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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

Emily Pickering
Arts Academy senior Emily Pickering named 2024 Coca-Cola Scholar

The creative writing major is one of just 150 students selected from a pool of more than 100,000 applicants to receive the prestigious $20,000 scholarship.

A group of students and teachers poses outside Interlochen's Music building.
Kara Huber, Interlochen’s Marjorie Wood Drackett Piano Chair, brings accolades and fresh perspective to her position

Her students are winning awards and getting into top schools—and they share her passion for celebrating female composers.

A young actor gestures expressively in front of a curtain.
Does my child need a resume for acting or dance?

Short answer: Yes, they do. Here’s how to make one.

Upcoming Events
Mar
6

Music, Academy Student

Music Recital

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Music Center 1010 FREE, no tickets required

Mar
7

Music, Academy Student

Popular Music Ensemble: Rise Up - songs of struggle and resistance

Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Corson Auditorium Adult: $17; Child through College: $14

Mar
8

Music, Academy Student

Jazz Combos: Celebrate Bud Powell Centennial

Friday, March 8, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Corson Auditorium Adult: $17; Child through College: $14