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.
In August 2014, twenty students from the Interlochen Arts Academy Theatre Department traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland to participate in an opportunity of a lifetime: performing at the Fringe Festival - the largest arts festival in the world.
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 where they learn skills and techniques from seasoned professionals.
If you are a serious classical solo singer, the Interlochen vocal artist summer program for high school students is excellent preparation for training at the college, university, or conservatory level.
We're pleased to announce that our "Moments" video won Best in Show for Web Video, Non-Profit at this year's W3 Awards! The W3 Awards honor creative excellence on the web, and is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts.
In the November edition of Radio Collage, you'll hear an incredible variety of works performed by Academy students. From Pat Metheny to Brahms, Rachmaninoff to Copland, and much more, we invite you to enjoy nearly an hour of the latest from Interlochen Arts Academy. Listen online
The Tony and Grammy Award-winning performer Heather Headley made a surprise visit to theatre students during summer 2010. She worked with all theatre students, but especially the cast of Aida, a title role that she originated on Broadway.
At Interlochen, you can spend three or six weeks immersed in the world of jazz. Our faculty of accomplished performers and educators will help you broaden your understanding of jazz and develop your improvisational and performance skills.
The theatre arts major at Interlochen Arts Academy is designed for young artists who are serious about their craft. Through Stanislavsky-based performance training, students explore the full potential of their own unique resources.
Spring 2012, in collaboration with the Music and Dance divisions, the Interlochen Arts Academy Theatre Arts department staged a production of "West Side Story" providing an opportunity for students to explore a landmark work from the canon of American musical theatre.
The music program at Interlochen Arts Academy combines pre-professional training and college-preparatory academics. We offer instrumental music, vocal music, music composition, and singer-songwriter programs for grades 9-12, as well as a post-graduate year.
At Interlochen Arts Academy, motion picture arts students receive in-depth instruction in all aspects of film production, with artistic and technical resources unparalleled at the secondary school level.
Ken Ludwig, two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright, spent two weeks with students from the High School Repertory Theatre Production summer program as they worked on a production of his play Midsummer/Jersey.
Students in the Musical Theatre Audition Intensive Program work with a team of experienced professionals and university instructors to gain experience in all areas of audition preparation for college and professional theatre training programs.
After a lifetime surrounded by the music of Nashville, an aspiring musician makes the journey to Interlochen to learn, create, perform and network with his musical peers as part of the singer-songwriter program at Interlochen.
An excerpt from the March 2014 winter dance concert, and just one example of the cross-discipline collaboration that students at the Academy engage in. The performance included music, dance and set design from visual arts.