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.


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

231.276.7441 231.276.7441 Send Email
Jennifer Richards

Jennifer Richards, CVA

Assistant Director of Employee Engagement & Volunteer Services

231.276.7638 231.276.7638 Send Email

Interlochen News

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Interlochen alumni among 2022 Grammy Award nominees

Seven Arts Camp and Arts Academy alumni received recognition in three award categories, spanning pop, jazz, and classical music.

The Garden Theater
Interlochen Arts Academy contemporary music students to perform at the Garden Theater in Frankfort, Michigan

Jazz, singer-songwriter, popular music, and music production & engineering students will perform at the historic venue on Friday, Nov. 26.

Nora González
Interlochen alumna Nora González nominated for two Latin Grammys, to perform at awards ceremony

González was nominated for Latin Grammys in two categories, “Best Ranchera / Mariachi Music Album” and “Best Regional Mexican Song.”

Upcoming Events

Music, Academy Student

Music Division Recital

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.

Music Center 1010 FREE, no tickets required


Interdisciplinary Arts, Academy Student

Arts Academy Interdisciplinary Arts Performance

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.

Phoenix Theatre FREE, no tickets required


Creative Writing, Academy Student

Red Wheelbarrow Reading

Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.

The Writing House FREE, no tickets required