Academy Orchestra

The Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra presents approximately eight major concerts each year and frequently collaborates with renowned guest artists and conductors. The orchestra performs a diversity of literature comprising major works of the symphonic repertoire, concerti and new music. The orchestra also performs with choir and other ensembles, and is the resident orchestra for the annual ballet production.

Video: World Youth Symphony Orchestra Through the Eyes of a Student

As a 5-year-old, Angelique saw a live performance of a cello ensemble in Haiti—and she was hooked. She started her musical career soon after on a toy cello her parents made out of cardboard. In the summer of 2012, she played in the World Youth Symphony Orchestra, a collection of musicians from widely different backgrounds who share Angelique's passion for music. Angelique was a 2012 scholarship recipient.