Interlochen Center For The Arts

School Notes Overview:

In 1928, Joseph E. Maddy's dream of a permanent training ground for young artists was realized in the formation of the National High School Orchestra Camp at Interlochen. Today, Interlochen Center for the Arts is well established as one of America's true cultural treasures, continuing as the country's premier site for young musicians, dancers, actors, visual artists and writers to explore and develop their talents......

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School Overview:

County Grand Traverse County, MI
Program Name Interlochen Arts Camp
Program Type Coeducational summer arts program
Student Body Type Coeducational
Grades 3 - 12
Ages Accepted Age 8 - Age 18
First Session Start Date June 0
Second Session End Date August 0
First Program Weeks 8 weeks
Second Program Weeks 4 weeks
Program Director Jeffrey S. Kimpton
Campus Area 1200 acres
Founding Year 1928
Application Date 2/15/2014
Summer School Type Residential

School Notes:

  • In 1928, Joseph E. Maddy's dream of a permanent training ground for young artists was realized in the formation of the National High School Orchestra Camp at Interlochen. Today, Interlochen Center for the Arts is well established as one of America's true cultural treasures, continuing as the country's premier site for young musicians, dancers, actors, visual artists and writers to explore and develop their talents.
  • Named one of the top 10 nonprofits in the country by Independent Sector, Washington, D.C., Interlochen Center for the Arts is home to the Interlochen Arts Camp, which provides intensive training each summer to talented youngsters from around the world, and Interlochen Arts Academy, which has produced more Presidential Scholars in the Arts than any other high school in the United States. The Center has grown to include Interlochen Public Radio, a national leader in listener support, and the Interlochen Arts Festival, which presents more than 700 concerts and exhibitions annually by students, faculty and distinguished guest artists. In June 2000, Interlochen merged with The Pathfinder School, an independent school serving pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade students of the Grand Traverse region.
  • Situated on a 1,200-acre campus surrounded by glacial lakes and pines, the Center includes 450 buildings, 1,000 employees during the summer, and 280 employees during the winter season. Each year, Interlochen attracts more than 265,200 visitors to its campus and has an annual budget of more than $26 million. Each year Interlochen awards more than $6 million in scholarships and financial aid, to more than half of all students who attend.

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