Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp opens 46th summer season

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, a summer school of the arts located on a 1,300-acre campus in Michigan's Manistee National Forest, is marking its 46th season with capacity enrollment. Of the record 5,412 students enrolled, nearly 4,500 hail from Michigan, leading to Blue Lake's designation as the state's largest provider of arts education to children and youth. The remaining students represent 34 states and eight foreign countries.
Jun 15, 2011


The Blue Lake Summer Arts Festival opens Friday at 7 p.m. in the Stewart Shell with a special presentation of Johannes Brahms’ “German Requiem (Ein deutsches Requiem).” It will feature the Blue Lake International Choir, International Youth Symphony Orchestra and Alumni Choir under the direction of Dr. Carole Ott. Admission is free for this season-opening performance.

Blue Lake will present the one-act opera “The Last Leaf,” July 29-30 and Aug. 12-13 at the camp’s Miller Theater. All performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. Under the musical direction of Dr. Niblock, the production will feature sopranos Jessica Dold and Tiffany Bostic-Brown, along with baritones Terrance Brown and Dale Schriemer. Seating for the opera performance is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. To make reservations, call Blue Lake at 800-221-3796.

Visit for a complete schedule, including locations and start times. Selected performances will be broadcast live on Blue Lake Pubic Radio: WBLV-FM (90.3) and WBLU-FM (88.9).


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