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Announcing the repertoire and conductors for the summer 2024 Interlochen Arts Camp ensembles

Highlights of the 97th season include Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” and ‘The Three-Cornered Hat’ Suite by Manuel De Falla; guest conductor Jason K. Fettig; and soloist Ray Chen, violin.

The 2023 World Youth Symphony Orchestra performs in Kresge Auditorium.

The 2023 World Youth Symphony Orchestra performs in Kresge Auditorium.

Musicians in Interlochen Arts Camp’s High School Orchestra & Wind Symphony program will perform an exciting repertoire under the batons of acclaimed guest conductors during the summer 2024 season.

Highlights of the season include Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 in E Minor “From the New World”; Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major featuring guest soloist Ray Chen; The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra by Benjamin Britten; and the Interlochen debut of "The President's Own" United States Marine Band Music Director Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig.

The repertoire for the summer 2024 World Youth Symphony Orchestra includes:

  • Academic Festival Overture by Johannes Brahms
  • “Earworms” by Vivian Fung
  • Egmont Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
  • La Mer by Claude Debussy
  • Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, “From the New World”, Op. 95, B. 178 by Antonín Dvořák
  • Tales: A Folklore Symphony by Carlos Simon
  • The Three-Cornered Hat Suite by Manuel De Falla
  • Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Featuring guest soloist Ray Chen
  • The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra by Benjamin Britten

Repertoire for the 2024 Interlochen Philharmonic includes:

  • Danzas Fantásticas, Op. 22, Mvt. III: Orgía by Joaquín Turina
  • Inspiration! - Festive Overture by Quinn Mason
  • Marche Slave, Op. 31 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • “Musica Ignota” by Ingrid Stözel
  • Symphony No. 2 in B Minor by Alexander Borodin
  • Symphony No. 2, Op. 30, “Romantic” by Howard Hanson
  • Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43 by Jean Sibelius
  • Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 17 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

The World Youth Wind Symphony will perform works by Catherine Likhuta, Vittorio Giannini, Roshanne Etezady, Viet Cuong, Florence Price, and other noted composers.

Each week, students will rehearse and perform under the guidance of acclaimed orchestra and wind band conductors. The conductors for the 2024 World Youth Symphony Orchestra include:

  • Jader Bignamini | Music Director, Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  • JoAnn Falletta | Music Director, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Delyana Lazarova | Winner of the 2020 James Conlon Conducting Prize
  • Cristian Măcelaru | Musical Director, Orchestre National de France; Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, World Youth Symphony Orchestra
  • Christian Reif | Chief Conductor, Gävle Symphony Orchestra

The conductors for the 2024 Interlochen Philharmonic are:

  • Darwin Aquino | Conductor, New Works Collective with the Opera Theatre of St. Louis; Music Director, St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra; Conductor-in-Residence, Washington University Symphony Orchestra
  • Akiko Fujimoto | Music Director, Mid-Texas Symphony
  • Creston Herron | Director of Orchestral Activities at the University of Kansas
  • Chelsea Tipton, II | Music Director, Symphony of Southeast Texas; Principal Pops Conductor, New Haven Symphony Orchestra

The conductors for the 2024 World Youth Wind Symphony are:

  • Dr. Shelby R. Chipman | Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Florida A&M University
  • Patricia Cornett | Director of Bands at Boyer College of Music and Dance
  • Steven D. Davis | Rose Ann Carr Millsap Missouri Distinguished Professor of Music and Director of Bands and Wind Ensembles at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory
  • Dr. Rodney Dorsey | Professor of Music at the Florida State University College of Music; Conductor of the FSU Wind Orchestra
  • Jason K. Fettig | Director of Bands at the University of Michigan; retired Lieutenant Colonel and Director of "The President's Own" United States Marine Band

Interlochen Arts Camp is the nation’s premier multidisciplinary summer arts program, where emerging artists transform passion and potential into purpose. Guided by internationally renowned artists, campers ages 8 to 18 study music, theatre, dance, visual arts, creative writing, and film in a glorious, natural setting with like-minded peers.

Interlochen Arts Camp’s High School Orchestra & Wind Symphony program transforms students’ instrumental skills through daily rehearsals, weekly private lessons, supplementary musicianship classes, and regular solo, chamber, and large ensemble performance opportunities. Since its first summer 1928, the program has produced thousands of successful alumni, including composer and wind band conductor Frederick Fennell; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra principal cellist Rafael Figueroa; Philadelphia Orchestra principal tubist Carol Jantsch; Grammy Award-winning saxophone soloist Timothy McAllister; and New York Philharmonic principal clarinetist Anthony McGill.

Applications are now open for all summer 2024 Arts Camp programs; audition requirements vary by program. The Orchestra & Wind Symphony program fills up quickly. Prospective students are encouraged to apply by the Jan. 15, 2024 priority application deadline for placement in their top-choice program.