Michigan’s Interlochen Center for the Arts to add $24 million music building

Posted on: May 9, 2017

“A $24 million music building is expected to be a centerpiece for an arts and cultural hub at Interlochen Center for the Arts” in Michigan, reads an unsigned Wednesday (5/3) Associated Press report. “Students for years have practiced in several disjointed areas of the campus near Traverse City. ‘After 90 years, it is time for a music building … that is worthy of Interlochen’s music program,’ [Interlochen President Jeffrey] Kimpton, who is retiring in June, said…. A groundbreaking is set for May 12 for the 62,000-square-foot building that will include 25 teaching studios, 10 practice studios and two rehearsal halls. Each classroom can virtually connect musicians globally to broaden the student learning experience. The school has so far raised $19 million toward the $24 million projected construction cost…. Academy music faculty member[s] will, for the first time, have teaching studios, rehearsal halls and practice rooms in one contiguous location, as the new building will link the Frohlich Piano and Percussion Building and Corson Auditorium.… Interlochen Music Director Kedrik Merwin said the building is ‘really a facility that will bring us together.’ ”

Posted May 9, 2017