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.
Melody Racine, senior associate dean for academic, faculty, and student affairs at SMTD will step in as interim dean of the school, effective Aug. 16.
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.
Rehearsal Time: Sundays, 11:00 AM -1:00 PM
Rehearsal Location: Stearns Building, Cady Room
The Michigan Youth Jazz Big Band provides students advanced experience in performing a variety of big band repertoire. Open to saxophone, trumpet, trombone and rhythm section (piano, guitar, bass, drum-set) musicians of high school ages. This ensemble is recommended for students who are generally in upper high school grades and have two to four years of jazz ensemble experience.
Periodically additional non-traditional jazz instruments will be needed on a case-by-case basis. Such as cello, flute, clarinet, violin, voice etc.
Students will have weekly rehearsals with U-M Jazz Faculty. They will have opportunity to perform alongside professional jazz musicians as well as in various venues across Southeast Michigan. Schedule will be posted in early summer.
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