Traveling Workshop – Interlochen, MI

February 22nd, 2013
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Interlochen, MI: August 18 – 23, 2013

Interlochen College of Creative Arts and Interlochen Public Radio are hosting a week-long Transom Traveling Workshop on audio storytelling. Ten beginning-level students will get five days of intensive training on the beautiful campus of the Interlochen Center for the Arts in northwest lower Michigan.

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Class and Cost

Early Registration: $675 before April 1, 2013 or Regular Registration: $700 after April 1, 2013

Tuition includes:

  • Training by Rob Rosenthal, lead instructor for the Transom Story Workshop with teaching assistance from Peter Payette, news director of Interlochen Public Radio
  • a copy of Hindenburg Journalist editing software
  • access to field recording gear

Participants need to bring a laptop computer.

Additional costs include housing, food and transportation to and from the workshop as well as transportation during the workshop for fieldwork.

Workshop participants will be immersed for a week in field recording, interviewing, digital editing, script writing, and narration. By the end of the week, each participant will produce, from scratch, a four-minute profile of a creative resident of northern Michigan. Interlochen Public Radio will consider the piece for broadcast.

Find more details about the Workshop here.

The Selection Process

Enrollment is limited to 10 participants who will be registered on a first-come, first served basis. Full tuition payment is required, to be submitted with the completed registration.

Rob Rosenthal, Lead Instructor

Rob Rosenthal is a radio teacher and producer. For eleven years he ran the internationally renowned Salt Institute for Documentary Studies radio program. Now he’s lead instructor of the Transom Story Workshop. He has presented training sessions for National Geographic, the National Press Photographers Association, Third Coast Festival, and in college programs. Rob produces the HowSound podcast on audio storytelling for PRX (Public Radio Exchange). He specializes in local stories for local audiences, content that connects people to place, such as his Malaga Island: A Story Best Left Untold and the audio tour Deep Woods and River Roads. Rob also works internationally. Two of his recent multi-media pieces are Justice Denied and Rights Not Rescue.

Peter Payette, Assistant Instructor

As news director for Interlochen Public Radio, Peter Payette serves as editor for the other staff and hosts Interlochen Public Radio call-in program including Points North. He also anchors national news magazines, reports from the field, announces the weather and assumes other responsibilities as needed. Peter is passionate about the medium of radio and hopes to offer an indispensable service for the region.


Find more details about the Workshop here. Or contact Rob Rosenthal with your workshop questions: rob [at] transom [dot] org.

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