Each summer, some of Interlochen's most accomplished young musicians compete for a chance to perform as a soloist with one of Interlochen's large ensembles. This is part one of a two part series, featuring the 2011 concerto competition.
Paula Robinson, an American flutist who has appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic and co-founded the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, was welcomed as a guest instructor at the Summer Flute Institute at Interlochen Arts Camp 2012.
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.
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.
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.
"A Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor, broadcasted live on NPR, was a night of music, comedy, and talent. The event showcased two Interlochen Arts Academy students who performed vocal and trumpet pieces. The sold-out concert highlighted Garrison Keillor’s creative and comical style along with several musical acts.
The 2012 Interlochen Summer Institute was held the week of June 16-22. The Interlochen Institute program is a one-week intensive session that provides opportunities for highly motivated students to work with world-class faculty in many arts disciplines. Students participate in daily master classes, private lessons and student and faculty performances. The Institute gives students a chance to work in a focused environment and provides a glimpse of the type of curriculum at the Arts Camp and Arts Academy. Students can choose to attend a one-week Institute as a standalone program or continue on to a multi-week program at Interlochen Arts Camp.
In the Motion Picture Arts program at Interlochen Arts Camp, students from all over the country study screenwriting, production, documentary, and animation in the state-of-the-art DeRoy Center for Film Studies.