November & December Digital Events
All of our digital presentations are free-of-charge to audiences everywhere, and we hope that you will share them with friends and family near and far. Please join us for these upcoming programs,…
Meet the 2020/21 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 its season. In the 2020/21 Season, they will be working directly with UMS staff and Digital Residency Artists.
‘WDWHI’ — A New Single by Tunde Olaniran
Releasing 11/13, WDWHI is the first of four singles from Tunde’s forthcoming full-length album to be released during their Digital Artist Residency with UMS.
Announcing the 2020 DTE Energy Foundation Educator of the Year
UMS and the DTE Energy Foundation are pleased to honor Thurston High School English teacher Rachel Bomphray as the 2020 DTE Energy Foundation Educator of the Year.
Joyce DiDonato Sings “This Land Is Your Land”
Joyce taps into the energy of early voter lines leading up to Election Day, framing Woody Guthrie’s classic folk song in conversation with Hamilton producer and University of Michigan alum Jeffrey Seller, plus students from the Poll Hero Project.
Donor Spotlight: Sava Farah
We talked with Sava Farah, SavCo’s Chief Executive Officer, and learned more about her history in Ann Arbor, fond memories with UMS, and discussed the harmonious relationship between arts presenters and the Ann Arbor restaurant scene.
Donor Spotlight: Braylon Edwards
One of UMS’s newest patrons and donors, Braylon Edwards was a prolific wide receiver for the Wolverines and retired from the NFL in 2014. We spoke to him about the parallels of excellence in human performance in both sports and in the arts.
Fall 2020 Digital Events
UMS has just announced new digital events through December, including Wynton Marsalis’ Sounds of Democracy and Messiah Mixtape!
Donor Spotlight: Masco Corporation
Masco Corporation just celebrated its 25th season of supporting UMS. We talked with Lauren Plawecki, Communications and Development Coordinator, to learn more about Masco’s history with UMS.