2014 Visual and Performing Arts College Fair

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