Peter Sotos (IAA '83), music attorney, talks about a love of history that was sparked while he was a student at Interlochen Arts Academy.
Elaine Douvas (IAA '70), oboe instructor at The Juilliard School, remembers the creative community that she discovered at Interlochen Arts Academy.
Martha Jacobi (IAA '73) talks about the friendships that were formed during her time at Interlochen Arts Academy.
Alison Scott-Williams (IAA '85), Associate Vice President for Diversity and Campus Life at The Juilliard School, reflects on her experiences at Interlochen Arts Academy.
Drew McVety (IAA '83), actor, musician and composer, reflects on coming to Interlochen Arts Academy.
As part of the 50th celebrations, each arts area director will share their vision for the future of their program. In this first installment we hear from the director of the theatre program, Bill Church.
Interlochen President Jeffrey Kimpton welcomes the students of Interlochen Arts Academy's 50th year. The title, "Pioneers of a New Frontier," is a direct reference to Joseph Maddy's opening speech at the first year of the Academy.
In a recording from the first Academy Convocation in 1962, Joseph Maddy and Don Th. Jaeger introduce trustees and members of the new faculty and staff.
Marten ten Hoor, a retired professor of philisophy from the University of Alabama, presents the rationale and objectives of the new Academy curriculum in his speech at the first opening convocation in fall of 1962.