Crescendo, April 2010

Feature Story

The Future of Cinema Starts at Interlochen
This May, high school filmmakers from around the world will have the rare opportunity to meet with their peers and learn from some of the leading names in film at the third annual Future of Cinema International Film Festival. The event is one of only a few film festivals in the world created exclusively for high school students. The four-day event will take place from May 6 to 9 at the DeRoy Center for Film Studies on the campus of Interlochen Center for the Arts.

News from Campus

Creative Writer Earns National Recognition and Summer Adventure
Margaret "Emi" Nietfield, senior from Minneapolis, was recently honored with a $10,000 National Portfolio Gold Medal Scholarship from the 2010 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition for her non-fiction portfolio. This highly-coveted scholarship is presented to only fifteen students across the country and two non-fiction writers.

Academy Students Earn National Recognition from Scholastic
This spring, several Interlochen Arts Academy students earned high honors through the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The competition was founded in 1923 and is recognized as the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for student achievement in the visual arts and creative writing in the U.S.

Noted Director McSweeny Visits Theatre Students
In April, the theatre department welcomed accomplished theatre director Ethan McSweeny. Over the last five years, McSweeny has quickly risen to prominence as a sought-after director. He has directed numerous works on Broadway, at the Washington Shakespeare Theatre, the Signature Theatre, the Chautauqua Theatre Festival, and other venues.

Academy Student Opens Concert for Mason Jennings
Sunday, April 12 was an evening to remember for Academy senior and cello major, Jess Newham - she was selected to perform as an opening act for singer-songwriter Mason Jennings before his performance at Corson Auditorium.

Interlochen Alumni Excel at National Trumpet Competition
Four Interlochen alumni took home honors at the 2010 National Trumpet Competition. Interlochen graduates took first place in the undergraduate and graduate divisions. All four also performed in the winning trumpet ensemble from The Juilliard School.

Interlochen Presents

Interlochen Announces 2010 Summer Arts Festival (video)
This summer's featured guest artists include Sheryl Crow, The Moody Blues, Garrison Keillor, Lyle Lovett, Foreigner, clarinetist David Shifrin and Josh Turner.

Interlochen Public Radio

Interlochen Public Radio Welcomes Diane Rehm (audio)
On April 7, 2010, Interlochen Public Radio presented an evening with Diane Rehm, the Peabody Award-winning host of NPR’s "The Diane Rehm Show," at the Traverse City Opera House.

From the Archives

From the Archives with Byron Hanson: April 2010
Interlochen archivist Byron Hanson takes a look back at important April dates in our history.

Motifs and In Memoriam

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