You Gave Young Artists the Opportunity to Flourish
Interlochen students discover, often for the first time in their lives, a community of like-minded individuals who match their artistic passion. They meet teachers who unlock their potential to create at the highest level. They experience opportunities not available in their hometowns. They arrive on campus with dreams, and they leave with the ability to achieve them. Thank you for creating amazing people and inspiring the next generation of artists and creative leaders.
Young was born in China, but spent most of her formative years living in the United States. More
For Becky Ruthven, her connection to Interlochen began through her family. More
Julie Reisz’s search for Interlochen began when her son Eli’s first marimba lesson ended. More
Interlochen gave Judith Harris a gift of creativity; today, she acknowledges the gift she received by giving back financially.
At 38 years old, lifelong pianist and music teacher Judith Harris (IAA 66-69, IAC/NMC 65-66, 70) decided to change careers; she moved to Switzerland and entered the training program at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zürich for psychoanalysis. More
The sound of bulldozers signaled the start of a new recreation center on the Interlochen campus. The structure soon to stand in a wooded spot near Pinecrest Dining Hall will be a welcome addition. It also serves as a tribute to Lee Dennison, who believed a healthy combination of mind and body was the foundation for a better life. More
Meet Robert Anderson. Since 2001, Robert has spent his summers in northern Michigan—becoming a familiar face on the Interlochen campus. More
Michael and Joan Jackson are tireless Interlochen cheerleaders. They have a deep appreciation for its educational standards, its family-like atmosphere, and the global impact of Interlochen’s mission. And both have deep ties to the institution. More
Through a new scholarship, alumni hope to create a legacy that fulfills the desire to help kids and is worthy of the man who inspired it. More than 50 years ago, when being away from home meant a real separation from families and friends, Interlochen Arts Academy students built their own surrogate family. For many of those students, longtime biology teacher Jack Hood was the man at the heart of that family. More
Caption: Dan Trahey (All-State 1992, 1995, tuba) with first-time Camp students from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s OrchKids program. For Dan Trahey (All-State 1992, 1995, tuba), “Interlochen is more than a summer memory. It’s a benchmark.” More