Updates from Interlochen: Spring 2018

Greetings from Interlochen! Here’s a brief summary of recent campus happenings and accomplishments by students and faculty.


  • Interlochen Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the 2018 Arts Festival lineup! Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 27 at 9 a.m. EDT.
  • Our live Sunday evening broadcasts from Kresge Auditorium of the World Youth Symphony Orchestra will return this summer to live.interlochen.org and Interlochen Public Radio beginning at 8 p.m. EDT on July 1, 2018 and ending on Aug. 5, 2018 with “Les Preludes.”
  • Prior to each broadcast listeners are invited to tune in to Classical IPR at 7 p.m. EDT. Before each WYSO concert listeners will hear interviews with the concertmaster and conductor as well as Interlochen archival performances and more.
  • The Interlochen Arts Academy Festival returns May 22-26. This end of the year tradition allows students of all majors to present a final showcase for their family and friends. You can find a full list of webcast Festival performances here.
  • Every Friday at 5:15 p.m. tune in to Classical Interlochen Public Radio to hear an archival recording from Interlochen Center for the Arts.


  • Construction of the new Music Building has continued throughout the winter. You can watch the building grow in real time by tuning in to the Music Building webcams.
  • The Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall was updated with new lighting, video and sound equipment, including new LED lighting systems; two large video monitors; an updated broadcasting booth with new equipment; and new curtains and acoustical panels.


  • Interlochen remembers Austin bombing victim Draylen Mason (IAC 17).
  • Interlochen Arts Academy students received a total of 39 national-level Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.
  • Nineteen Interlochen Arts Academy and Arts Camp students earned positions in the 2018 National Youth Orchestra.
  • Arts Academy concerto competition winners Miyu Kubo, violin, and Yungyi Chen, piano, performed with the Arts Academy Orchestra. (David Schonberger and Luis Manuel Marquez Turuel will perform in April.)


  • Andrew McGinn (IAC 93, IAA 93-94) and Christine Marie Brown have accepted faculty positions in the Arts Academy Theatre Division. McGinn and Brown will replace David Montee and Robin Ellis, who will retire at the end of the academic year.
  • Director of Visual Arts Mindy Zacher-Ronayne has been elected to the board of the Art Schools Network, a nonprofit organization that provides art school leaders with resources, support and networking opportunities.
  • Instructor of Poetry Brittany Cavallaro (IAA 02-04, IAC 17) published her third novel, “A Case for Jamie.” Join Cavallaro on campus this June as she co-teaches a course at the Interlochen College of Creative Arts, the Writers Retreat.
  • Get to know several Arts Academy faculty members in our new “Meet your Faculty” series.