Winterlochen in Interlochen becomes virtual, interactive

The students of Interlochen finally have the opportunity to show what they have been working on in recent months.

Winterlochen is how the school tries to bring people to experience the arts from the comfort of their own homes.

President of Contemporary Music for Interlochen Center for the Arts, Courtney Kaiser-Sandler said, “We’ve been doing Interlochen Winterlochen for a few years now and it’s really our way of trying to reach out to the community, to deliver lost programming. , especially to young families. looking for things to do on weekends.

Even though Winterlochen is going virtual this year, it also gives students the opportunity not only to perform, but also to teach.

Kaiser says, “Expose their children to the arts, give them insight into every facet. So what’s unique this year is that, of course, not all of us can safely come together because of COVID-19. So we try to create a fun atmosphere for the children. “

Theater student Olivia Ray says teaching children for Winterluchen allowed her to hone her skills.

Ray says, “They don’t care if anyone is watching and this is one of the most important steps in improving improvisation, and it took me a few weeks while I was taking the course. “

Singing and songwriting student Aspen Jacobsen says playing virtually won’t stop her from enjoying the experience.

Jacobsen says, “We’re going to hope to involve the kids and hope they’ll sing and dance because we’re going to dance and we’re going to have fun.

Interlochen will broadcast more concerts in the coming weeks on its website.

Perry A. Thomasson