See highlights from the spring of 2012, when Interlochen Arts Academy students from comparative arts, creative writing, orchestra, band, choir, dance, organ, jazz and motion picture arts embarked on an unprecedented outreach effort around the country.
“Interlochen made me believe that I could pursue something creative for a living, and it made me believe that there were people like me out there.” Dave Kalstein (IAC 88-90, 93), writer/producer for "NCIS: Los Angeles" on CBS.
Interlochen depends on the philanthropy of many people and organizations for our success. While individual reasons for giving may vary, those who support Interlochen share a common belief that the arts have the ability to transform lives.
207 Musicians. 52 adults. Six concerts. Six cities. 2,200 miles. 2,250 boxed meals. The numbers tell an important part of the story about the Academy’s 2012 music tour. Specifically: it was big. It was one of the largest touring groups that Interlochen has ever taken on the road.
As part of the 50th celebrations, each arts area director will share their vision for the future of their program. In this second installment we hear from the director of the dance program, Cameron Basden.
Longtime Camp faculty member and revered music educator, Cassel Grubb, passed away on January 1, 2012. An accomplished cellist, Cassel taught generations of Interlochen campers from 1963 to 2004. He served as director of the Camp’s string ensemble program for fifteen years and co-directed the adult chamber music camp for ten years.
As part of the 50th celebrations, each arts area director will share their vision for the future of their program. In this first installment we hear from the director of the theatre program, Bill Church.
Thirty-six Interlochen students and alumni were honored by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts during the 2009-10 YoungArts program. Fourteen Interlochen Campers and Arts Academy students were selected as finalists and 22 received honorable mentions.
Phoebe Rusch has been named one of 20 Presidential Scholars in the Arts by U.S. Secretary of Education, Margaret Spellings. The Chicago-area playwright is the 39th Presidential Scholar from Interlochen Arts Academy
Interlochen Center for the Arts has received the National Medal of Arts, the nation’s highest honor for artistic excellence. The award was presented by President Bush to ten individuals and organizations in a White House ceremony on November 9, 2006. Jeffrey Kimpton, President of the nonprofit Interlochen Center for the Arts, traveled to Washington DC to receive the award.