Welcome To Music At UM-Flint!
Within a modern, regional campus, The Department of Music at the University of Michigan Flint offers students a smaller, personalized University of Michigan experience as they work toward earning their degree. For nearly 40 years, the experienced faculty have created an environment that fosters the very best of student talent and creativity. Students who graduate from the Music Program at UM-Flint go on to outstanding careers and experiences as performers, teachers, and artistic visionaries. At UM-Flint, you will make music as you begin to make a foundation for your future. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music ... MORE
Western Michigan Concert Tour for the Chamber Singers
Department of Music Vocal Faculty Dr. Gabriela Hristova said, "The University of Michigan-Flint Chamber Singers were excited to announce their West Michigan Concert Tour. The group presented a number of performances for High School and Community College students in the Grand Rapids, Lansing, Muskegon, Grand Haven, and Holland areas. We were excited to meet and make new friends and share our passion for singing and the choral arts." The UM-Flint Chamber Singers held Concerts in Western Michigan April 26, 27 and 28 in Dowagiac, Grand Haven and Lansing. It was their first cross Michigan tour.
UM-Flint's Genadi Zagor, Lecturer, Applied Piano, will be performing a recital at Michigan State University with Professor Richard Sherman, flute, on Thursday, April 5, at 7:30 pm at the Cook Recital Hall, Michigan State University in Lansing. The duo will perform works from the Bristish Isles, written for flute and piano. Admission is $10.
The UM-Flint Jazz Ensemble Students performed in Ann Arbor on March 26 with the well-known Paul Keller Orchestra (PKO), "one of Michigan's finest, oldest, most-respected and well-traveled jazz big bands." For 29-years, the PKO, has performed in Ann Arbor and currently appears every Monday night at the Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard on Ann Arbor's west side. Their repetoire includes works from the entire history of Jazz. The orchestra often encourages student musician groups to sit-in and play for the evening. In the photo above, UM-Flint's Jazz Ensemble takes the stage led by UM-Flint Jazz Faculty Brian DiBlassio. For more photos of the performance: select.
The UM-Flint Music Department is proud to have a new way to support students while also honoring the legacy of a local musician. The Donald Lorne Wyant Music Scholarship was established in memory of musician, entrepreneur, and Flint-native Don Wyant. The first recipient, Antonio Caballero, is a jazz pianist, trumpet player, and music education major in his junior year at UM-Flint.
“I am beyond thrilled to have this opportunity,” said Caballero. “There is no feeling like someone else believing in your dream enough to help you achieve it. I am more than grateful, and am more than honored, to be the first recipient of a scholarship that will have a lasting impact on many music students to come.”
UM-Flint Musicians Play in North Central Intercollegiate Band
Four members of the UM-Flint Department of Music participated in the College Band Directors National Association North Central Intercollegiate Band held at Western Michigan on February 22-24, 2018. Peter Conigliaro, Abigail Darnall, David McEachern, and Austin Trip joined 71 other collegiate musicians from 26 colleges and universities across the North Central division to form the 2018 Intercollegiate Band. The ensemble was conducted Dr. Jamie Nix, director of wind ensemble activities, professor of music, and The Hal J. Gibson Distinguished Chair in Conducting at Columbus State University's Schwob School of Music. Members were selected based on the recommendation of their collegiate band directors, and each student prepared excerpts of music for an on-site audition held on February 22 at WMU. Over twelve hours of intense rehearsal followed over three days with a final concert performed in WMU's Miller Auditorium. The Intercollegiate Band is formed every two years in conjunction with the Division conference.
UM-Flint Department of Music faculty Karen Salvador has just been voted as President-elect of the North Central Division of the National Association for Music Education. She will begin a 6- year term on NAfME's executive board (two years as President-elect, two years as President, and two years as Immediate Past President) this June. The North Central Division includes Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
Congratulations to Music Faculty Pat Prouty, the composer and musician of a musical selection included in the remake of Hollywood's "Overboard" movie, in theaters April, 2018. Prouty wears many hats in the Department of Music as a Lecturer, teaching Applied String Bass, as University Orchestra Conductor, and Jazz Combo director. For additional information about the film go to: http://m.imdb.com/title/tt1563742/?ref=m_nv_sr_2
UM-Flint Water Crisis Remembered in Song
Composer Andrea Ramsey conducted the UM-Flint Choir Invitational singers in the premiere of her new composition called "But A Flint Has Fire" a choral work dedicated to and about the continuing Flint Water Crisis. This video is from the concert in November 2017.
Kisma Jordan, UM-Flint Music Vocal Lecturer will be continuing her Detroit work in Opera fusion thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Knight Foundation. Jordan's been fusing opera and music of different genres for years and lately has focused on Soul (Detroits contribution to Music) and Opera. The funds will allow Jordan to create a world-class concert experience that seamlessly fuses operatic vocals with various music styles in order to expand the scope of and audience for classical voice performances. Congratulate Ms. Jordan on her project, funding and find time to see her work. You will not be disappointed.