At Interlochen, you can spend three or six weeks immersed in the world of jazz. Our faculty of accomplished performers and educators will help you broaden your understanding of jazz and develop your improvisational and performance skills.
This video features remarks by Bill Church, director of the Comparative Arts program and instructor of theater, during the Opening Convocation of the 49th year of Interlochen Arts Academy. Originally recorded and streamed live on Saturday, September 4, 2010.
The Tony and Grammy Award-winning performer Heather Headley made a surprise visit to theatre students during summer 2010. She worked with all theatre students, but especially the cast of Aida, a title role that she originated on Broadway.
At the end of the fall semester, Interlochen welcomed renowned photographers and husband and wife duo Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison to campus. They met with students, viewed student work, provided feedback and presented their own work in front of a student assembly.
The music program at Interlochen Arts Academy combines pre-professional training and college-preparatory academics. We offer instrumental music, vocal music, music composition, and singer-songwriter programs for grades 9-12, as well as a post-graduate year.
At Interlochen Arts Academy, motion picture arts students receive in-depth instruction in all aspects of film production, with artistic and technical resources unparalleled at the secondary school level.
The 2009 Future of Cinema Film Festival took place in May, and featured guest filmmakers Adrian Belic, Logan and Noah Miller, as well as representatives from the ARRI Group, which manufactures cameras and lighting equipment.