Remembering Jim Toy
UMS, the University of Michigan, and the Ann Arbor community mourn the passing of a dear friend, Jim Toy. Jim was a trailblazer for LGBTQ+ rights locally and nationwide, co-founder of the…
10 Memorable Moments of 2021
As we reflect on the challenges and triumphs of 2021, we want to acknowledge all that you — our loyal audiences and supporters — have helped make possible.
Introducing Parable Path A2Ypsi
Complementing UMS’s performances of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower, Parable Path A2Ypsi is a series of gatherings, activities, and events related to the production beginning in January and running through March 2022.
UMS Connect: ‘Requiem’ feat. Kyle Abraham & Jlin
Learn how UMS’s upcoming presentation of Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth transforms Mozart’s Requiem through the collaborative work of choreographer Kyle Abraham and electronic music pioneer Jlin.
Meet the Soloists: ‘Messiah’ 2021/22
Meet the soloists for this year’s performance of Handel’s ‘Messiah’: Joélle Harvey, Meg Bragle, Nicholas Phan, and Dashon Burton.
UMS Connect: Takács Quartet with Julien Labro
In our two-part debut episode of UMS Connect, explore the upcoming program by the Takács Quartet and bandoneón virtuoso Julien Labro, which features world premieres and UMS co-commissioned works by composers Clarice Assad and Bryce Dessner.
U-M Course – Engaging Performance: Get Up Close and Behind the Scenes
Engaging Performance connects undergraduate students directly to the touring, world-class artists who perform music, theater, and dance on the U-M campus. Students will attend live performances, talk with the artists and arts administrators, and explore how the performing arts are an integral part of our lives and the world at large.
Introducing Ash Arder, Flint Artist in Residence
UMS is pleased to welcome Ash Arder as this season’s Flint Artist in Residence. Ash is a transdisciplinary artist whose research-based approach works to expose, deconstruct, or reconfigure ecological and industrial systems.
Congrats to UMCU on its National Arts + Business Partnership Award!
Presented annually by Americans for the Arts, an organization dedicated to advancing the arts nationally, the Arts + Business Partnership Awards recognize businesses of all sizes from around the country for exceptional mutually beneficial, innovative, and sustained collaborations with the arts.