Music, Lakes, and Blue Corduroy: A Memoir of Interlochen traces the development of a young musician during the Cold War era, complete with the emotional issues faced by a gifted adolescent musician. This is a book for anyone who would like to know what it feels like to play in a symphony; to survive bouts of performance anxiety, a tyrannical genius conductor, and a ruthlessly competitive “challenge” system for orchestra chairs; to develop lifelong friendships and a love of Michigan lakes; and to fall under the spell of a magical place that continues to affect one’s life story long after one has moved on.
About the Author
Music, Lakes, and Blue Corduroy: A Memoir of Interlochen is Cindy Glovinsky's fourth published book. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, she attended Interlochen, summer and winter, from 1962-1964, and has degrees in music, English, and social work from Oberlin College and the University of Michigan. In addition, Ms. Glovinski 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.