Meet the Artists
Joined UMS in 1998
Favorite UMS Performance: Falling Up and Getting Down season-opening community celebration at Ann Arbor Skatepark in 2016
Joined UMS in 1988-93, and then again in 1996
Favorite UMS Performance: Too many to count! But the ones that always rise to the top are: Jessye Norman singing Strauss’s Four Last Songs, Celibidache conducting Munich Phil in Bruckner, Mariss Jansons conducting Shostakovich 7, Benjamin Grosvenor recital last year, Complicite’s The Elephant Vanishes, Nederlands Dans Theatre, Ballet Prelkocaj Snow White… and so many more!
Sara joined UMS in 1988 while a student at U-M, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in English after a short-lived stint as an oboe performance major. Five years later, she moved to California, where she completed an MBA at Stanford with a focus on public management and worked for San Francisco Opera as a Financial Analyst.
Sara returned to Ann Arbor in 1996 to head up UMS’s Marketing & Communications department and now serves as Vice President, Marketing & Communications. She also teaches a class on DIY Marketing & Social Media at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.
Joined UMS in 2018
Favorite UMS Performance: Max Richter’s Vivaldi Recomposed with Daniel Hope and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra (November 2019)
Eric Woodhams has led transformative digital projects for performing arts organizations, including the Aspen Music Festival and School, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, and UMS. Eric graduated from Indiana University with degrees in music and arts administration before fusing his passions for the arts, technology, and marketing into his career. When not attending concerts at UMS or in Detroit, Eric loves introducing visitors to the beauty of the Motor City, working out with Peloton, and spending time with his rescue dog, Achilles.