The award was presented to the organization at the final concert of the 2021 Interlochen Arts Camp, an annual summer program for young artists.
“Congratulations to everyone associated with Interlochen Center for the Arts, both past and present, for your leadership in the arts as the premier training center for young musicians and artists from around the world,” said Gary Ingle, president of the American Classical Music Hall of Fame.
“Interlochen is truly the gold standard for institutions that foster artistic growth and personal transformation through the universal language of music.”
Immediately afterward, Interlochen Center for the Arts President Trey Devey dedicated the award to Interlochen’s faculty and staff for "persevering in the face of uncertainty, focused on our mission and making true Interlochen magic happen despite physical distance and other barriers."
The American Classical Music Hall of Fame is a national nonprofit that celebrates the artists, ensembles, educators, and institutions that influence classical music in the United States.
Currently, other institutions in the American Classical Music Hall of Fame include the Metropolitan Opera, the League of American Orchestras, and the Juilliard School. More than 17% of musicians in the United States' major professional orchestras are Interlochen alumni, according to the organization's website.