Instructor of Violin

  • Interlochen, MI
  • Full-time

Company Description

Interlochen Center for the Arts is the recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the only organization in the world that brings together: a 2,500-student summer camp program; a 500-student fine arts boarding high school; opportunities for hundreds of adults to engage in fulfilling artistic and creative programs; two 24-hour listener-supported public radio stations (classical music and news); more than 600 arts presentations annually by students, faculty and world-renowned guest artists; a global alumni base spanning eight decades, including leaders in arts and all other endeavors. For information, visit Interlochen online at


Interlochen Center for the Arts includes:


Interlochen Arts Academy

Interlochen Arts Academy, a fine arts boarding high school, offers the highest quality artistic training combined with comprehensive college-preparatory academics. The Academy also offers post-graduate opportunities.


Interlochen Arts Camp

Young artists from around the world gather at Interlochen each summer to learn, create and perform alongside leading artists and instructors. Programs are offered to students in grades three through twelve.


Interlochen College of Creative Arts

Adult artists thrive on opportunities to learn and express themselves creatively. The College of Creative Arts offers programs in a variety of arts disciplines.


Interlochen Public Radio

Classical Music: 88.7 FM, Interlochen; 88.5 FM, Mackinaw City; and 100.9 FM, East Jordan/Charlevoix

News Radio: 91.5 FM, Traverse City; 90.1 FM, Harbor Springs/Petoskey; 89.7 FM, Manistee/Ludington

Streaming online at  Through two listener-supported broadcast services, Interlochen Public Radio (IPR) connects northwest Michigan with arts, news and culture on a global scale. IPR also gives significant focus to local and regional news, information and artists.


Interlochen Presents

Interlochen brings dozens of world-renowned artists to northwest Michigan, enhancing the region’s position on the global arts map. Interlochen presents more than 600 events each year by students, faculty and guest artists, making Interlochen one of the nation’s largest arts presenters.


Job Description

The Academy:  Founded in 1962 and recently celebrating its 50th anniversary, Interlochen Arts Academy is recognized as a international model teaching center for the nation’s future artistic talent.  Located on a 1200 acre wooded campus fifteen miles from Traverse City, Michigan, the Academy offers instruction to 500 talented students from throughout the United States and many countries in creative writing, dance, music, theatre arts, visual arts, motion picture arts, and comparative arts, with a rigorous program of college-preparatory academics. Artistic and academic faculty of extraordinary caliber create an unparalleled creative, learning and performing environment.  Approximately 95% of the students who graduate from the Academy choose to pursue a professional career in the arts; Academy graduates rank among this country’s most distinguished performers and teachers in the arts, as well as national leaders in the humanities and a variety of professions. 

The Instructor of Violin supports the educational program needs at Interlochen Arts Academy.  The successful candidate will maintain an active studio of private violin students.  He or she will participate in coaching and conducting chamber music, and conduct studio classes and violin sectionals for orchestra.  Performance faculty are responsible for preparing students for college and conservatory auditions.  They are also expected to take a leading role in recruiting efforts to maintain an outstanding private studio.  All faculty are expected to participate in a variety of student and campus activities.  This position may also require classroom teaching in a secondary area of musical expertise, such as ear training, music theory, or class piano, depending on studio load.     


A Master of Music degree or performance equivalent in Violin, with substantial professional performance and demonstrated teaching expertise is required. The successful candidate must be able to create an exciting and challenging teaching and performing environment that fosters a successful learning atmosphere.  Significant experience as a private teacher who understands the needs and capabilities of young, developing, high caliber performers at the high school or college level will be an essential quality of the ideal candidate.  Interlochen expects its performance faculty to establish and maintain national visibility and credibility for both themselves and their studios. Fluency in the use of technology tools for communication and music education is highly valued.

Additional Information

Compensation and Benefits: 

A competitive salary and benefits packages is being offered.

Application Requirements:

  1. Candidates should complete the application process be clicking on the "I'm interestd button".
  2. Candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, digital audio recordings demonstrating performing ability, unofficial educational transcripts and three current letter of recommendation to  subject: Violin Search


Materials submitted will be held in strictest confidence.


Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For priority consideration please submit all materials by May 15, 2013.