Interlochen Arts Academy welcomes lauded pianist and award-winning film editor to faculty

Christopher Goodpasture and Elizabeth Kaiser will begin teaching students in fall 2024.

Professional portraits of two new arts instructors.

Interlochen Arts Academy is welcoming new additions to the Music and Film & New Media faculty. Christopher Goodpasture will teach piano, and Elizabeth Kaiser will teach film and new media while also serving as editor for the Greenacres documentary. These highly accomplished artist-educators bring extensive experience, well-earned acclaim, and valuable perspectives to their new roles.

Christopher Goodpasture, Instructor of Piano, has performed in major cities across North America and around the world. He has taught at Johns Hopkins University, Yale, and The Juilliard School. A former member of the New York-based Ensemble Connect, Goodpasture has a strong interest in commissioning contemporary music and has held residencies at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, and resulted in original works and premieres by George E. Lewis, Douglas Knehans, Jules Matton, and jazz pianist Benoît Delbecq. He holds Master of Music degrees from both The Juilliard School and Yale School of Music, and is currently completing a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Peabody Institute.

Elizabeth Kaiser, Instructor of Film & New Media and editor for the Greenacres documentary on regenerative agriculture, is an accomplished editor and motion graphics designer. She has directed several films including "Run This Town", which was the Grand Prize winner of the 2016 Soul Proprietors Film Competition, and the award-winning film “The Big Five Dive”, a short documentary championing women in scuba diving. She is a founding member of DOC Savannah, a member of the DMAC Advisory Board for Lansing Community College, and a member of the Advisory Council for the Thunder Bay International Film Festival.

Students at Interlochen Arts Academy have the opportunity to learn directly from outstanding faculty members—all of whom are accomplished artists and dedicated teachers. Learn more about studying at Interlochen Arts Academy.