Crescendo, November 2009

Feature Stories

Dance Revolution
Brad Aspey, of Interlochen Public Radio, talks with Cameron Basden, director of the Dance program at Interlochen Center for the Arts. She discusses an upcoming dance performance titled "Dance Revolution," which pays homage to the revolutionary ideas of the Ballets Russes in the early 20th century. The performances will be held at Corson Auditorium from November 20 - 22, 2009.

New 360-Degree Virtual Tours
More than a dozen buildings and locations are featured in the new online tours, which allow users to pan through 360-degree photos. Take a virtual trip down memory lane to an Interlochen location of your choice!

Academy Playwright Featured at International Thespian Festival
Theatre Postgraduate student, Zac Coffey, wrote a script that was featured in workshops at the annual Thespian Playworks program at the International Thespian Festival.

New Videos Feature Arts Academy: Sneak Preview
A new series of videos about Interlochen Arts Academy will soon be released. A sneak peek is available in this edition of Crescendo. This first video of the series features the academic program at Interlochen Arts Academy.

New Major Debuts at Interlochen Arts Academy
This fall, Interlochen Center for the Arts announced the addition of a new major at Interlochen Arts Academy. Starting in the 2010-11 academic year, the fine arts boarding high school will offer a comparative arts major.

Travel Abroad Puts History in Perspective
Brian McCall, instructor of history and political science at Interlochen Arts Academy, visited numerous historical sites in Europe including battlefields of the first and second World Wars. McCall shares a few of his experiences that he will now incorporate into his lessons at the Academy.

The Biomechanics of Healthy Performance
Hal Grossman, instructor of violin at Interlochen Arts Academy, returned to school, taking courses in Biomechanics and Human Anatomy at the University of North Carolina. He hoped to learn more about the human body in an attempt to help his students develop healthy playing habits and avoid common performance-related injuries.

Alumni Motifs

In Memoriam


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