To date, representatives from the Interlochen Center for the Arts (ICA) have not returned or even acknowledged my requests for information regarding attendance figures from recent years. The request was submitted to ICA after comments from Jeff Kimpton, ICA president, appeared in the press.
The 2005 Arts Camp session is over; the final strains of Les Preludes have drifted away and now reside only as memories in the minds of those who were there this summer. Unfortunately, there seems to be a great deal of spin drifting out of the president’s office as well..
I recently received a note from an individual who asked to be identified as “a former loyal employee” of Interlochen. They have some intense viewpoints regarding the decisions made by the new administrators over the past year.
Among all the problems Interlochen administrators have articulated that pose a large threat to the institution’s future is an impending financial crisis.
Ever since Interlochen’s 2004 Thanksgiving Massacre there’s been a swell of media attention surrounding the sincerity behind the motives of Interlochen’s administrative leaders.