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Interlochen, Michigan

Music Building @ Interlochen Center for the Arts

the Project stats

62,000sf

Construction Manager

Cornerstone Architects

LEARN / PLAY

the Project study

Part of Interlochen Center for the Arts’ “Create Amazing” initiative, this new music facility will offer young aspiring artists year-round access to space for rehearsals, performances and classes in a contiguous location for the first time. Each classroom will be able to virtually connect with musicians from across the world to broaden the student learning experience.

Construction of the building marks the first time in the Center’s 90-year history that it has had a centralized facility for music education. For years, music students practiced in several disjointed areas of campus. Students, some who travel from across the globe to attend Interlochen, won’t have to worry about damaging their (often expensive) instruments in dated facilities that lack humidity controls and air conditioning.

It will link the Center’s Frohlich Piano and Percussion Building and its Corson Auditorium and will include 25 teaching studios, two rehearsal halls, and 10 practice studios. Major structural features include 3 floors (approximately 65,000 square feet) with optimal acoustics, environmental controls and soundproofing.