Diane Holcomb Wilshere (IAA '79), Actor, Writer, Director, talks about the ways in which students are nurtured in all areas--academic as well as artistic--and encouraged to explore new things while attending Interlochen Arts Academy.
Christina Wallace (IAA '01), Management Consulting, shares a fond memory of a math competition and remembers the level of support that her math team received from the artistic community here at the Academy.
Sheetal Dingrani (IAA '99), V.P. Business Strategy, talks about Interlochen holding a place in the hearts and minds of her family and the responsibility she feels as an alumna to help spread the word, making it a bigger part of everyone's lives.
David Holland (IAA Faculty), Viola Instructor & Conductor - Interlochen Arts Academy, talks about some of the reasons that being a member of the Arts Academy faculty has been such a fulfilling experience.
Marten ten Hoor, a retired professor of philisophy from the University of Alabama, presents the rationale and objectives of the new Academy curriculum in his speech at the first opening convocation in fall of 1962.
The 2011 Interlochen Summer Arts Festival kicked off with a live broadcast of "A Prairie Home Companion," with Garrison Keillor. The sold-out performance featured a number of guest artists, including Arts Academy students Yuri Popowycz, violin and Charles Overton, harp.
At the end of the fall semester, Interlochen welcomed renowned photographers and husband and wife duo Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison to campus. They met with students, viewed student work, provided feedback and presented their own work in front of a student assembly.
This video features remarks by Bill Church, director of the Comparative Arts program and instructor of theater, during the Opening Convocation of the 49th year of Interlochen Arts Academy. Originally recorded and streamed live on Saturday, September 4, 2010.
The fourth annual Future of Cinema Fest was held on the Interlochen campus this fall and screened the best work of high school students around the world. In addition to screening student films, the festival brings some of the world’s leading filmmakers to the Interlochen campus where they work closely with students who also have a passion for storytelling and film.