Robert Alexander will travel to Interlochen for the world premiere of his winning musical composition, “Sparks,” performed by members of the World Youth Wind Symphony at their first performance of the summer on June 29, 2013.
Last fall, the theatre department worked closely with Tony nominee Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen to adapt their musical [title of show] for a larger cast of high school students. The collaboration ended with performances in New York City, in front of the show's creators and cast.
Three music faculty members traveled to Shanghai to perform and give master classes at the Third Annual Baroque Chamber Music Festival, which is hosted by the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. The trip was just the latest effort in an ongoing relationship with the Chinese cultural institution.
This fall, the theatre department marked the 50th anniversary of the Arts Academy with an ambitious collaboration with Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen, the creators of "[title of show]," one of the most popular musicals of the last decade. In November of 2012, Interlochen actors concluded this creative partnership with four performances in New York City.
In this continuing series of articles about the future of Interlochen programs, we hear from singer-songwriter instructor and Interlochen alumna, Courtney Kaiser-Sandler, who is the leading the Academy's newest major.
The Fifth Future of Cinema Film Festival was held on the Interlochen campus November 1-3 and attracted student film submissions from as far away as New Zealand, Turkey, Romania and Beijing. The festival gives young filmmakers a rare chance to screen the creative efforts of their peers and interact with and learn from leading filmmakers.
Dr. Michael Bresler (IAC 56-58, 60-61, 64; UM 65; IAC Staff 72, 77-79, 87-91, 02-04) recently established a planned gift that ensures future generations of young artists will enjoy the same opportunities he had.