Academy Alumni Weekend 2017

Return to Interlochen on October 13-15, 2017 for the Academy Alumni Weekend! Plan to join us for this fun-filled weekend open to alumni from any and all Interlochen Arts Academy classes!

October 13-15, 2017 (see schedule below for optional pre-weekend activities)

Registration Fee: $100 / $75 if registering by August 1

Register now for Academy Alumni Weekend

Reconnect with classmates and friends, engage with faculty and staff, enjoy campus performances, tour new campus facilities, and celebrate together. Rekindle your love of Interlochen and restore your creative muse, all while having a lot of fun. Schedule of activities and lodging details can be found below. Additional activities will be added to the weekend schedule as they are confirmed. Please check back for more information. Make sure your contact information is up to date for future announcements.

Frequently Asked Questions


Who's Coming

Updated Jun 23

Danis Kelly 1964 Music Harp
Arturo Steely 1965 Theatre Voice
Cindy Housh Glovinsky 1966 Music Violin
Polly McMahon 1967 Academic / General, Piano
Fernando Leon 1967 Music Clarinet
Ken Giles 1967 Music
Mary Leon 1968 Music Piano
Patricia Dermody 1968 Theatre Voice/Dance
Mark Mayfield 1969 Music Voice
Robert Levin 1969 Music Violin
Janet Crossen 1971 Music Piano
Garnie Cliff Stidham 1972 Academic/General, Guitar/Flute
Loren Kayfetz 1974 Music Flute
Cynthia M. Whitacre 1975 Music Horn
John Dudd 1975 Music Bass
Robert Bracken 1975 Music Flute
Robert B. Dimmick 1982 Theatre
Alison Cebula 1983 Music Clarinet
Cindy Cross 1983 Music Trombone
Krista Keck 1983 Music Flute
Kristen (Bergstrom) Palazzola 1988 Theatre
Laura Ricci 1989 Academic / General, Theater
Michael McNeil 1989 Music String Bass
Rachel Gottlieb Kalmowitz 1989 Music Voice
Terry Cook 1989 Music Cello
Danny Franklin 1990 Creative Writing
Lauren Zachry-Reynolds 1990 Music Voice
Joseph Portolese 1990 Music Piano
Melanie Walker 1991 Music Clarinet
Clifton Ogea 1991 Music Voice
Emy (Johnson) Zener 1991 Theatre
Courtney Kaiser 1994 Music Voice
Kris Shapiro Lang 1994 Visual Arts Creative Writing
Daria Portillo 1994 Visual Arts Creative Writing
Jonnah Speidel 1996 Music Piano
Kyle Taylor 1996 Music Voice
Maggey Oplinger 1996 Music Voice
Conrad Lumm 1997 Creative Writing
Sara Mankins 1997 Creative Writing
Carl Butler 1997 Music Flute
Lesley Skousen 1997 Music Composition
Eileen Marie Bora 1998 Music Voice
Beth Bigler 1999 Creative Writing
Layla Holveck 1999 Music Voice
Libby Brouwer 2000 Academic / General, Textile Art
Justin Koertgen 2000 Dance
Leah Christian (formerly Robinson) 2000 Dance
Stephanie Markle 2000 Visual Arts
Owen Smith 2001 Academic / General
Melissa Solomon 2001 Music Cello
Melanie Ebanks 2012 Theatre

Travel, Lodging and Dining



Need a lift? If you are arriving by air via Cherry Capital Airport (TVC), shuttle service to Interlochen may be available for a fee. Please speak with someone at the Stone Center Hotel desk to make arrangments. 231.276.7570

Special Lodging Rates

Stone Student Center Hotel

Contact: 231-276-7570
Group Name: Alumni Reunion
Room Type: Sunrise room or Lakeside room
Rates: $112+tax or $127+tax
Minimum Stay: n/a
Check-In / Check-Out Times: 3pm, 11am
Cancellations: Fully refundable up to 3 days prior to check-in
Other: Room block held through Oct 5, 2017

West Bay Beach Resort (formerly Holiday Inn)
615 E Front St
Traverse City, MI 49686

Contact: 800-888-8020 or 231-947-3700
Group Name: Interlochen Center for the Arts
Room Type: 2 Queen Beds
Rates: $159.95+tax (Thu), $249.95+tax (Fri/Sat)
Minimum Stay: 2 Nights
Check-In / Check-Out Times: 4pm, 11am
Cancellations: Fully refundable up to 24 hours prior to check-in
Other: Room block held through Sep 11, 2017

Fairfield Inn and Suites
3701 North Country Dr
Traverse City, MI 49684

Contact: 231-922-7900
Group Name: Interlochen Alumni Reunion
Room Type: 2 Double Beds
Rates: $129+tax (Thu), $149+tax (Fri/Sat)
Minimum Stay: 2 Nights
Check-In / Check-Out Times: 3pm, 12pm
Cancellations: unknown
Other: Room block held through Sep 14, 2017

Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr
Thompsonville, MI 49683

Contact: 855-520-2974
Group Name: Interlochen Alumni Weekend; Group #4619XK
Room Type: various
Rates: 10% off published lodging rates
Minimum Stay: varies depending on room type
Check-In / Check-Out Times: 5pm, 11am
Cancellations: Fully refundable up to 14 days prior to check-in
Other: No room block reserved

Additional Nearby Hotels

Interlochen Motel, Interlochen
Courtyard Marriott, Traverse City
Park Place Hotel, Traverse City
Baymont Inn & Suites, Traverse City
Grand Traverse Resort, Acme

Recommended Local Restaurants

Hofbrau, Interlochen
Bud’s, Interlochen
Maddy’s Tavern, Interlochen
Best restaurants in Traverse City

Additionally, alumni and guests may purchase a meal ticket for dining in the Stone Cafeteria directly from the Stone Hotel Desk for $9 per meal, or $25 for the day.