Introducing the 2021/22 Season
It's time to start Looking Forward to live performances! Discover our 2021/22 Season Highlights.
From Ann Arbor Skatepark to the Tokyo Olympic Games
29 athletes with ties to the University of Michigan are competing at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, including one with a special connection to UMS!
Forward Fund Spotlight: Versell Smith, Jr.
Discover what inspires board member Versell Smith, Jr. to support the UMS Forward Fund, and how the arts have shaped his career beyond performance.
Unmasking the Arts Episode 1: Anthony McGill
Our partners at Princeton University Concerts have created a new six-part series, Unmasking the Arts, with host Helga Davis and special guests in conversation about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Episode…
Meet the 2021/22 Season 21st Century Artist Interns
Each year, UMS and the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance pair students with an internship working for a dance, theater, or music ensemble that UMS will present in…
Planning for a Safe Return (July Update)
UMS is joining two dozen arts organizations across Southeast Michigan in surveying audiences every other month for updated insights into what they expect when returning to venues for live performances. As of July 2021, here’s what we learned.
Meet UMS’s New Board Leadership
As part of our annual meeting in June, the Board of Directors elected new officers and members whose appointments begin on July 1. For the first time, UMS’s Board will be co-led…
LGBTQ+ Icons Past & Present at UMS
LGBTQ+ artists — and audiences — have been an integral part of our 143-year history. As we close our 2021 Digital Pride, enjoy a look back at past and present artists whose work and talents UMS has been especially proud to bring to Ann Arbor.
Staff Spotlight: Maddy Wildman and slapslap
Maddy Wildman, UMS’s University Programs Manager, is also a member of the Ann Arbor-based band slapslap. On Friday, July 2 at 7 pm, slapslap will perform at the Riverside Arts Center Parking Lot in Ypsilanti as a part of A2SF (Ann Arbor Summer Festival).
Staff Picks: Must-See Events in the 2021/22 Season
Want to know which 2021/22 season events UMS staff members are most excited about as we return to our venues? Meet some of our team and use their recommendations to help create…