Academy Students and Families


Welcome Academy Students and Families

At Interlochen Arts Academy, young artists find the high school they may only have imagined possible. Here, you’ll find information to help you prepare for the Academy, understand the wide array of campus resources available to support students, and find ways to stay engaged as a family. If you need assistance, please call the Student Affairs Office at 231.276.7378 or email academy@interlochen.org.

Preparing for Academy

What to pack, how to prepare, and what to expect

Academy Student Support

Resources for current Academy students

Academy Family Resources

Resources for families to keep in touch

Education Community Login

Access forms, documents, class schedules

A student's perspective

Learn how four-year Interlochen Arts Academy dancer Austin Dabney made the leap from Interlochen to the Boston Ballet.

Find Support

Interested in speaking with someone directly about Interlochen Arts Academy? Contact a member of our staff below.

Sydney Lusby

Sydney Lusby

Assistant Director of Admission

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Lindsey Anderson

Director of Admission, Recruitment and Communications

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A parent's perspective

Arts Academy parents discuss how Interlochen has shaped their children's lives and helped them thrive artistically, academically, and socially.

Arts Academy News & Features

Composer Valerie Coleman
Behind the Score: ‘Umoja’ by Valerie Coleman

Musicologist and Classical IPR Music Director Dr. Amanda Sewell shares the story behind one of Coleman’s most popular works.

Tendekai Mawokomatanda
Arts Academy senior Tendekai Mawokomatanda wins position with Orchestra Noir

A 17-year-old double bass major, Mawokomatanda becomes the youngest serving musician in Atlanta’s African-American orchestra.

A cool photo of author Angela Woodward. She wears a dark striped shirt and a beaded necklace. The photo has a cool double exposure effect.
To be a writer: Visiting author Angela Woodward balances her many roles with grace

Woodward’s wide-ranging pursuit of writing—from encyclopedia entries to award-winning novels—has helped her develop a unique perspective on her occupation.

“Maya,” a Gold Key-winning mixed media work by Visual Arts major Marlene Schwier
Interlochen Arts Academy students excel in 2023 regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

More than 100 students from all seven of the Academy’s artistic disciplines received recognition—including nine of the ten top prizes—in the prestigious competition.

The MUKTI logo
A Movement of Liberation (Video)

Interlochen Arts Academy students are preparing for the world premiere of MUKTI, a multidisciplinary performance that will debut in David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City.

Damon Evans Camp 1966
“We Shall Overcome”: Interlochen alumnus recalls marching on Washington with Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963

Damon Richard Evans, a successful actor and singer, looks back on his involvement with the struggle for civil rights.