Local artist Kairi Kim to attend world-renowned Interlochen Arts Camp
For Hub City Times
INTERLOCHEN, Mich. — Kairi Kim, 11, of Marshfield, has been accepted and will attend Interlochen Arts Camp, the world’s premier summer arts program for aspiring artists in grades three through 12. Kairi, the daughter of David Kim and Kajal Sitwala, will study vocal arts at the camp.
A soprano, Kairi attends Grant Elementary School and is a member of Girl Scout Troop 6181. She was introduced to the classical voice repertoire by Sue Hedler of Thorp, Wis., and has studied with Lynette Mort of Marshfield since 2013.
Interlochen Arts Camp attracts students, faculty, and staff from all 50 U.S. states and more than 40 countries. 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, 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 alumni have 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, Groban, the Decemberists, the Avett Brothers, Olga Kern, Harry Connick Jr., Trace Adkins, Branford Marsalis, and others.