Arts at Interlochen

Located in northwest Michigan, Interlochen Center for the Arts offers arts education programs for students in grades 3-12 and adults of all ages. Interlochen also hosts hundreds of concerts and events and is the parent organization of our two award-winning public radio stations.

Find the stories and sounds of Interlochen below, or click here for recordings of Interlochen student performances.

You can also see more student work through the Interlochen Olio project. 

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Arts at Interlochen
1:42 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Poet & "Genius Grant" winner Terrance Hayes coming to Interlochen

"I became a poet in Pittsburgh," says, poet and University of Pittsburgh professor Terrance Hayes, pictured above at his home.
Credit Courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

When leaders at the Interlochen Center for the Arts scheduled a visit by Poet Terrance Hayes, they had no idea he would be coming to campus as one of the latest winners of the MacArthur "Genius Grants." 

NPR featured Hayes on All Things Considered after winning the award last month. 

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Performances
9:26 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Loudon Wainwright talks music, acting and parking in New York City

Loudon Wainwright III
Credit Ross Halfin

  Songwriter Loudon Wainwright III has been traveling the world with his brand of witty – and sometimes weird – music for over forty years.

Friday night, he brings his show to the Interlochen Center for the Arts.

If you don’t know Wainwright’s music, you may know him from his acting appearances as “the Singing Surgeon” on the TV show "M*A*S*H" or as a disappearing doctor from the hit film “Knocked Up.”

IPR's Aaron Selbig spoke with Wainwright about his side career as a comedic actor and his new album – “Haven’t Got the Blues (Yet).”

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Radio Collage
10:53 am
Fri September 26, 2014

"What I Did this Summer"

  When many of us were younger, Fall meant back to school, and writing a theme about how we spent the summer.  This month on Radio Collage, we turn the tables:  it's the teachers who'll be "writing the theme", or in this case, performing. We'll hear music of Beethoven, Debussy and Mozart, along with lesser known composers like Bill Potts and Pierre-Max Duboix.  As an added treat, we'll be listening to some unusual arrangements and ensembles.


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Radio Collage
8:00 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Interlochen Arts Camp hits the stage: Collage & more!

Artists paint while singers entertain the crowd at the 2014 Collage performance

  This edition of Radio Collage features excerpts from the 2014 Interlochen Arts Camp "Collage" show, along with performances recorded at a few of the other concerts that take place during the Camp.  There's music by Mendelssohn, Duke Ellington and Brahms, a bit of Shakespeare, and original works by students from the Singer/Songwriter and Creative Writing programs.

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Radio Collage
3:13 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

A Look Back: Highlights from the 2013-14 Arts Academy year

Interlochen Arts Academy Percussion Ensemble

  For this Radio Collage, we revisit performances from the recently completed Interlochen Arts Academy year.  There's lots of diversity, with music by Maurice Ravel, Sir Arthur Sullivan, and Dave Brubeck.  We'll also hear works by students from the Comparative Arts, Creative Writing and Singer-Songwriter programs.

  

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