Experience amazing music and moments in northern Michigan! Join us in May for the Mackinac Music Workshop.

Mackinac Music Workshop

This event takes place at the elegant and acoustically superb Cheboygan Opera House. Your band, choir, or orchestra will work with a highly-esteemed educator or conductor as part of a pre-performance clinic.

Then, they’ll perform on the historic Cheboygan Opera House stage, a beautifully restored focal point for entertainment and the performing arts in the Straits of Mackinaw area.

The Mackinac Music Workshop Includes

Performance on Cheboygan Opera House Stage
May 9th Clinic with Esteemed Educator/Conductor
Written and/or Recorded Critique
Ensemble Award Plaque

Price: $89/Performer

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While You’re Here

Grab your bike or put on your walking shoes and ferry across deep blue waters to beautiful Mackinac Island.

There are no cars allowed on this little slice of paradise, but horses and buggies abound!  Explore the island’s winding paths, historic buildings, and fabulous fudge.

Tour the 130+-year-old Mackinac Point Lighthouse that guided ships through the treacherous Straits of Mackinac.  Learn about the families who lived and worked there, as well as the tragic shipwrecks that took place.

Step back in time to the days of the American Revolution.  The fort and fur trading village offers a glimpse of colonial life during America’s earliest days.  Historical interpreters share fascinating tales of British soldiers, French-Canadian merchants, and settlers at Colonial Michilimackinac.

Mackinac Music Workshop

Board a 36-foot Newton boat for an hour and a half tour of shipwrecks, lighthouses, and the stunning Great Lakes.  If you want to get up close and personal, Nautical North Family Adventures offers snorkeling at one of the area’s oldest wrecks.

Then watch world-class lumberjacks go head-to-head and axe to axe at the Jack Pine Lumberjack Show.  Learn about Michigan’s rich logging history as the axe antics abound!

This super fun show is action-packed and great for student groups.

Finally, wrap up your time in Mackinaw with a bonfire on the beach.  Kick back and relax to the sounds of the water while licking the gooey goodness of s’mores from your fingers – an amazing moment to end an amazing trip!