Kai Langehennig, 15, of Frenship ISD has been accepted and will attend Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan, the world’s premier summer arts program for aspiring artists. Kai, the son of Wayne and Yumiko, will study music at the Trombone, Tuba and Euphonium Institute.
Interlochen Arts Camp attracts students, faculty and staff from all 50 U.S. states and more than 40 countries. These 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.
“What an amazing accomplishment! Students from all over the U.S. audition for Interlochen and we are extremely proud of Kai for winning a spot.” Said Scott Carter FHS Associate Director of Bands. “He will get to work with some of the top musicians and conductors in the world.”
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.
Currently a student at the Frenship Ninth Grade Center, Kai plays trombone in the FHS Honor band and studies trombone with Dr. Bruce Keeling. He will compete in the UIL State Solo and Ensemble competition in May. Apart from music, he is pursuing the rank of Eagle Scout and enjoys an array of outdoor activities and community service.
“I am so excited to have one of our students participating at that level of performance,” said Tom SoRelle FHS Director of Bands. “Through this experience, I know he will enhance his musical skills and we look forward to his continued success at Frenship High School. We are thrilled and proud to have him in the Frenship HS Band.”