Established in 1962 as the nation's first independent high school dedicated to the arts, Interlochen Arts Academy is the nation's top fine arts boarding high school. Students come to study Music, Visual Arts, Dance, Creative Writing, Theatre Arts and college-preparatory academics, with an extraordinarily distinguished faculty and staff. Students also benefit from frequent visits from guest artists, many of whom are distinguished alumni of Interlochen's programs.
The Academy is part of Interlochen Center for the Arts, whose 1,200-acre campus in northwest lower Michigan also is home to Interlochen Arts Camp, the nation's oldest and largest summer arts camp.
More than 10 percent of the members of the nation's major orchestras attended Interlochen. Alumni include Jessye Norman, Josh Groban, Norah Jones, Jewel, Chris Brubeck, Chip Davis and Lorin Maazel, Music Director of the New York Philharmonic. – less–ZoomInfo