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.


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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

Assistant Director of Employee Engagement & Volunteer Services

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Interlochen News

Interlochen Arts Academy students perform Sounds of the Season
Interlochen Arts Academy Wind Symphony and Choir to present “Sounds of the Season” Dec. 16

The annual holiday showcase returns with a selection of holiday tunes, classic stories, and a sing-along led by Santa himself.

Erina Yashima, Cristian Măcelaru, Roderick Cox, Jader Bignamini, JoAnn Falletta, and Tito Muñoz
Interlochen Arts Camp announces conductors and repertoire for the 2022 World Youth Symphony Orchestra

Conductors Jader Bignamini, Roderick Cox, Tito Muñoz, and Erina Yashima will make their Interlochen debuts, joining JoAnn Falletta and World Youth Symphony Orchestra Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Cristian Măcelaru in a star-studded season.

A group of golden gramophone trophies
Interlochen alumni among 2022 Grammy Award nominees

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

Upcoming Events

Music, Academy Student

"Le dernier sorcier" by Pauline Viardot

Friday, December 3, 2021 - 7:30 p.m. EST

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall FREE, no tickets required


Music, Academy Student

Interlochen Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Combos Winter Concert

Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 7:30 p.m. EST

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall $12 Full Price; $9 Student


Music, Academy Faculty

Faculty Chamber Music Recital

Sunday, December 5, 2021 - 4 p.m. EST

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall FREE, no tickets required