Resolve to Make 2013 an Art-Filled Year

It’s a new year, and many adults make resolutions to improve their lives through learning new things, revitalizing skills that have become dormant or embarking on great experiences. If you fit any of these descriptions and have an interest in music making, creative writing or visual art, then be sure to consider including Interlochen College of Creative Arts (ICCA) in your plans this year!

“Many of our adult participants choose to come to Interlochen as an Arts Vacation,” noted Matt Wiliford, director of ICCA. “It's a time away to focus on personal creation in your prefered art form, with outstanding instructors, while making new friends.”

In the summer of 2013, ICCA will offer seventeen programs for a variety of skill levels and ranging from one to five days in length. Popular programs include: Adult Band Camp, which attracts more than 70 musicians each year; guitarists can choose from classical or fingerstyle workshops; and fans of chamber music can join in the annual Adult Chamber Music Camp, which builds on a sixty-year tradition at Interlochen.

“Our newest music program, Adult Choral Camp, will enter its second summer in 2013,” said Wiliford. “It's a terrific opportunity for adult singers to come together under the direction of Dr. Jerry Blackstone and make great choral music! The choir had so much fun together last July; I have no doubt this will continue to grow into one of our largest adult camps.”

Other opportunities for personal expression include: Writing Retreats, Memoir Workshops, Mystery Writing, Drawing, Acrylic and Watercolor Painting and Pastels.

The summer of 2013 will be the inaugural season for the newly expanded Mallory-Towsley Center for Arts Leadership, which houses many ICCA programs.

Now entering its ninth year, the College of Creative Arts provides engaging arts programs for adults at Interlochen. Each year, these workshops and camps for adults attract hundreds of men and women from across the United States, Canada and internationally. To learn more about pursuing your artistic passion at Interlochen - or discovering a new interest - visit the ICCA website or call (231) 276-7387.

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