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UMMA Concert Series: 6 x 8


On April 2, 2011, 12pm - 4pm The University of Michigan Museum of Art featured six new eight-minute music dramas—with music by graduate composers David Biedenbender, Paul Dooley, Michael Thomas Foumai, Patrick Harlin, Donia Jarrar and Evan Ware, with libretti by MFA students Kate Middleton, Jessica Young, Samiya Bashir, Stephanie Douglas, Nawaaz Ahmed, and Leah Falk.  This project was a collaboration between the University of Michigan's Opera Workshop, Composition Department, Creative Writing Program, and the Museum of Art. The concert was directed by Professor Joshua Major.

past news

March 2017

Alumnus Michael-Thomas Foumai, MM '11, DMA '14, was named one of the 2017 Morton Gould Young Composer Award recipients by ASCAP.   03/30/2017

Dean Dworkin's statement on proposed elimination of NEA and NEH 03/16/2017

June 2016
January 2016
October 2013

Professor Bright Sheng is profiled in the Detroit News, in anticipation of the debut of his violin concerto, "Let Fly," to be performed by Gil Shaham with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Oct 4-6, 2013, conducted by Leonard Slatkin.    10/02/2013

September 2013

DMA composition student Patrick Harlin has been named the first-ever winner of the Hermitage Prize, awarded by the Aspen Music Festival and the Hermitage Artist Retreat.    09/04/2013

November 2011
November 2009
May 2009
Donia Jarrar's A Queen for Gaza (2011) with libretto by Kate Middleton
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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower