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  1. Monica and Eiki Isomura

    Alumni Spotlight – Eiki & Monica Isomura

    Monica (MM ’10 voice) and Eiki (DMA ’12 orchestral conducting, BMA ’04 music theory) Isomura met at SMTD.  They live in Houston where Eiki is the artistic director of Opera in the Heights and Monica has a successful private voice studio. Read more

  2. Adam Glaser conducting

    Spotlight on Alumni – Adam Glaser

    Every Halloween concert since 1997 has opened with Adam Glaser’s (MM ’98, MBA ’02) “March of the Little Goblins.” Learn more about the composer of this Ann Arbor favorite.

  3. UMSO students and Prof. Kenneth Kiesler playing onstage at Hill Auditorium

    University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra Performs New Edition of Appalachian Spring in Program of American Music

    The GRAMMY-winning University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra (USO) will unveil the new performing edition of Aaron Copland’s original ballet score of Appalachian Spring on October 20 at 8 p.m. EDT via livestream performance from Michigan’s famed Hill Auditorium. The performance will be conducted by its music director and GRAMMY nominee, Kenneth Kiesler, who has a…

  4. American Bandmasters Association names Prof. Erik Santos the winner of the 2020 Sousa-ABA-Ostwald Award

    Erik Santos, professor of composition and performing arts technology, was named the winner of the 2020 American Bandmasters Association Sousa-ABA-Ostwald Award for his composition The Seer. Commissioned and conducted by Professor Michael Haithcock for the Symphony Band and tenor soloist Professor Scott Piper, the work received its world premiere at Hill Auditorium on March 15,…

  5. U-M Arts Initiative Seeks Project Proposals, Stakeholder Input *Updated Deadline 3/23*

    A new presidential Arts Initiative at the University of Michigan is seeking proposals from faculty, students and staff for pilot projects that will be funded as part of the launch of a two-year startup phase. Announced by President Mark Schlissel in October 2019, the Arts Initiative was established by a working group of leaders from…