The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance educates the artists, scholars, educators and entrepreneurs of the future. Students are prepared with expert skills, instilled with passionate enthusiasm, and emboldened to challenge and inspire the world through the power of the performing arts.
Four piano students will enjoy a rare opportunity to perform concerti with the Ann Arbor Symphony in a free concert, as part of the requirements for their degree.
SMTD has partnered with the Gershwin family to bring the music of George and Ira Gershwin to students, scholars, performers and audiences across campus and worldwide.
Works of Jehan Alain (1911-1940) recorded on the organs of the University of Michigan by students of James Kibbie in honor of the centennial of the composer’s birth
Postlude pour l’office de complies (1930)
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Graduate Student in Organ: Church Music
Mara Terwilliger graduated from the University of Michigan in December 2010 with a Masters in Church Music, after having received her Bachelors Degree in 2007 in Organ Performance. She has been the director of music at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Ann Arbor since 2006. Mara particularly enjoys learning about and playing organ music that has been composed based on the musical heritage of the Roman Catholic Church: Gregorian Chant. When she is not working at her church job or practicing the organ, Mara teaches piano students and finds time to read interesting books.
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