Detroit musicians will teach summer camp online

Detroit musicians will teach summer camp online


norman lebrecht

May 14, 2020

Interlochen has been shut by Covid and is going online. The Detroit Symphony, which usually plays there, still wants to engage with its students.

press release:
DSO musicians will work closely with Interlochen students this summer as part of Interlochen Online’s virtual Arts Camp, which will take place from June 28 to July 19, 2020.

“We are thrilled that the DSO will join us for Interlochen Online this summer,” said Trey Devey, President of Interlochen Center for the Arts. “This is an extraordinary opportunity for young artists to make music with and learn from world-class musicians.”

“When we learned of Interlochen’s plans for a virtual Arts Camp, we felt an immediate groundswell of support coming from our musicians and staff to get involved and help out,” said Anne Parsons, DSO President and CEO. “Thanks to the innovative spirit of cooperation between our organizations, so many young people will be able to benefit from high-quality, music-based learning experiences this summer, and I want to especially thank our wonderful DSO musicians for stepping forward so swiftly and completely.”

“The DSO musicians were thrilled to renew our relationship with Interlochen last July, and we’re heartbroken that we aren’t able to return in person this summer,” said Jeremy Epp, DSO Principal Timpani. “We remain committed to fostering the bonds between our two institutions and look forward to collaborating with Interlochen students through streamed performances, classes, and other projects. Many DSO members found inspiration in the experiences they had while students at Interlochen, and we are excited to again have the opportunity to nurture a new generation of performers.”


  • The “one time at band camp” stories are going to be a lot less interesting.

  • Robert Levin says:

    Will there be a virtual date gate?

  • fflambeau says:

    I think the DSO student interaction so soon is a mistake. Push this timeline way back and rethink it. Massive lawsuits could follow any infections.

  • Rose says:

    Bravo! Thanks to Interlochen and the DSO for showing up for kids this summer.