Young local artist attending renowned Interlochen Arts Camp

Vivian Khan ...

Vivian Khan, age 13, of Waukon has been accepted and is attending Interlochen Arts Camp this summer in northern Michigan, the world’s premier summer arts program for aspiring artists in grades three through 12. She is the daughter of Gary and Peggy Khan of Waukon and is studying in the piano program at the camp.

Khan currently studies piano under the guidance of Dr. Du Huang at Luther College in Decorah. She participated at the Dorian Keyboard Festival hosted by Luther College last fall and was selected to perform in the evening concert. She also plays occasionally for the congregation at Old East Paint Creek Church in rural Waterville.

Interlochen Arts Camp attracts students, faculty and staff from all 50 U.S. states and more than 40 countries. These 2,500 artists fill Interlochen’s northwoods campus with an explosion of creativity. 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 ten 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 many more.

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