• A ticket stub from the famous John Philip Sousa concert at the Interlochen Bowl in 1931. Note the name had not yet become “National Music Camp”.

  • Students arrive at the Bowl Hotel to begin the 1945 camp season. The war in Europe had just ended, but the war in the Pacific was still raging.

  • Groundbreaking for the new Interlochen Arts Academy in 1961. The nation’s first fine arts boarding high school would open the following autumn.

  • Ballet dancers are greeted by JFK on the south lawn of the White House. The newly formed Interlochen Arts Academy was performing in Washington with dancers and orchestra.

  • The newly built Corson Auditorium in 1975. The main performance venue of the Academy opened with a series of concerts in May of that year.