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Announcing the 2023 DTE Energy Foundation Educator of the Year

UMS and the DTE Energy Foundation closed out 2023 with a surprise visit to Skyline High School, awarding teacher and vocal music director Lindsay CieChanski with the DTE Energy Foundation Educator of the Year Award.


Memorable Moments of 2023

What a year of unforgettable memories! From our No Safety Net 3.0 Festival to our Arts & Resistance theme semester events at U-M, we thank you for joining us in 2023. Enjoy…


UMS’s 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

UMS gift certificates or tickets to UMS performances create unforgettable experiences for you or anyone on your holiday list! Check out our recommendations for a new year of performances to remember:  …


5 Pivotal Scenes from ‘The Godfather’

The Godfather is widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, and full of memorable scenes that showcase the brilliant acting, writing, directing, and cinematography of the movie.


Donor Spotlight: Neil Hawkins and his Love of ‘The Godfather’

Neil Hawkins is a film buff, longtime supporter of UMS, and enthusiastic sponsor of The Godfather Live. We sat down with Neil to discuss his interest in the film and why he thinks it’s one of the great movies of all time.


The Maestro at Michigan: Remembering Leonard Bernstein in Ann Arbor

Actor and director Bradley Cooper spent six years preparing for his role as a musical legend in his much-anticipated film, Maestro. Learn how Cooper immersed himself in the life of Leonard Bernstein, and explore Bernstein’s cherished conducting history at UMS.​


November Lookback: Activating the Arts Across Campus and in the Community

UMS’s mission is to connect audiences with artists in uncommon and engaging experiences, and this month’s events on and off campus have been particularly impactful! Enjoy a look back on a fantastic November with DakhaBrakha, the Akropolis Reed Quintet, and The Javaad Alipoor Company.


Meet the Soloists: ‘Messiah’ 2023

Meet the four amazing soloists joining us for this year’s Messiah performances on December 2 and 3.


Why Nino Rota’s Score for ‘The Godfather’ is So Memorable

From the opening “Godfather waltz” to its iconic love theme, the music of The Godfather is one of the most beloved soundtracks in film history.

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