University Musical Society
April 7, 2023
UMS teams with Ypsilanti in arts partnership at Freighthouse
The University Musical Society and city of Ypsilanti have announced a new, two-year partnership that will result in arts programming for Ypsilanti residents, families and schoolchildren.
January 23, 2023
Exhibit features harvested trash in store of single-use plastic
The Plastic Bag Store, a public art installation and immersive film experience at U-M through Feb. 5, highlights the enduring effects of single-use plastics by filling an entire grocery with items made out of plastic trash.
June 9, 2021
Arts Initiative announces demonstration projects launching this fall
U-M’s Arts Initiative continues to move forward exploring new models for students, faculty and staff to work within the arts with new demonstration projects set to launch this fall.
April 2, 2021
Arts Initiative launches collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma, regional artists
The U-M Arts Initiative, in partnership with the University Musical Society, has launched a residency with performing artist Yo-Yo Ma that is part of a new regional collaborative project.
September 28, 2020
UMS announces digital residencies, six projects over next year
The University Musical Society at U-M has announced its full cohort of Digital Artist Residency artists, each of whom will explore timely themes through an array of new creative projects being developed specifically for the digital frame.
January 20, 2020
Longtime UMS staffer fulfills lifelong ‘Jeopardy!’ dream
When Lisa Murray received the phone call from Sony Pictures Studios in September, she thought it was either spam or a prank. It wasn’t. A month later she was in Los Angeles, competing on “Jeopardy!”
February 28, 2019
Musician Yo-Yo Ma reflects on the impact of life’s variations
Life, like music, is based on themes and variations, experiences and experiments that shape who we are and who we’ll become, cellist Yo-Yo Ma told a Hill Auditorium audience during a two-day visit to U-M and UM-Flint.
January 14, 2019
‘Past Tense’ performance to explore justice and violence
“Past Tense” will use poetry, videos and music to serve as a meditation and response to violence against African Americans at the hands of law enforcement and others in authority.
March 26, 2018
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January 8, 2018
No Safety Net talk to examine social justice and theater
Poet and playwright Claudia Rankine and dramaturg and producer P. Carl will discuss the relationship between theater and social justice, as well as how theater-making is an act of citizenship.