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Volunteers


Join the Interlochen community

Volunteers serve as important pillars of the Interlochen community. By dedicating their time, contributing their skills, and acting as ambassadors, volunteers help everything at Interlochen run more smoothly. We count on volunteers in multiple ways: leading tours, assisting visitors, sewing costumes, serving as ushers, planting flowers, raising funds, and even engaging with prospective students and alumni both on- and off-campus. Join us!

Get Involved

Find out more about on-campus and remote volunteering opportunities.

Give Back

Learn more about how you can make an impact on a young artist's life.

Concerts & Events

Check out our upcoming events and live webcasts.

Scholarshop

Show your Interlochen pride by shopping at our campus store.

Volunteer Spotlight: Ted Biederwieden

After his grandfather built a cabin in Michigan, Ted Beiderwieden started summering near Interlochen and would listen to Interlochen Public Radio. He went from avid IPR listener to Interlochen Center for the Arts' Volunteer of the Year several years in a row.

Read Ted's story

Ted Beiderwieden

Ted Beiderwieden volunteering at Interlochen Public Radio.

Contact Us

Want to make a difference at Interlochen? We’d love to welcome you as a volunteer! Whether near or far, we can help find the right opportunity for you, whether it's on-campus, off-campus, or online. Contact Alyssa Blaker for off-campus or online opportunities and Jennifer Richards for on-campus opportunities.

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Alyssa Blaker

Engagement Officer

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Jennifer Richards

Jennifer Richards, CVA

Director of Customer Service and Volunteers

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Interlochen News

A student reads aloud a new composition in a Creative Writing class.
From outdoor dancing to trying new instruments: Arts Merge lets students explore multiple art forms in the same program

Director of Interdisciplinary Arts Clyde Sheets gives an inside look into this innovative three-week session and shares how it prepares students for a life in the arts.

A portrait photo of conductor Julius Williams
Music as a force for good: 5 questions with “Edmonia” conductor Julius Williams

Williams shares why he wanted to work on “Edmonia”, explains his role as conductor, and reveals his favorite part of the score.

A gray sculpted torso mold sits on a wooden table.
Sculpting Edmonia’s story: Academy Visual Arts department gears up for special displays and an attention-grabbing centerpiece

Instructor Patty Smith and three of her students reveal how they’ll be supporting Dr. Bill Banfield’s new opera at Interlochen this May.

Upcoming Events
Apr
24

Music, Academy Student

Music Recital

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Music Center 1010 FREE, no tickets required

Apr
25

Academy Student

Verse and Stage

Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. ET

City Opera House Tickets $10-$25

Apr
26

Music, Academy Student

Jazz Appreciation Month: New Music for Jazz Orchestra

Friday, April 26, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall Adult: $17; Child through College: $14