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Spring Orchestra Concert of Works by Student Composers


This spring, the University Symphony Orchestra dedicated a concert to only works of current UM composers as they have for several years. The program included works by Subaram Raman, Evan Ware, William Pertz, Roger Zare, Ching-Mei Lin and Ashton Thatcher. The performance was a great success and highly attended.

For the masters and doctoral students, getting to hear their orchestral works and work with musicians on the pieces is a unique opportunity as Roger Zare stated, “It was an incredible learning experience, not just through hearing our orchestrations translated into real sound, but also through the back and forth interactions between us and the conductor and the musicians in the orchestra.” Student Lin also commented that, “The luxurious experience of working with USO is definitely one of the highlights during my studies at Michigan.”

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
Student composers: (from left to right) Subaram Raman, Evan Ware, Ching-Mei Lin, Ashton Thatcher, William Pertz, Roger Zare
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