For international students, attending Interlochen Arts Academy can be both challenging and rewarding. Listen to the impact Interlochen has made on one of our many international students through their own words.
Interlochen dance students work with internationally acclaimed choreographer Christopher Williams in preparation for a unique opportunity: performing an original modern dance at the 2016 NY Phil Biennial in the famed David Geffen Hall in New York City.
Surrounded by forests and dark, quiet water, Interlochen provides instruction and inspiration to young dancers from around the world. Come experience Interlochen and find out why we say, Art Lives Here.
Interlochen has a musical legacy that stretches back to 1928, and a reputation for providing training, instruction and support that is second to none. At Interlochen, you’re more than a musician. You are part of a family. Come see why we say, Art Lives Here.
With instructors offering real-world experience, seven yearly productions and more than a dozen professional performance venues and outdoor stages, Interlochen helps talented actors define their talents like no place else on earth. Come find out why we say, Art Lives Here.
This Capoeira-inspired choreography was originally created for Jennifer McQuiston Lott and Michael Spencer Philips in New York City, June 2015. In the fall of 2015 Comparative Arts Director Nicola Conraths Lange was able to restage it with Ella Dorman and Mark Lambert, dance majors at the Interlochen Arts Academy.
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.
Interlochen President Jeffrey S. Kimpton speaks to the 2015 graduating class at this year's commencement exercise. His remarks were titled, "Are we prepared for the transformational future you will lead?"
"The Voice" season 8 artist Joshua Davis spent some of his time the past couple of years being guests and speaking to our singer songwriter students here at Interlochen Arts Academy. Here they share what that time spent with a local artist like Josh has meant to them.
In August 2014, twenty students from the Interlochen Arts Academy Theatre Department traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland to participate in an opportunity of a lifetime: performing at the Fringe Festival - the largest arts festival in the world.
In the November edition of Radio Collage, you'll hear an incredible variety of works performed by Academy students. From Pat Metheny to Brahms, Rachmaninoff to Copland, and much more, we invite you to enjoy nearly an hour of the latest from Interlochen Arts Academy. Listen online
The singer-songwriter program provides a comprehensive curriculum in the discipline of popular music songwriting, and attracts students from around the world. Hear these talented student-artists in their November 1, 2014 performance: Listen online
The theatre arts major at Interlochen Arts Academy is designed for young artists who are serious about their craft. Through Stanislavsky-based performance training, students explore the full potential of their own unique resources.
Spring 2012, in collaboration with the Music and Dance divisions, the Interlochen Arts Academy Theatre Arts department staged a production of "West Side Story" providing an opportunity for students to explore a landmark work from the canon of American musical theatre.
The music program at Interlochen Arts Academy combines pre-professional training and college-preparatory academics. We offer instrumental music, vocal music, music composition, and singer-songwriter programs for grades 9-12, as well as a post-graduate year.