Local saxophonist to attend renowned Interlochen Arts Camp

May 20—A local 17-year-old student musician will attend Interlochen Arts Camp, the nation's premier multidisciplinary summer arts program for aspiring artists in grades 3-12, this summer.

Brayden Hibbard, the son of Brandon and Briana Hibbard, will study saxophone while at Interlochen.

Hibbard attends Madison Central High School and will be a senior in the 2023-24 school year.

Last summer, he attended the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts and is enrolled in the Advanced Scholars Academy at Madison Central.

Each summer, artistic students ages 8-18 from around the world convene at Interlochen to expand their capacity in music, theatre, dance, creative writing, visual arts, and film.

Through daily classes, enriching electives, and frequent performances, Interlochen students explore the full breadth of the arts, pursue creative breakthroughs, and forge lifelong cross-cultural friendships, according to information from a release.

"We are excited to celebrate the start of the 96th season of Interlochen Arts Camp," said Trey Devey, President of Interlochen Center for the Arts. "It is thrilling to witness the remarkable growth that takes place at Interlochen as students discover their potential and take their talent to the next level."

With a global alumni base that includes creative leaders in the arts and many other fields, Interlochen Arts Camp has been at the forefront of arts education for nearly a century.

The camp's distinguished alumni include Norah Jones, Josh Groban, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Graham Dance Company Artistic Director Janet Eilber, painter Laura Owens, New York Times theatre critic Jesse Green, Google co-founder Larry Page, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver, Olympic ice dancer Naomi Lang, Strong, actor Anthony Rapp, cartoonist Cathy Guisewite, and many more.

Approximately 17% of the nation's professional orchestra musicians have roots at Interlochen and the alumni community has been awarded nearly 100 Grammy Awards, a release from the arts camp noted.

In addition to hundreds of performances, presentations, and readings by young artists, Interlochen brings leading artists to its northern Michigan campus each summer.