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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.
Bridging Musical Languages with Tarek Yamani & Spektral Quartet
Sammy Sussman interviews Tarek Yamani and members of the Spektral Quartet in advance of their digital world premiere collaboration.
In Conversation with Tunde Olaniran
UMS 21st Century Intern Catherine Moore recently sat down with Tunde to talk about his UMS Live Session, upcoming projects, and collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma.
Want to engage with artists and activists next semester?
As theaters and venues close worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic, artists and presenters are developing innovative ways to inspire and challenge audiences. In collaboration with U-M arts presenter, the University Musical...
Corporate Spotlight: Masco Corporation, Lauren Plawecki
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.
Ken Fischer’s New Book: ‘Everybody In, Nobody Out’
We sat down with UMS President Emeritus Ken Fischer to talk about his forthcoming book Everybody In, Nobody Out (University of Michigan Press).
Exciting New Additions to the 2020/21 Season
While some of UMS's live events that we announced in late April won’t take place as we originally planned, we are pleased to announce new programs that will provide unique opportunities, both in-person and in the digital space.
Meet Tunde Olaniran, 2019/20 UMS Research Residency Artist
UMS is pleased to announce Michigan-based musician Tunde Olaniran as this season’s Education and Community Engagement Research Residency Artist.
Faculty Spotlight: Theatre and Incarceration
SMTD Associate Professor and Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) Director Ashley Lucas explains the incorporation of Us/Them in her curriculum.
FRAME-ing Performance
This is not an artistic undertaking for the faint of heart.
Challenging Times Require Challenging Art
In an increasingly polarized world, it’s tempting to take complicated issues and turn them into reductive problems that lack both substance and nuance. But as the American actress and playwright Lisa Kron has said, “If there’s only one point of view, there’s no drama. Drama only occurs when people come up against situations outside of themselves and are changed by them.”
Teaching the N-Word
In conjunction with No Safety Net Series: Underground Railroad Game, Emily Bernard explains her experience with the N-word -- its use, its history, and its meaning for African-American culture.
Student Spotlight: Casey Voss with the New York Philharmonic and the NYU Music Experience Design Lab
U-M student Casey Voss spent his summer with the New York Philharmonic as a part of out 21st Century Artist Internship Program.
Interview: Tiffany Ng, University of Michigan Carillonist
University carillonist and assistant professor Tiffany Ng give UMS her unique perspective about the upcoming China NCPA Orchestra performance.