Iris Bailey, 15, of Zionsville has been accepted and will attend Interlochen Arts Camp, the world’s premier summer arts program for aspiring artists grades 3 through 12.
Iris, the daughter of Chris and Ellen Bailey, will study trombone at the camp. Iris will be a sophomore in the fall at Zionsville Community High School. She is an active member of jazz band and concert band and also plays in the combo with the ZCHS Choralaires and Royalaires.
Interlochen Arts Camp attracts students, faculty and staff from all 50 U.S. states and more than 40 countries — 2,500 artists in all. Student-artists learn from world-class instructors and produce hundreds of presentations each summer in dance, theatre, creative writing, visual arts, music and film. Among the distinguished camp alumni are Norah Jones, singer Josh Groban, members of the band OK Go,Rufus Wainwright, opera and concert soprano Jessye Norman, conductor Loren Maazel, jazz pianist Eldar, actor Anthony Rapp, cartoonist Cathy Guisewite and many more. Approximately 10 percent of the nation’s professional orchestra musicians have roots at Interlochen and the alumni community has been awarded nearly 100 Grammy Awards.
In addition to hundreds of performances, presentations and readings by young artists, Interlochen brings leading artists and performers to the northern Michigan campus. In recent years, guest artists have included Joshua Bell, Josh Groban, the Decemberists, the Avett Brothers, Olga Kern, Harry Connick Jr., Trace Adkins, Branford Marsalis and others.