The University of Michigan - Flint’s active schedule of concerts and recitals contributes to the educational and cultural offerings of the University of Michigan-Flint and the greater Flint community.   Students have the opportunity to perform as soloists as well as in a variety of ensembles.

 

Wind Symphony

The Wind Symphony performs 2-3 programs per semester focused around a central idea or theme, and is dedicated to performing quality wind literature at a high level.  For students with previous experience in playing either wind or percussion instruments, this ensemble is comprised of both music majors and students from other disciplines across campus. Contact Christopher Heidenreich, heidenr@umflint.edu, 810- 424-5315

University Chorale

The University Chorale is open to all University students without audition. Chorale students receive historical, theoretical and stylistic instruction of choral literature from all time periods and share their art and the joy of music with the University and Flint community. Contact Gabriela Hristova, ghristov@umich.edu, 810-762-3375

Chamber Singers

The Chamber Singers are a select ensemble open to all students through audition. The ensemble maintains an active performance schedule and sings choral literature from the Renaissance to 21 century, including contemporary popular music, jazz, and folk music. The Chamber Singers have a history of touring both nationally and internationally, and performing at choral conventions and festivals. Contact Gabriela Hristova, ghristov@umich.edu, 810-762-3375

University Orchestra

Through rehearsal and performance, University Orchestra explores the masterworks of the orchestral tradition in Western art music from the 18th century to the present.  This ensemble is open to all students across campus with previous experience in string, wind or percussion instruments, regardless of major.  Contact Patrick Prouty, prouty@umflint.edu, 810-762-3377

Jazz Ensemble

The Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo are open to all students on campus who have previous experience in playing a wind or rhythm-section instrument (piano, drums, bass or guitar). The groups performs tunes that draw from a wide range of jazz styles and periods.  Improvisational techniques are emphasized and studied in class.   Contact Brian DiBlassio, briandb@umflint.edu, 810-762-0784

 

Photo of Jazz Combo Musicians.

Jazz Combo

The Jazz Combo is open to all students through audition. This group surveys classic and modern small-group jazz and focuses on performance, arranging, improvisation and jazz theory.  The Jazz Combo  is often invited to perform for various University functions as well as community events.   Contact Brian DiBlassio, briandb@umflint.edu, 810-762-0784

The Steelheads

Steel Drum players and percussionists make up this group of Music Majors and non-majors. They have headlined an international jazz conference at the Paris Conservatory and been leading performers in many festivals including the Detroit Jazz Festival. Interested students should contact Jim Coviak, coviak@umflint.edu or call the Department of Music at 810-762-3377.

Photo of two ensemble trumpet players.

Other Ensembles

The University of Michigan - Flint provides a wealth of opportunities for musicians to enhance their education and performing skills through smaller ensembles, including:  Brass and Woodwind Chamber Ensembles, Chamber Strings, Opera Workshop and Percussion Ensemble.