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
4:55 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

Poet Jamaal May captures 'Hum' of Detroit

Poet Jamaal May is working with students this week at Interlochen Arts Academy and has a free reading Thursday night.
Credit Jamaal May

Jamaal May's first collection of poetry, Hum, won him a Notable Book Award and a Beatrice Hawley Award, among other accolades. The Director of Creative Writing at Interlochen Center for the Arts calls the Detroit-raised poet a "rising star."

May is working with writing students this week at Interlochen Arts Academy. He also agreed to a free public reading Thursday night at The Writing House.

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Radio Collage
11:50 pm
Sun March 29, 2015

Radio Collage: While the young folk are away....

Sunny Zhou and Jade Fung in IPR's Studio A
Credit Tim Burke

  Students at Interlochen Arts Academy have been enjoying a spring break, but left us plenty of things to listen to while they're gone.  We've got a poem by  Creative Writer Mickayla Noel,  a piano four- hands version of a Dvorak Slavonic Dance by Jade Fung and Sunny Zhou and Singer-Songwriter Allison Sidell performs her song "Bones.  We'll also hear from the Academy Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, and Band.  While we're at it,  a quick trip to the audio vault for some Debussy...just for good measure!


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Classical Music
10:11 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Kids' Commute Michael Thurber: Five Centuries, Five Composers- 2000's

Take a trip back through the music ages with music buff Michael Thurber, on Kids' Commute!

This week on Kids’ Commute, we’re taking a trip back through the ages with music buff and Interlochen alumus, Michael Thurber! 

Michael is in town this week for his appearance on the NPR Show, From the Top

He’ll be collaborating with Interlochen students to debut his composition, “The Three Musketeers”. This week, Michael will take us through the past five centuries of classical music, focusing on five different composers. Are you ready to take a trip in the music history time machine? Strap yourself in, and let’s go!

 


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Classical Music
9:09 am
Thu March 12, 2015

Kids' Commute Michael Thurber: Five Centuries, Five Composers- 1900's

Take a trip back through the music ages with music buff Michael Thurber, on Kids' Commute!

This week on Kids’ Commute, we’re taking a trip back through the ages with music buff and Interlochen alumus, Michael Thurber! 

Michael is in town this week for his appearance on the NPR Show, From the Top

He’ll be collaborating with Interlochen students to debut his composition, “The Three Musketeers”. This week, Michael will take us through the past five centuries of classical music, focusing on five different composers. Are you ready to take a trip in the music history time machine? Strap yourself in, and let’s go!

 


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Classical Music
9:22 am
Wed March 11, 2015

Kids' Commute Michael Thurber: Five Centuries, Five Composers- 1800's

Take a trip back through the music ages with music buff Michael Thurber, on Kids' Commute!

This week on Kids’ Commute, we’re taking a trip back through the ages with music buff and Interlochen alumus, Michael Thurber! 

Michael is in town this week for his appearance on the NPR Show, From the Top
He’ll be collaborating with Interlochen students to debut his composition, “The Three Musketeers”. This week, Michael will take us through the past five centuries of classical music, focusing on five different composers. Are you ready to take a trip in the music history time machine? Strap yourself in, and let’s go!

 


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