Interlochen Center for the Arts will host a college fair on Monday, July 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. More than 50 colleges and conservatories will be in attendance to help college-bound high school students who are interested in pursuing a higher education in the areas of music, dance, theatre, visual arts, graphic design and other related disciplines. The event is open to the public and admission is free.
Representatives from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA) will also be present at the event to share information on how to participate in arts scholarship programs offered through the NFAA including the Presidential Scholars in the Arts program. The Presidential Scholars program was created in 1964 to honor academic achievement. It was expanded in 1979 to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, literary and performing arts. At the request of the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, the NFAA nominates students for consideration after an extensive talent search program. It is the highest artistic honor available to high school graduates.
"Choosing a college can be a difficult process, and students who are considering higher education in the arts must confront a distinct set of challenges," said Doug Long, academic and college counselor at Interlochen Center for the Arts. "This college fair brings dozens of arts programs from across the country to our region to help students find the best educational fit for them and the resources to attain their goals."
Colleges represented at the fair include:
Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music Bennington College Boston University School of Music Bowling Green State University: College of Musical Arts Butler University Carnegie Mellon School of Music Cleveland Institute of Music Cleveland State University - Department of Music Colby College Columbia College Chicago Columbia University Columbus College of Art & Design Cornish College of the Arts DePaul University School of Music DePauw University Emerson College Furman University Gettysburg College Idyllwild Arts Idyllwild Arts Ithaca College School of Music Jacobs School of Music Kendall College of Art and Design Lamont School of Music, University of Denver Lawrence University Longy School of Music of Bard College Lynn University Conservatory of Music Malone University Manhattan School of Music Michigan State University College of Music Millikin University New England Conservatory Northern Illinois University - School of Art and Design Northwestern University Bienen School of Music Oberlin Conservatory of Music Parsons The New School for Design Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University Rice University-The Shepherd School of Music Roosevelt University, Chicago College of Performing Arts Rutgers University: Mason Gross School of the Arts Samford University School of the Arts Santa Fe University of Art and Design School of the Art Institute of Chicago Shenandoah Conservatory Southern Methodist University- Meadows School of the Arts Temple University The Boston Conservatory The Eastman School of Music The Hartt School The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University The Juilliard School The New School For Performing Arts/Mannes College The University of Maryland School of Music The University of Texas at San Antonio University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music University of Colorado Boulder, College of Music University of Dayton University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music University of Houston University of Illinois School of Music University of Illinois-Chicago University of Kansas School of Music UMass Amherst University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music University of Miami Frost School of Music University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance University of Missouri-Kansas City University of North Carolina School of the Arts University of Puget Sound University of South Carolina School of Music USC Thornton School of Music USC Thornton School of Music Vanderbilt University Walnut Hill School for the Arts Westminster College of the Arts of Rider University YoungArts