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UMS Staff Spotlight: Maddy Wildman and ‘slapslap’

Maddy Wildman joined UMS in 2019 as our University Programs Manager upon her graduation from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, where she majored in bassoon performance. She…


Classical Superstars Returning to UMS

In addition to the extraordinary artists making their Ann Arbor debuts in the new 23/24 season, UMS is thrilled to welcome back some of the most celebrated soloists and ensembles in the…


Classical Gems in the 23/24 Season

Each season, UMS’s Choral Union and Chamber Arts Series provide a balance of artists familiar to UMS audiences and new artists or works we are excited to introduce.


Favorite Moments from the Freighthouse

Revisit some of the most memorable moments from UMS’s debut residency at the Ypsilanti Freighthouse this past April.


Meet the 2023/24 Season 21st Century Artist Interns

Meet our new class of 21st Century Artist Interns and learn about the artists they’ll work with over the summer.


Celebrating Michael J. Kondziolka

Upon retirement from the University after 36 years at UMS, Michael’s lasting artistic impact will be celebrated throughout the communities of UMS, the University of Michigan, and Ann Arbor, as well as throughout the performing arts field at large.


UMS Connect: Christopher Rountree, Wild Up

Hear from Christopher Rountree, founder and artistic director of musical collective Wild Up, about the ensemble’s origins, its performance philosophy, and why they champion works by the late composer Julius Eastman.


Introducing the 23/24 Season

Dazzling debuts. International superstars. A focus on Arts & Resistance. Welcome to UMS’s 145th season.


Rediscovering Julius Eastman and his Minimalist Masterpiece

Learn more about composer Julius Eastman and his 1974 minimalist masterpiece Femenine, performed by Wild Up in the 2022/23 season.

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