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. 


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.

Radio Collage - August 2014 - Interlochen Arts Camp hits the stage: Collage & more!

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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.

Radio Collage - July 2014 - A Look Back: Highlights from the 2013-14 Arts Academy year


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Live from Studio A
8:00 am
Sat August 16, 2014

Enso circles back!

The Enso String Quartet
Credit Tim Burke

  The Enso String Quartet has returned to the Interlochen Adult Chamber Music Camp as guest artists-in-residence.  The ensemble’s name is derived from the Japanese Zen painting of the circle, which represents many things: perfection and imperfection, the moment of chaos that is creation, the emptiness of the void, the endless circle of life, and the fullness of the spirit. In addition to teaching during the  camp, Enso gives three recitals over the course of six days.  Still, they found time to drop by IPR's Studio A to perform excerpts from Five Pieces for String Quartet by Erwin Schulhoff.

Three movements from "Five Pieces for String Quartet" by Erwin Schulhoff

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Live from Studio A
8:00 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Four guitars, one great sound!

Luke Sunderland, Ria Modak, Leonela Alejandro and Grace Elmer in IPR's Studio A

  This summer, the Interlochen Arts Camp was once again filled with young artists, actors, writers, dancers, and, oh yes, musicians! Among them, a guitar quartet who paid a visit to IPR's Studio A.  Leonela Alejandro, Ria Modak, Grace Elmer and Luke Sunderland performed Kalimba by Jurg Kindle. For this performance, some of them put cloth under the strings near the guitar bridge to imitate the sound of the kalimba, also known as the "thumb piano".

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Event Previews
1:59 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Preview of Interlochen Presents 2014-2015 Season

Ailey II (Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation) - Coming to Interlochen in October

Christopher Gruits, Executive Director of Interlochen Presents, stopped by Studio B this morning to chat about the upcoming 2014-2015 season. Highlights include: singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III, Aquila Theatre's Wuthering Heights,  Ailey II from the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, and the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, from the Nebraska Theatre Caravan.

To hear the interview, featuring a track by singer/songwriter Wainwright (appearing at ICA in October), click "Listen," below.

Interlochen Presents Executive Director Christopher Gruits chats with Kate Botello about the 2014-2015 Performance Season.

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After the jump - more highlights of the upcoming season, including video from Ailey II and A Christmas Carol.

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