An excerpt from the March 2014 winter dance concert, and just one example of the cross-discipline collaboration that students at the Academy engage in. The performance included music, dance and set design from visual arts.
During the summer, young visual artists from all over the world travel to Interlochen, where they can refine their skills or explore new mediums of expression. Take a look at the students, faculty and creativity that happens in the visual arts program at Interlochen every summer.
In the summer of 2013, Interlochen Arts Camp launched a new six-week musical theatre program for junior students. The junior musical theatre program helps students build a foundation in acting, dancing and singing.
Students at Interlochen Arts Camp spend much of their time focused on learning, creating and performing. But between classes and rehearsals they still find time for summer adventure and fun in the northwoods of Michigan.
In June 2013, nearly 2,000 students and their families arrived on the Interlochen campus. This short video captures the transformation that happens each summer as the wooded campus is suddenly filled with young artists and creativity.
Each summer, some of Interlochen's most accomplished young musicians compete for a chance to perform as a soloist with one of Interlochen's large ensembles. This is part one of a two part series, featuring the 2011 concerto competition.
Paula Robinson, an American flutist who has appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic and co-founded the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, was welcomed as a guest instructor at the Summer Flute Institute at Interlochen Arts Camp 2012.
Spring 2012, in collaboration with the Music and Dance divisions, the Interlochen Arts Academy Theatre Arts department staged a production of "West Side Story" providing an opportunity for students to explore a landmark work from the canon of American musical theatre.
Ken Ludwig, two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright, spent two weeks with students from the High School Repertory Theatre Production summer program as they worked on a production of his play Midsummer/Jersey.
As a 5-year-old, Angelique saw a live performance of a cello ensemble in Haiti—and she was hooked. She started her musical career soon after on a toy cello her parents made out of cardboard. In the summer of 2012, she played in the World Youth Symphony Orchestra, a collection of musicians from widely different backgrounds who share Angelique's passion for music. Angelique was a 2012 scholarship recipient.
Diane Holcomb Wilshere (IAA '79), Actor, Writer, Director, talks about the ways in which students are nurtured in all areas--academic as well as artistic--and encouraged to explore new things while attending Interlochen Arts Academy.
Christina Wallace (IAA '01), Management Consulting, shares a fond memory of a math competition and remembers the level of support that her math team received from the artistic community here at the Academy.
Sheetal Dingrani (IAA '99), V.P. Business Strategy, talks about Interlochen holding a place in the hearts and minds of her family and the responsibility she feels as an alumna to help spread the word, making it a bigger part of everyone's lives.
David Holland (IAA Faculty), Viola Instructor & Conductor - Interlochen Arts Academy, talks about some of the reasons that being a member of the Arts Academy faculty has been such a fulfilling experience.