COVID-19 guidance for the Interlochen Center for the Arts community

The safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, volunteers, guests, and the entire community are always our first priority. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, we continue to follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, and to work in coordination with our local partners at Munson Medical Center and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Two advisory groups have been activated to guide Interlochen's continued response to the pandemic, our COVID-19 and Campus Health Task Forces.

Visitors and Patrons 

Interlochen has resumed in-person performances and events. Please note that all visitors and patrons must be masked when inside any campus building and for the duration of any indoor performance. COVID-19 vaccinations are highly recommended for eligible visitors. Specific Office of Admission programs require proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Stone Hotel

Interlochen Center for the Arts' Stone Hotel is currently offering overnight accommodations. Masking is required when inside any campus building, except when in a hotel room with the door closed. COVID-19 vaccinations are highly recommended for all visitors. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 231.276.7570.

Interlochen Arts Academy

Interlochen Arts Academy has resumed this fall with in-person instruction. Please view our comprehensive Fall 2021 COVID-19 Plan.

Interlochen Arts Camp

Interlochen Arts Camp will continue to monitor the pandemic, follow recommendations from the CDC and WHO, and work in coordination with our local institutional health partners. We will communicate Arts Camp 2022 policies in the spring.

Interlochen College of Creative Arts

Interlochen College of Creative Arts' on-campus programs will adhere to recommendations issued by professional associations and regulatory agencies regarding best practices for camp operations and arts education during COVID-19, including the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and the National Association for Music Education.

Join Us On the Air and Online

The motto that is displayed on the back of Kresge Auditorium—"Dedicated to the promotion of world friendship through the universal language of the arts”—has always been a core value at Interlochen. Today, these words are more potent and powerful than ever. Even as social distancing pulls us apart, art brings us together.

We invite you to join us virtually for upcoming performances by Interlochen Arts Academy students that will be livestreamed on our website.

Stream or tune in to Interlochen Public Radio to receive reliable local and national news on IPR News and be uplifted by beautiful music on IPR Classical, featuring regular performances by Interlochen alumni, faculty, and students.

  • Trey Devey, President (Chair)
  • John Bogley, Vice President, Philanthropy
  • Camille Colatosti, Provost
  • Casey Cowell*
  • Mohamed El-Erian*
  • Saul Goldstein*
  • Sarah Harding*
  • Steve Hayden*
  • Jeff Jacobs*
  • Pat Kessel, Vice President, Finance and Operations
  • Katharine Laidlaw, Vice President, Strategic Communications and Engagement
  • Tifini McClyde, Associate Vice President, Human Resources
  • Elaine Mischler*
  • William Nelson*
  • Barrett Rollins*
  • Kurt Wilder*
  • Glynn Williams*

*denotes Member of the Interlochen Board of Trustees

  • Camille Colatosti, Provost (Co-Chair)
  • Pat Kessel, Vice President, Finance and Operations (Co-Chair)
  • Nancy Giffels, FNP, RN, Health Care Provider
  • Eric Gray, Executive Director, Facilities and Maintenance
  • Corey Hill, Director of Health Services
  • Katie Luellen, Executive Dean, Enrollment Management
  • Joseph McCarthy, Director, Campus Safety
  • Tifini McClyde, Associate Vice President, Human Resources
  • Kristina Nichols, Vice Provost, Education Operations
  • Jennifer Wesling, Dean of Students

Interlochen Arts Academy

Are you requiring regular vaccines (chicken pox, measles, etc)? Are there exceptions?
We require vaccines including an annual influenza vaccine. If you have a specific concern, reach out to

I have a specific health issue that I am concerned about, who should I contact?
Our Admission team can point you to the correct contact person in Health Services. Email

I am an international student and am concerned about my visa processing and travel.
We understand and are monitoring the situation carefully. Contact our International Student Advisors at to discuss your situation.