President Kimpton - Protect the Integrity of Interlochen and the Legacy of Joe Maddy
  • Petitioned Ted Farraday

This petition was delivered to:

Vice President, Education Programs and Student Affairs, ICA
Ted Farraday
Vice President, Human and Institutional Resources
Ann Hanson
Director of Theatre, ICA, and Director of Comparative Arts, IAA
William Church
Chair, Board of Trustees, ICA
Ralph J. Cerny
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, ICA
Keith W. Baum
President, Interlochen Center for the Arts
Jeffrey S. Kimpton

President Kimpton - Protect the Integrity of Interlochen and the Legacy of Joe Maddy

    1. Petition by

      Concerned IAA Alumni

Recently the administration of Interlochen Center for the Arts has taken a number of actions that we believe threaten the integrity of this important institution and the quality of education provided to its vibrant young artists. From the termination of beloved teachers, lack of transparency in financial and personnel decisions, over-enrollment and soaring tuition, as well as many more issues of concern, many in the community feel that Interlochen is heading in the wrong direction. We must encourage President Kimpton and his administration to engage in an inclusive and open dialogue with the broad Interlochen community in order to implement real, tangible and systemic reform.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Andrew Krewer TUCSON, AZ
      • almost 2 years ago

      I was able to attend Interlochen because of a scholarship provided by the institution. My education at Interlochen has been one of the most valuable experiences of my life, and I want to ensure that others are able to have access to this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Transparency is important to maintaining this opportunity.

    • P.A. Sirotko WHITEHALL, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      I am signing this because I care about Interlochen's purpose, integrity, and highly-skilled faculty (which exists to encourage the finest young musicians/artists in their chosen field.

    • Kristy Maier ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, NY, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      I am signing because I cherish the skills and confidence Interlochen provided for me. I can not stand hearing that it has become a less supportive and nuturing community since my graduation. I am signing because I believe that with a little humility and self-awareness, Interlochen can thrive healthfully for many years to come.

    • Todd Rose ITHACA, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      The students, faculty, and alumni of Interlochen understand the true value and meaning of of this beloved institution in essential ways that the administration apparently does not. Our voices need to be heard.

    • Emily Davenport GRAND RAPIDS, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      I'm signing because I am a proud graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy. I have seen what an amazing place it is and the thought of it becoming something lesser simply breaks my heart.


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