The Singer-Songwriter program at Interlochen Arts Academy provides a comprehensive curriculum in the discipline of popular music songwriting. Students will foster their own personal musical style while developing skills in melody, harmony, arranging and lyric-writing.
Interlochen dance students work with internationally acclaimed choreographer Christopher Williams in preparation for a unique opportunity: performing an original modern dance at the 2016 NY Phil Biennial in the famed David Geffen Hall in New York City.
There is no place like Interlochen. No where that combines such quiet, picturesque scenery with state-of-the-art instruction of more than 40 different disciplines in six fine arts areas. Come visit us, take a close look, and find out why we say Art Lives Here.
Pictures can capture the subtle emotions of an event in ways that help us remember it for years to come. We offer this opportunity to look back on some of the moments and memories that made up Interlochen’s 88th year, and hope they bring you a smile.
Surrounded by forests and dark, quiet water, Interlochen provides instruction and inspiration to young dancers from around the world. Come experience Interlochen and find out why we say, Art Lives Here.
Interlochen has a musical legacy that stretches back to 1928, and a reputation for providing training, instruction and support that is second to none. At Interlochen, you’re more than a musician. You are part of a family. Come see why we say, Art Lives Here.
Interlochen’s Motion Picture Arts program helps talented students develop their skills and take their dreams to the next level. Explore what Interlochen has to offer and find out why we say, Art Lives Here.
For students interested in Visual Arts, Interlochen is more than a place to learn. It is a place that surrounds you, inspires you and helps you create new and original works that show your talent and share your insight. Find out why we say, Art Lives Here.
With instructors offering real-world experience, seven yearly productions and more than a dozen professional performance venues and outdoor stages, Interlochen helps talented actors define their talents like no place else on earth. Come find out why we say, Art Lives Here.
Hear what a caller has to say about growth in the Traverse City region on Interlochen Public Radio's Which Way to Paradise. You too can be a part of the conversation—go to interlochenpublicradio.org or call the listener comment line at 231.276.4441.
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.
You might think that actors at Interlochen spend all their time in performance or rehearsal, but they also spend hours each day in the classroom. In addition to working on their final performance, Interlochen's aspiring actors learn skills and techniques from seasoned professionals who want to prepare the students for any future role.
"Collage," one of Interlochen's most popular annual Camp events, showcases an exhilarating sampler of student performances encompassing music, dance, theatre, creative writing, motion picture arts, and visual arts. Here is a highlight of the twenty four performances from the 2015 Interlochen Arts Camp "Collage."
The Interlochen College of Creative Arts 2015 Adult Choir Camp has come to a close, with lovers of song, community and choir coming together under the leadership of choral director (and Grammy winner) Jerry Blackstone to make beautiful music.
Every summer, students from around the world practice on pianos housed in the practice huts of Interlochen's campus. We followed one piano from it's creation at the Kawai factory in Japan to its summer home in practice hut S14.
The grounds are set, the flags are up and the weather is perfect as more than 2,500 students from around the world gather for the start of the 88th Interlochen Summer Arts Camp! Eager new campers and returning upperclassmen poured onto campus this weekend, all ready to sharpen their talents and make lifelong memories.
Working directly with Munson Medical Center, Interlochen students from such varied fields of study as Music, Design & Production, Singer-Songwriter and Comparative Arts, collaborated on an interactive presentation of science, improvisation, poetry and music. Heart and Art was also selected as the National Winner of the College Board Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts.
Interlochen President Jeffrey S. Kimpton speaks to the 2015 graduating class at this year's commencement exercise. His remarks were titled, "Are we prepared for the transformational future you will lead?"
“Spectrum” is an original work of choreography by Christian Denice that explores autism. Interlochen Arts Academy dancers collaborated on the project, learning valuable new skills in movement and expression and about autism.
"The Voice" season 8 artist Joshua Davis spent some of his time the past couple of years being guests and speaking to our singer songwriter students here at Interlochen Arts Academy. Here they share what that time spent with a local artist like Josh has meant to them.
Students at Interlochen Arts Camp spend much of their time focused on learning, creating and performing. But between classes and rehearsals they still find time for summer adventure and fun in the northwoods of Michigan.
In June 2013, nearly 2,000 students and their families arrived on the Interlochen campus. This short video captures the transformation that happens each summer as the wooded campus is suddenly filled with young artists and creativity.