Celebrating CREATE AMAZING: The Campaign for Interlochen

  • Osterlin Mall in a festival of evening colors, celebrating the CREATE AMAZING Campaign Finale and Interlochen’s Class of 2019.

  • Three generations of jazz celebrating the new Music Center (left to right): Henry Solomon (IAC 10, IAA 10-14); Walter White (IAC 75-79, 81, IAA 78-81); current Interlochen Arts Academy Instructor of Jazz Bill Sears; Neil Miner (IAA 87-89); and Andrew Grossman (IAA 13-14) on drums in background.

  • Hundreds of the Interlochen family come together for a community photo at the Bowl.

  • Celebrating the new Music Center into the night (left to right): current Interlochen Arts Academy Instructor of Guitar Matt Cochran; Zen Williams (IAC 14-17, IAA 17-19); Kyle Skarshaug (IAA 18-19); current Interlochen Arts Academy Instructor of Singer-Songwriter Courtney Kaiser-Sandler; Laura Breibart (IAA 12-14); and current Interlochen Arts Academy Instructor of Singer-Songwriter Kyle Novy.

  • Part of the Interlochen family watching the 2016 CREATE AMAZING campaign video, which featured narrator Josie Bourelly (IAC 11-16, IAA 17-19).

  • Josie Bourelly (IAC 11-16, IAA 17-19) in a reprise performance, thanking donors for: “Loving Interlochen as it loves you, … nurturing and believing in young artists, … and for creating amazing!”

Over 1,700 members of the expansive Interlochen family gathered to celebrate the successful conclusion of CREATE AMAZING: The Campaign for Interlochen during Academy Festival week.

Supporters, families, and the Class of 2019 saw the direct impact of this comprehensive fundraising campaign with a sneak preview of the new $24 million Music Center, including the Alumni Stage. Celebration highlights included alumni and student performances, a Create Amazing community photo in the Interlochen Bowl, and a fun-filled festival of food, activities, and lights throughout the week, all leading up to Commencement.

Thank you to everyone who gave a combined, record-setting $135 million for the People, Programs, Place, and Opportunity of Interlochen. Stay tuned for further highlights from this milestone celebration in the coming months.

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