Join us for a virtual event with Cindy Glovinsky as she guides us along a journey, set mainly during the Cold War, which celebrates music education, classical music, and the magical camp and school, located between two northern Michigan lakes, that is now known as the Interlochen Center for the Arts.
About the Book
In Music, Lakes, & Blue Corduroy, Cindy Glovinsky guides us along a journey, set mainly during the Cold War, which celebrates music education, classical music, and the magical camp and school, located between two northern Michigan lakes, that is now known as the Interlochen Center for the Arts. Music, Lakes, and Blue Corduroy is about a young girl’s Interlochen experiences from 1964 to 1966, when scholarships were generous and competition ruthless.
From her first fumbling encounters with the violin, through public school music programs and private lessons, the thrill of her first summer at the National Music Camp—performing with concert pianist and Cold War hero Van Cliburn while playing viola in the same youth orchestra that had entertained the Kennedys in 1962, her challenges and triumphs at the newly opened Arts Academy, and several life- changing returns to Interlochen as an alum and workshop participant, we travel with Cindy as her younger self speaks to us out of the past and gives us a play-by-play account of events. The result can best be described as a love story, in which the love is not for a single individual, but for a beloved institution, for lifelong friends, and for the spiritual riches of music.
About the Author
Cindy Glovinsky is the author of Music, Lakes & Blue Corduroy: A Memoir of Interlochen.
Her poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous literary magazines, and in her past career as a social worker, she published three non-fiction books with St. Martin’s Press. Born in Des
Moines, Iowa, she attended the National Music Camp and Interlochen Arts Academy from 1964 to 1966, and has degrees in music, English and social work from Oberlin College and the
University of Michigan. In addition, Ms. Glovinsky, who lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has played in the Flint, Toledo, and Ann Arbor Symphonies, sung in the University of Michigan Choral Union, attended the Bear River Writers’ Conference, and returned to Interlochen many times for reunions, concerts, and workshops. For more information, see cindyglovinsky.com.