, you will engage in the study of classical vocal techniques in a group setting, including IPA, diction, body alignment, and master classes.

Use your elective class option to study another art form, or choose from a variety of classes in the music department. When you're not in class, you will have numerous opportunities to enjoy student, faculty, and renowned guest artist presentations in a variety of art forms.


Performance Venues and Opportunities

Performance venues include the 3,900-seat Kresge Auditorium, the 950-seat Corson Auditorium, the open-air historic Interlochen Bowl, and the beautiful Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall. Kresge Auditorium was recently named one of the ten best outdoor performance venues in the nation by USA Today.

Students may compete for the opportunity to perform a concerto with one of the intermediate division's orchestras or wind symphony. Learn more about the concerto competition.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the artistic diversity here at Interlochen, and enjoy presentations in theatre, music, dance, visual art, creative writing, and film. And each summer, we present an impressive lineup of world-renowned classical, jazz, and popular guest artists.

What Our Students and Parents Say

"Thank you so much for spending your summer teaching the kids. What an incredible opportunity it was for our daughter." - K.B.  

"I wanted to thank you for a wonderful vocal arts program. We were so impressed by the operetta, the voice recital, and the choral concert. The campers learned so much during the three-week program and sounded fantastic!" - G.C.

"I can't tell you how much our daughter enjoyed her time at Interlochen this summer! Well, I could ... but it would take 13 hours, which is how long she talked to me about her great experience at camp on the drive home yesterday!" - S.H.

"My daughter just got back from Interlochen, and I can’t begin to express how much she enjoyed every single minute of the vocal arts program. She feels so privileged to have been a part of it all. She’s full of excitement about how much she learned and the amazing faculty and students she was able to work with. And last but not least, she can’t wait to go back next summer! A big thanks to you and your amazing team of vocal faculty and staff!" - J.H.

"Our daughter thoroughly enjoyed her time at Interlochen this past three weeks and I believe a big part of that was because of the direction and attention provided by Mr. Lorenz and Mr. Peterson. Thanks again for opportunities you provided her this summer." - M.G.

"Thanks so so much. Our daughter cannot stop talking about what a great experience it was!" - S.B

"Thank you so much for the extraordinary work you put into these kids' time at Interlochen. Our daughter says that the last three weeks have been the best of her life. She just loved the focus and hard work and the sheer amount of music, and she has nothing but praise for you. She'll definitely be back!" - K.B.

"Thank you very much for the wonderful time our daughter spent at Interlochen. An unforgettable experience. She has been telling us her wonderful experience there: academic and human! Blessings to all you all staff and workers at Interlochen Arts Camp." - J.C.S.E.

Audition Requirements

Video files #1 and #2: Select two audition pieces from the classical, art song, or folk song vocal repertoire. There is no required repertoire for intermediate applicants; however the audition recording should demonstrate both technical and lyrical singing. Pieces should include piano accompaniment.


Kristen DiNinno

Instructor of Voice, Intermediate Vocal Arts, Interlochen Arts Camp

Steven Lorenz

Instructor of Choral Studies, Intermediate Vocal Arts, Interlochen Arts Camp.

Director of Choirs, Ann Arbor Pioneer High School

Molly Phelan

Instructor of Voice, Intermediate Vocal Arts, Interlochen Arts Camp

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