Interlochen Arts Camp Accepting Applications for Summer 2009

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Interlochen Arts Camp is now accepting applications for students interested in attending arts programs during the summer of 2009.

Interlochen Arts Camp is now accepting applications for students interested in attending arts programs during the summer of 2009. Each year, more than 2,500 students from around the world attend summer programs at Interlochen, which are offered to students currently enrolled in grades three to twelve. Located in northwest Michigan, Interlochen Arts Camp offers summer programming in creative writing, dance, motion picture arts, music, theatre and visual arts. Program lengths run from one to six weeks.

Students can apply online or download a printable application by visiting Interlochen.org/camp. The priority application deadline is February 1, 2009 but early application is recommended because some programs fill quickly.

Interlochen Center for the Arts is a recipient of the National Medal of Arts, the nation's highest honor in the arts. For more than 80 years, young artists from around the world have traveled to Interlochen to learn from leading artists, to be inspired by exceptional peers and for an experience in the arts that lasts a lifetime.

To help students, parents and teachers make an informed decision about their summer activities, Interlochen recently released a series of online videos that offer a closer look into the experience. The short videos feature clips of performances, student and parent interviews and more. New videos will be posted throughout the year.

Interlochen strives to make its programs affordable to all deserving students through financial aid. More than $1 million in scholarships and aid are distributed each summer. One such scholarship opportunity is the Emerson Scholarship program. Sponsored by the Louis-based Emerson Corporation, the program provides a full scholarship to exceptional high school orchestral musicians. The need for financial assistance should never discourage a student from applying to Interlochen.

New this year to the campus of Interlochen Center for the Arts is the Herbert H. and Barbara C. Dow Center for Visual Arts. The 36,000 square-foot building includes a 1,600 square foot gallery and eight studio spaces for digital arts, photography, printmaking, fiber arts, metals, sculpture, ceramics and painting and drawing.

Interlochen Arts Camp is part of the nonprofit Interlochen Center for the Arts, a recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the only organization in the world that brings together: a 2,500-student summer camp program; a 500-student fine arts boarding high school; opportunities for hundreds of adults to engage in fulfilling artistic and creative programs; two 24-hour listener-supported public radio stations (classical music and news); more than 600 arts presentations annually by students, faculty and world-renowned guest artists; and a global alumni base spanning eight decades. For information, visit Interlochen online at Interlochen.org.

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