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Brighton High School trumpet player to attend renowned Interlochen Arts Camp

Jakob Burnham, who will complete his junior year at Brighton High School this week, will spend the next seven weeks at the Interlochen Arts Camp, the nation’s premier multidisciplinary summer arts program for aspiring artists in grades 3-12.  There he will participate in both the Trumpet Intensive program for the first week and then spend the next six weeks as a member of the Interlochen Orchestra Program.

Jakob has been an advanced performer for many years.  He began his Junior year by spending two weeks last summer at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute at its Trumpet Workshop, studying under Boston University Professor Terry Everson. 

During the academic year, Jakob was the Principal Trumpet for the Brighton High School (BHS) Wind Ensemble, was a member of the Michigan School Band and Orchestra (MSBOA) All-State Band, received superior ratings at District and State Solo and Ensemble Festival on both Trumpet and French Horn, was selected for the MSBOA Outstanding Soloist Competition, was named to the MSBOA 2023 Spring Honors Festival Honors Band, was Principal Trumpet at the Eastern Michigan University Honors Band, played in the MSBOA District 4 Honors Band, marched in the BHS Marching Band, was the Assistant Principal Trumpet for the BHS Musical “Guys and Dolls,” and was a member of the Michigan State University (MSU) Spartan Youth Wind Ensemble.

Jakob will be a University of Michigan Youth Symphonic Band member next school year. Jakob is also a member of the BHS National Honor Society and is presently carrying a 4.1 grade point average. 

Artistic students ages 8-18 from around the world convene at Interlochen to expand their capacity in music, theatre, dance, creative writing, visual arts, and film. Through daily classes, enriching electives, and frequent performances, Interlochen students explore the full breadth of the arts, pursue creative breakthroughs, and forge lifelong cross-cultural friendships.

The Camp’s distinguished alumni include Norah Jones, Josh Groban, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Graham Dance Company Artistic Director Janet Eilber, painter Laura Owens, New York Times theatre critic Jesse Green, Google co-founder Larry Page, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver, Olympic ice dancer Naomi Lang, actor Anthony Rapp, cartoonist Cathy Guisewite, and many more.

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