UM-Flint Students Zach Smith, Alesha Akins and Jacob Yencer

Three UM-Flint Music Students Selected for Intercollegiate Band

Three UM-Flint students will be headed to Ames, Iowa  in February to be part of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA)  North Central Division Intercollegiate Band. 

Alesha Akins, flute;  Zach Smith, french horn; and Jacob Yencer, trumpet will be performing under the direction of Eugene Corporon, Director of Wind Studies at North Texas College. Corporon is regarded as one of the finest wind conductors in the country. 

Join us in congratulating the musical accomplishments of our own UM-Flint music students!

Photos of Maize and Blue Scholars Desmond Sheppard and Elena Sobrino

Two Outstanding Music Majors Are Maize and Blue Recipients

Elena Sobrino and Desmond Sheppard are the recipients of the Maize and Blue Distinguished Scholar Award, the highest academic award bestowed upon the graduates of the University of Michigan-Flint.  These awards will be presented at the commencement program on May 3, 2015.  Please join us in congratulating these outstanding students!

Photo of Music Department April 2015 Graduates

Congratulations Music Graduates!

Join us in congratulating our newest Music Graduates who will soon be teaching or performing near you!

(From Left) Emily Carter, Owen Ananich, Elena Sobrino, Miranda Mooney and Desmond Sheppard.

UM-Flint Music Student Elena Sobrino with Chancellor Borrego

Music Student Elena Sobrino an Angell Scholar

University of Michigan-Flint Music student Elena J. Sobrino was awarded the James  B. Angell Scholar designation, after seven semesters of all "A" grades.  Students who achieve an “A” record (all grades of A+, A, or A-) for two or more consecutive terms are recognized as James B. Angell Scholars. From the University of Michigan-Flint, 145 students were honored but only two students have been recognized for seven semesters of excellent grades.

“Having the opportunity to visit at lunch with Angell scholars Rebecca DeJonge and Elena Sobrino (both 7 term Angell Scholars) and their families was great. To hear them describe their experience working with faculty, traveling abroad to study, and of campus support for student achievement was such a powerful example of the Flint difference—small classes, excellent faculty, and student research opportunities,” said Chancellor Borrego.


The UM-Flint Chamber Singers photo

UM-Flint Chamber Singers Shine at Festival

On Sunday, March 22, our Chamber Singers were the shining stars at the annual Flint Festival of Choirs, hosted at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Grand Blanc. Choirs from the Flint area gather together for a weekend of rehearsals and a concert performance under the direction of a guest clinician. The Choirs perform individually and together in a mass choirs. The University of Michigan-Flint Choirs are invited to participate in the this significant community event of choral singing each year.