Interlochen Arts Academy is still accepting applications for our upcoming academic year, which begins Sept. 5. Limited spots available. Application deadline: Aug. 22, 2022!

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 

Masks are optional for visitors and patrons. COVID-19 vaccinations are highly recommended for those who are eligible. Admission to in-person educational programs requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

We will continue to follow the recommendations from public health authorities, and make adjustments to our policies as appropriate. 

Stone Hotel

Interlochen Center for the Arts' Stone Hotel is currently offering overnight accommodations. 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 continues this fall with in-person instruction. We require all members of our Academy community including faculty, staff and students, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. With this requirement in place, we believe we will be able to lift or reduce many of our pandemic-related restrictions, and resume many pre-pandemic activities. 

Interlochen Arts Camp

Interlochen Arts Camp will resume our normal camp operations at full capacity in Summer 2022. Please review our  Summer 2022 COVID-19 Update.

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.

All College of Creative Arts participants, and all faculty and staff, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Masks are optional for all.

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.