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Welcome to the Interlochen Center for the Arts Newsroom. Members of the news media can find media guidelines, recent news, and more. For press inquiries or if you would like to receive press releases from Interlochen, please contact the Media Relations team at pr@interlochen.org or call 231.276.7296.

Mission

Interlochen Center for the Arts engages and inspires people worldwide through excellence in educational, artistic, and cultural programs.

History

Founded in 1928, Interlochen Center for the Arts began as a national music camp and has evolved into a leading cultural institution.

Leadership

Trey Devey became the eighth president of Interlochen Center for the Arts on June 12, 2017.

Recent News

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Interlochen Community School
Interlochen Center for the Arts to resume ownership of Interlochen Community School

Interlochen will consult with its Board of Trustees and members of the Interlochen and broader Green Lake Township community to re-envision the property’s use.

Joseph Maddy with campers in 1965
Interlochen and Green Lake Township to dedicate newly named J. Maddy Parkway

The Green Lake Township Board of Trustees voted to name the 2.5-mile stretch of M-137 that borders the Interlochen campus in honor of pioneering arts educator Joseph E. Maddy, who founded Interlochen Arts Camp in 1928.

Henry Charles Smith III conducts Interlochen’s World Youth Symphony Orchestra with guest Yo-Yo Ma in 1995.
Remembering Henry Charles Smith

Henry Charles Smith, National Music Camp alumnus and beloved director of Interlochen’s World Youth Symphony Orchestra for 16 seasons, passed away Sept. 8 at age 90.

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