Interview: Emmanuel Pahud, flute
A star flutist only comes around once or twice in a generation — and it’s fair to say that this generation’s strongest candidate is the Swiss-born Emmanuel Pahud. We sat down with the Berlin Philharmonic principal flutist last year about his upcoming Ann Arbor recital.
Emmanuel Pahud performs in Ann Arbor on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.
Meet two artists performing in No Safety Net festival
Artists Becca Blackwell and Jennifer Kidwell chat with each other about their work and why they are excited to be part of No Safety Net.
Learn more about the No Safety Net theater festival, taking place in Ann Arbor January 16 – February 3.
Behind the Scenes: University of Michigan Students Perform with New York Philharmonic
As part of the UMS residency with New York Philharmonic, Jamie and Jessica, students from the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance, performed on stage with the orchestra at Hill Auditorium.
Go behind-the-scenes from audition to performance in this video.
Learn more about the 2017-18 season concerts and residency experience.
Behind the Scenes: Off The Grid
UMS and the New York Philharmonic went Off The Grid for two pop-up concerts with New York Philharmonic musicians and University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance students at Avalon and Fred’s in Ann Arbor on November 16, 2017.
Full New York Philharmonic concerts and residency information.
November 28: Giving Blueday 2017
One celebration. 24 hours. One generous match.
Give to inspire students of all ages.
Today is Giving Blueday, and we’re seeking to raise $100,000 to support creative learning experiences at UMS that connect students of all ages with innovative performing artists from around the globe.
For 24 hours, you can double the impact of your gift.
U-M alums, who support UMS, have made a generous commitment to match 1:1 all new gifts to support student experiences at UMS made online on Giving Blueday — not only new gifts from new donors, but also increased giving from those who already support UMS annually. And of course we welcome all gifts from loyal UMS supporters to help us reach our goal that day!
Join us and thousands across the University of Michigan community to support extraordinary student experiences at Michigan.
Your gift to UMS on Giving Blueday will support:
UMS 21st Century Artist Internships
Each summer, UMS offers paid summer internships that give undergraduate students real-world experience, working behind the scenes with professional artists and ensembles from around the world that UMS will present the following season. When students return to campus, they help welcome the visiting artists to Ann Arbor and host a variety of educational and community engagement activities for their peers on campus.
In this video, 21st Century Intern Johnny Mathews shares his experience with Urban Bush Women in New York City, which UMS presents in January, 2018.
Discounted Student Tickets
College students account for 20% of the UMS audience. To ensure they have access to the best and most innovative artists from around the globe, UMS provides $12, and $20 student tickets to our mainstage performances — reflecting a 67% effective discount and over $420,000 in generous ticket subsidies.
Pictured: students at a January dance performance with Igor & Moreno that surprised and delighted audiences.
UMS Engaging Performance Course
A unique undergraduate class where students from across campus attend UMS mainstage performances, connect directly with visiting artists in class, and get to explore a variety of art forms and themes, often around relevant social issues. Rave reviews highlight how the class has opened students to new ideas and given them the opportunity to connect and collaborate with peers from a wide range of academic disciplines.
UMS School Day Performances and In-School Workshops
Each season, thousands of young students from across Southeast Michigan have access to extraordinary learning experiences that inspire and motivate. They bring a contagious and joyful enthusiasm to UMS School Day Performances and participate in free pre- and post-show workshops back at school, where they have the chance to explore an artist’s work in more depth and try similar creations — all connected to what they’re learning in class.
Be a Victor for the Arts at UMS.
And give the gift of uncommon and engaging learning experiences. Join us for Giving Blueday.
Interview: Handstands with Bassem Youssef, political satirist
Grace Bydalek, UMS 21st Century Artist Intern, spent the summer in New York City as an intern with creative producers Pomegranite Arts. Grace interviewed Bassem Youssef, the political satirist exiled from Egypt, while doing handstands.
Bassem Youssef is at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor on November 6, 2017.
K-12 Talk Out: Students on Ragamala Dance
After each UMS K-12 School Day Performance, students get the chance to reflect on the stage. Hear what students had to say after seeing Ragamala Dance on October 20, 2017.
K-12 Students, Teachers, Artists Come Together for Special Residency
Last year, we worked with 400+ students and teachers during a residency with Ping Chong + Company. What happened may brighten your day.
UMS hosted Ping Chong + Company for an extended artistic residency during the 2017-18 performance season. This residency involved a diverse population ranging from public events, University groups, and seven high schools from throughout southeast Michigan.