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The Interlochen Collection: American music

Conductor Kenneth Jewell and a student look at a music score
Interlochen Center for the Arts
Kenneth Jewell and an unidentified student look at music together in 1954

Hear decades of Interlochen Arts Academy and Camp students perform American hymns, dances, and patriotic and folk songs - plus, music about baseball!

Program details

Charles Ives, Variations on "America" (arr. William Rhoads); Byron Hanson/Interlochen Arts Academy Band (1971-72 Academy year)

Peter Wilhousky, arr., Battle Hymn of the Republic; Kenneth Jewell/High School Choir/High School instrumental ensemble (July 1963)

Carolyn Bremer, Early Light; Richard Floyd/World Youth Wind Symphony (2006)

Leo Nestor, An American Triptych; Laurence Smith/Interlochen Arts Academy Chamber Singers/Thomas Bara, organ (2006-07 Academy year)

Robert Russell Bennett, Suite of Old American Dances; Byron Hanson/Interlochen Arts Academy Band (1968-69 Academy year)

The archival recordings heard on this program are available thanks in part to the Association for Recorded Sound Collections' Classical Music Preservation Grant, generous support from listeners and the Hamer D. and Phyllis C. Shafer Foundation.

Michael Culler provided audio engineering assistance.

Christine Kyprianides and Eileen Ganter provided research support.

The voice actor was Scout Carter.

Dr. Amanda Sewell is IPR's music director.