Sights and sounds from the 50th commencement and reunion weekend along with a thank you message from Jeffrey Kimpton, president of Interlochen Center for the Arts.
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.
Ida Kavafian (IAA '69), professional musician and instructor at the Curtis Institute of Music, talks about the ways in which Interlochen Arts Academy helped prepare her for a life in music.
Interlochen President, Jeffrey Kimpton looks back on the events of the Academy's 50th anniversary and ahead to a bright future for the nation's first fine arts boarding high school.
This fall, the theatre department marked the 50th anniversary of the Arts Academy with an ambitious collaboration with Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen, the creators of "[title of show]," one of the most popular musicals of the last decade. In November of 2012, Interlochen actors concluded this creative partnership with four performances in New York City.
After a year of tours, reunions, and a national symposium on the future of the arts, Interlochen visual artists capped off the Academy's 50th anniversary festivities with an eventful trip to New York City. Visual arts students have made previous trips to New York City but this trip gave the group a rare chance to show their work to new audiences.
After a year of tours, reunions and a national symposium on the future of the arts, the Academy’s 50th Anniversary celebrations are nearing their conclusion – but not before one last tour, featuring theatre and visual arts students.
Students across the arts areas took to the road to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Arts Academy in an effort to reconnect with alumni and perform for new audiences across the country.
Academy Alumna Janet Eilber addressed the class of 2012 on May 27.
See how Joe Maddy's vision for a year-round arts education institution became a reality.