INTERLOCHEN, Mich. -- Lexi Biondo is attending the Interlochen Arts Camp, the world’s premier summer arts program for students grades 3-12. Biondo is studying flute and piccolo at this years six week camp.
Aside from playing her piccolo and flute, Lexi can be found in the Interlochen Library practicing her conducting in anticipation of this years field show "Endurance".
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.
Biondo auditioned before Christmas and received her acceptance letter in February. She has been on the Interlochen campus since June 24th and will return home on August 7th. She is performing with the World Youth Wind Symphony. After seating auditions, Biondo was was placed as a first flute and has been the bands piccolo player for the duration of the camp. Aside from playing in the Wind Symphony she has been able to play in a woodwind quintet, as well as, private lessons and master classes.
Attached is a link to the concert recordings at Interlochen. If you hear a piccolo playing in the Wind Symphony, know that it's a member of QMB.