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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 5:30 PM // Hill Auditorium

UMS 101: Jake Shimabukuro & the Ukulele

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Curious about UMS performances, but haven’t taken the plunge? Want to learn more about an unfamiliar artist or genre?

The ukulele is an incredibly popular instrument that can often be too quickly pigeonholed or limited to a specific genre of music. The class will explore the use of the ukulele as an instrument for a variety of music genres, including everything from traditional Hawaiian music all the way to rock, jazz, and pop. Participants will rethink the way a ukulele can be used in today’s music scene and end the night with a live performance from one of the most exceptional and innovative uke players in the history of the instrument.

UMS and Ann Arbor Public Schools Community Education & Recreation (“Rec & Ed”) are offering pre-performance classes created especially for first-time UMS attendees, curious audience members, or anyone who simply enjoys attending performances with a group.

Participants can register for the workshop along with a performance ticket, or for the workshop only. Class sessions will take place in the performance venue or at a nearby (walkable) location. (Sorry, no ticket exchanges or refunds for previously purchased tickets.)

To participate in UMS 101, you must register through the Rec & Ed website and pay the registration fee ($15 for workshop only, or $49 for workshop plus a ticket to the performance).

This event is a collaboration between UMS and Ann Arbor Public Schools Community Education & Recreation (“Rec & Ed”). 

Each UMS 101 class will be facilitated by a dance, jazz, or classical music expert and feature conversation, interactive exercises, and mini-lectures that will help you better understand the genre and have a more enjoyable UMS performance experience. The classes will bring you together with other audience members who are curious about the performing arts and want to learn more.

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11/7/18 5:30 PM
Hill Auditorium

UMS 101: Jake Shimabukuro & the Ukulele

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Curious about UMS performances, but haven’t taken the plunge? Want to learn more about an unfamiliar artist or genre?

The ukulele is an incredibly popular instrument that can often be too quickly pigeonholed or limited to a specific genre of music. The class will explore the use of the ukulele as an instrument for a variety of music genres, including everything from traditional Hawaiian music all the way to rock, jazz, and pop. Participants will rethink the way a ukulele can be used in today’s music scene and end the night with a live performance from one of the most exceptional and innovative uke players in the history of the instrument.

UMS and Ann Arbor Public Schools Community Education & Recreation (“Rec & Ed”) are offering pre-performance classes created especially for first-time UMS attendees, curious audience members, or anyone who simply enjoys attending performances with a group.

Participants can register for the workshop along with a performance ticket, or for the workshop only. Class sessions will take place in the performance venue or at a nearby (walkable) location. (Sorry, no ticket exchanges or refunds for previously purchased tickets.)

To participate in UMS 101, you must register through the Rec & Ed website and pay the registration fee ($15 for workshop only, or $49 for workshop plus a ticket to the performance).

This event is a collaboration between UMS and Ann Arbor Public Schools Community Education & Recreation (“Rec & Ed”). 

Each UMS 101 class will be facilitated by a dance, jazz, or classical music expert and feature conversation, interactive exercises, and mini-lectures that will help you better understand the genre and have a more enjoyable UMS performance experience. The classes will bring you together with other audience members who are curious about the performing arts and want to learn more.

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