Crescendo, February 2010


Video Features

Carol Jantsch, Tuba
In late January, Arts Camp and Arts Academy alumna Carol Jantsch returned to Interlochen for a weekend of master classes and performances. During her visit she worked closely with Academy tuba players, gave a recital and performed John Williams’ Tuba Concerto alongside the Arts Academy orchestra, conducted by Octavio Mas-Arocas. A 2002 graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, Jantsch earned a position as the principal tuba for the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2006, before she had finished college. In doing so, she became the first female tuba player in a major symphony orchestra.

Opera Workshop Tempts Local Audiences with Mozart
In January, the opera workshop attracted audiences to Corson Auditorium for a performance of Mozart’s comic opera, "Cosi fan tutte." In previous years, the workshop typically chose to perform smaller sections of two or three different operas, but this year, Isaac Hurtado, the opera workshop instructor wanted to try something bigger.


Spotlight on Math and Science
Artistic performances and presentations at Interlochen Arts Academy often overshadow academic coursework, but through nearly five decades, thousands of Academy students have been inspired by their work offstage - in math, physics, chemistry, biology and ecology. This winter, the math and science department is enjoying a rare moment in the spotlight with recognition, and a new $150,000 grant from the science-focused R.B. Annis Foundation of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Young Musicians Present Special Grand Rapids Performance
Students from Interlochen Arts Academy will give a special performance at St. Cecilia Music Center on Sunday, March 7 at 3 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public and will include performances by the jazz combo, percussion ensemble and a string quartet.

From the Archives

From the Archives with Byron Hanson
February is American Music Month and that gives us cause to celebrate with performances both on campus and on the road. As our ensembles make plans for their early March tour to Grand Rapids and Chicago, it is an ideal time to dig in to the archives and look at some tours from the past.

Motifs and In Memoriam


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