June 18, 2021

University Musical Society

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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. 

  4. 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!”

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. March 26, 2018

    Campus briefs

    News from around the university.

  8. 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.

  9. January 8, 2018

    ‘Porgy and Bess’ symposium to tackle cultural appropriation

    The multi-day “Porgy and Bess” symposium will explore the issues of race, representation and cultural appropriation that surround this iconic 20th century American opera.

  10. January 24, 2017

    UMS names N.Y. Philharmonic’s Matthew VanBesien as new president

    Matthew VanBesien, president of the New York Philharmonic, will become president of the University Musical Society at U-M in July.