The grounds are set, the flags are up and the weather is perfect as more than 2,500 students from around the world gather for the start of the 88th Interlochen Summer Arts Camp! Eager new campers and returning upperclassmen poured onto campus this weekend, all ready to sharpen their talents and make lifelong memories.
Working directly with Munson Medical Center, Interlochen students from such varied fields of study as Music, Design & Production, Singer-Songwriter and Comparative Arts, collaborated on an interactive presentation of science, improvisation, poetry and music. Heart and Art was also selected as the National Winner of the College Board Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts.
Students at Interlochen Arts Camp spend much of their time focused on learning, creating and performing. But between classes and rehearsals they still find time for summer adventure and fun in the northwoods of Michigan.
In June 2013, nearly 2,000 students and their families arrived on the Interlochen campus. This short video captures the transformation that happens each summer as the wooded campus is suddenly filled with young artists and creativity.
You might think that actors at Interlochen spend all their time in performance or rehearsal, but they also spend hours each day in the classroom where they learn skills and techniques from seasoned professionals.
Did you miss the 2013 performance of Collage at Interlochen Arts Camp? Sit back, get a cup of coffee or tea, and enjoy this edited compilation of the sixteen performances that were featured at the July 9 performance in Kresge Auditorium.
If you are a serious classical solo singer, the Interlochen vocal artist summer program for high school students is excellent preparation for training at the college, university, or conservatory level.
We're pleased to announce that our "Moments" video won Best in Show for Web Video, Non-Profit at this year's W3 Awards! The W3 Awards honor creative excellence on the web, and is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts.
For young dancers, it is a big step to dedicate several weeks to their art form. Working with caring and dedicated teachers, they explore ballet technique as well as other dance forms in an environment that is challenging, supportive and creative.
From morning to night, music is everywhere on Interlochen's wooded campus. It is a rare opportunity for young musicians to spend their days learning from mentors and peers who share their love of music.
The Tony and Grammy Award-winning performer Heather Headley made a surprise visit to theatre students during summer 2010. She worked with all theatre students, but especially the cast of Aida, a title role that she originated on Broadway.
At Interlochen, you can spend three or six weeks immersed in the world of jazz. Our faculty of accomplished performers and educators will help you broaden your understanding of jazz and develop your improvisational and performance skills.
Ken Ludwig, two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright, spent two weeks with students from the High School Repertory Theatre Production summer program as they worked on a production of his play Midsummer/Jersey.
Students in the Musical Theatre Audition Intensive Program work with a team of experienced professionals and university instructors to gain experience in all areas of audition preparation for college and professional theatre training programs.
After a lifetime surrounded by the music of Nashville, an aspiring musician makes the journey to Interlochen to learn, create, perform and network with his musical peers as part of the singer-songwriter program at Interlochen.
During the summer, young visual artists from all over the world travel to Interlochen, where they can refine their skills or explore new mediums of expression. Take a look at the students, faculty and creativity that happens in the visual arts program at Interlochen every summer.
In the summer of 2013, Interlochen Arts Camp launched a new six-week musical theatre program for junior students. The junior musical theatre program helps students build a foundation in acting, dancing and singing.
Interlochen's Music Institutes are an intense week of practice, study, lessons, and great instruction from some of the finest teachers in the country. Students have opportunities to perform pieces and get feedback from instructors so that they can better prepare for college auditions, as well as learn new ways to enhance their playing skills.
Interlochen Summer Arts Camp provides a wellness program that gives students the ability to better understand their bodies. In this program, students learn how to properly use and take care of their bodies to prevent injury and prepare themselves for a lifetime as healthy artists.
To promote student creativity, Interlochen created a national fanfare competition for high school composers. After reviewing many talented pieces, Robert Alexander's composition "Sparks" was chosen as the winner of the 2013 Fanfare Competition. Once selected, Alexander received the opportunity to join the Interlochen community to hear the World Youth Wind Symphony premiere his piece in front of a live audience.
The World Youth Wind Symphony at Interlochen Arts Camp is one of the foremost training programs for young musicians. World-renowned conductors, teachers and guest artists help create a program that emphasizes quality, personal growth, and the joy of playing with a group of superb musicians.
As a five year-old, Angelique saw a live performance of a cello ensemble in Haiti - and she was hooked. She started her musical career soon after on a toy cello her parents made out of cardboard. In the summer of 2012, she played in the World Youth Symphony Orchestra, a collection of musicians from widely different backgrounds who share Angelique's passion for music.