Interlochen http://michiganradio.org en Students celebrate Earth Day by planting sequoia clones http://michiganradio.org/post/students-celebrate-earth-day-planting-sequoia-clones <p></p><p>Students in northern Michigan are planting clones of ancient sequoias today.</p><p>There's a grove of sequoias along the shores of Lake Michigan on the site of a former Morton Salt factory.</p><p>Sequoia trees are not native to Michigan, but this grove has grown in Manistee for more than 65 years when they were brought here from the West Coast. Now, those trees are going to take another trip, or their clones will.</p><p>Students who attend Interlochen Arts Academy are planting them on campus along Green Lake. The clones are from Archangel Ancient Tree Archive.</p><p>David Milarch is the group's co-founder. He says they’re planting clones of redwoods around the world today.</p><p>“Ninety-six percent of all of our redwoods have been cut down, butchered and sold,” Milarch says.</p><p>Here's a look at how the group collects genetic material from these old growth trees:</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" height="281" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/54411074" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="500"></iframe></p><p>Both the Interlochen Center for the Arts and nearby Interlochen State Park have lost many trees recently due to disease and bug infestation.</p><p>Head park ranger Chris Stark has mixed feelings about the planting. He'd prefer to plant native varieties, such as the white pine.</p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:16:32 +0000 Sara Hoover 17311 at http://michiganradio.org Students celebrate Earth Day by planting sequoia clones Meet indie-folk group The Accidentals http://michiganradio.org/post/meet-indie-folk-group-accidentals <p>Popular music has had stellar examples of singer/songwriters who met in school...whose partnership began at a very young age.</p><p>John Lennon and Paul McCartney met when John was 16 and Paul was just 15. Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel met in grade school. They were 12 years old and had their first hit record, "Hey Schoolgirl," when they were just 16 years old.</p><p>Now we want you to meet a Michigan duo who are getting a lot of buzz for their indie-folk songs, <a href="http://www.reverbnation.com/moreaccidentals">The Accidentals</a>.</p><p>The Accidentals are Katie Larson and Savannah Buist, who met at the Interlochen Arts Academy. They are 18 years old, and they joined us today from Traverse City.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 20:39:37 +0000 Stateside Staff 15501 at http://michiganradio.org Meet indie-folk group The Accidentals Interlochen will teach the kids how to write songs http://michiganradio.org/post/interlochen-will-teach-kids-how-write-songs <p>The Interlochen Center for the Arts is creating a program that will teach young musicians the &quot;discipline of popular music songwriting.&quot;</p><p>Interlochen has traditionally been a mecca for classical music, but in recent years the institution (which hosts both a summer camp and a year-long school) has embraced more contemporary art forms.</p><p>For example, students can major in &quot;motion picture arts&quot; and study the latest filmmaking techniques.</p><p>Interlochen has just posted <a href="http://www.interlochen.org/job/lissw">a job opening for a lead instructor </a>for its new singer/songwriter program.</p><p>From Interlochen&#39;s website:</p><blockquote><p>This program will lead students to creative approaches to popular musical composition by developing skills in melody, harmony, arranging, and lyric writing, while seeking to nurture a distinct individual writing and performance style.</p></blockquote><p>The northern Michigan institution has taught many young musicians who&#39;ve gone on to become successful singer/songwriters, including</p><ul><li>Norah Jones,</li><li>Rufus Wainwright,</li><li>Sufjan Stevens,</li><li>and, most famously, Jewel Kilcher.</li></ul><p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 16:07:08 +0000 Kyle Norris 5186 at http://michiganradio.org Interlochen will teach the kids how to write songs Enterprising young musicians on the road to Interlochen http://michiganradio.org/post/enterprising-young-musicians-road-interlochen For young people who want a career in the arts, a handful of prestigious summer camps are a vital early step. Interlochen, in northern Michigan, is one of them.<p>Jessye Norman, Josh Groban, Norah Jones and Lorin Maazel all spent summers at Interlochen when they were younger. But with tuition ranging from $3,000 to $10,000, depending on the campers' age and discipline, does it mean that only rich kids get to follow in their footsteps? It turns out that some extra-resourceful young people are paving their own way. I went to camp to meet them.<p>Interlochen has been around since 1928. Fri, 22 Jul 2011 18:37:50 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 3431 at http://michiganradio.org Enterprising young musicians on the road to Interlochen