Discover a music summer camp unlike any other

Are you a young musician with a passion for your instrument? Do you envision yourself playing in a band or ensemble, or collaborating with others as passionate as you are?

Whatever your creative ambitions are, you’ll take your talents to the next level at Interlochen Arts Camp. Explore music programs for grades 3–12.


What does Interlochen Arts Camp have to offer?

Interlochen Arts Camp offers summer sessions in a variety of genres, instruments, and skill levels. Depending on your age, programs range from one-, two-, four-, and six-week program options that will challenge and inspire you to reach your potential. 

When you come to Interlochen this summer, you will:

  • Practice and perform in a beautiful natural setting
  • Work with incredible faculty, guest artists, and conductors
  • Forge friendships with students from around the world
  • Grow your skills and talents as a young musician
  • Enjoy all the fun of camp including cabin games, traditions, outdoor activities, and more

Areas of Focus


Spend your summer tackling challenging repertoire, gain performance experience in small and large ensembles, and learn from renowned guest musicians and conductors from around the globe.


Immerse yourself in the collaborative world of rock and popular music, write and perform your own music, or learn the foundations of professional music studio production.


Explore the art of improvisation while exploring jazz history and creative concepts, take master classes with acclaimed faculty and guest artists, and participate in jazz orchestras or small combos with peers.

Voice & Opera

Learn vocal technique, theory, history, movement, and opera scene work this summer. Develop your voice through solo, small ensemble, and large choral experiences.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dates vary by age and program of interest.

One-week Intensives (Grades 9–12): June 15-21

Two-week sessions (Grades 3-6): June 23–July 6; July 7–July 20; July 21–Aug. 3

Three-week sessions (Grades 6–12): June 23–July 13; July 14–Aug. 4

Four-week sessions (Grades 3-6): June 23–July 20; July 7–Aug. 3

Six-week sessions (Grades 6-12): June 23–Aug. 4

The priority application is Jan. 15. We will continue to welcome applications after Jan. 15 as space permits. In 2023, over 3,000 students attended Interlochen Arts Camp, so the earlier a student can apply the better. Applying early gives you priority consideration for scholarship opportunities, for your first choice program, and gives you time to plan ahead.

We believe that each and every talented student who is offered admission should be able to attend Interlochen Arts Camp. 85% of families that apply for assistance receive financial aid. Need- and merit-based financial aid is available, and financial need does not affect admission.

Interlochen exists to help artists develop and improve, so it is most important that students showcase potential to learn and a capacity for continued growth. Students are not expected to be "perfect." We recommend that you learn more about Interlochen, visit our campus, or apply.

Interlochen's beautiful 1,200 acre campus is located in the northwest corner of Michigan's lower peninsula, near Traverse City. By car, we are about four hours from Detroit, and six hours from Chicago. Our region is served by Cherry Capital Airport (TVC), which offers multiple daily flights to and from Chicago and Detroit, and seasonal service to/from Minneapolis, New York City, and Newark.

What People Are Saying

“Interlochen gives me the opportunity to practice, play, and perform at a level I have never previously experienced. Not only do I learn a great deal of information from the world-class instructors, but I also have the privilege of learning from my peers."

Andre, Percussion, Sarasota, FA

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