Choral Camp Returns to Interlochen College of Creative Arts

A popular new program will return for a second year in the summer of 2013, as vocalists from around the country converge on the Interlochen campus for Adult Choral Camp. Dr. Jerry Blackstone, director of choirs and chair of the conducting department at the University of Michigan School of Music, will lead the program for a second year. 

Singers will join in daily vocal warm-ups, sectional rehearsals, afternoon discussions and sing in the full ensemble. The experience will culminate with an on-campus public performance. “It was such a great experience for our singers last year that we just had to bring this program back,” said Matthew Wiliford, director of the Interlochen College of Creative Arts (ICCA). “Some of the participants were getting back into singing and others were actively involved in choirs back home. But they all shared a passion for vocal music and you could instantly sense the creative energy in the rehearsals and performance.” 

In addition to the Choral Camp, ICCA will bring more than a dozen other arts programs. Two new media production programs will also be launched in 2013. In June, Tim Broekema, associate professor of journalism at Western Kentucky University School of Journalism, will lead a video storytelling workshop. In August, independent radio producer and teacher Rob Rosenthal will lead a one-week radio story training workshop. Many other favorites will return in 2013 including a variety of classes in the visual arts, creative writing and music.

Interlochen College of Creative Arts provides a lifetime of enrichment, creativity and professional growth through workshops and classes in a variety of arts disciplines. "The Wall Street Journal" recently featured ICCA as one of the “Top Summer Camps for Grown-Ups.”