New: Interlochen Online to offer music and arts programs for adults.


Cinema Collective unites alumni, faculty, students, and guests to develop original visual stories

The Collective facilitates opportunities for alumni engagement, professional development, mentorship, and hands-on learning by producing fully realized professional film projects on Interlochen’s campus.

Jean Gaede and Taoufik Nadji

Instructor of English Jean Gaede (left) and Instructor of Physics, Astronomy, and Forensic Science Taoufik Nadji. 

Arts Academy academic instructors Jean Gaede and Taoufik Nadji to retire after decades of dedicated service

Gaede, an instructor of liberal arts, and Nadji, the Academy’s instructor of physics, astronomy, and forensic science, inspired thousands of students to strive for academic excellence.

Wendell B. Harris, Jr. (IAA 69-72, IAC/NMC 68, UNIV 72) wrote, directed, and starred in the 1989 film Chameleon Street, which was included in The New Yorker's recent list of the best independent films of the 20th century. The film received the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 1990.

Jennifer Ehle (IAA 85-87) recently appeared as “Rebecca” in the Amazon series Dead Ringers and “Sister Mary” in Paramount’s 1923. Ehle was featured in the May 2 edition of Vanity Fair’s “Always Great,” an insider awards column about Hollywood’s greatest undersung actors.

Jherrard Hardeman (IAC 12-13, IAC St 18-19, 21) was recently appointed the Assistant Conductor of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. In this role, Hardeman will serve as the Music Director of the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and will lead the OrKIDStra family series and education concerts at Kodak Hall.

In Memoriam

All In Memoriam

Joel Leenaars (IAC/NMC 50, IAC St 61-62) of Naples, Florida, passed away on Jan. 31, 2023.

Douglas Hines (IAC/NMC 70-71, IAA 70-71, IAC Fac 76) of Vienna, Austria, passed away on Oct. 29, 2022.

James Lancioni (IAC/NMC 71-74, UNIV 75) of Chelsea, Michigan, passed away on April 22, 2023.

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