1. Elisha Willinger, clarinet, Jillian Kouzel, oboe, Allison Nicotera, bassoon, Kathryn Marks, horn, and Jordan Smith, flute

    Argo Winds

    Argo Winds

    Argo Winds began rehearsing together in the Fall of 2019 as a reading group to help members prepare for their various preliminary exams as doctoral students at the University of Michigan. Since the start of the pandemic, the group has looked for other opportunities to perform and create music. Read more

  2. Converge Quartet -standing with their instruments in front of a sunset, left to right, Hanna Rumora, cello, Ryan McDonald, viola, Malhar Kute, violin, and Megan Rohrer, violin.

    Converge Quartet

    Converge Quartet

    The Converge Quartet is an Ann Arbor based string quartet dedicated to studying and performing works by University of Michigan student composers. Read more

  3. 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…

  4. Learning Beyond the Classroom: Community Engagement with SMTD’s PEERs Program

    The University of Michigan has long included public engagement in its educational mission, aiming to reinvest its resources in the communities it serves. Such engagement also contributes to the University’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) strategic plan by increasing awareness and access among underserved populations in the state of Michigan. At the same time, U-M students’ participation…

  5. Violinist Fabiola Kim to join SMTD Faculty in Fall 2020

    The 2020-21 academic year will bring the arrival of celebrated violinist and pedagogue Fabiola Kim to the Department of Strings faculty as an assistant professor of music (violin). “I am beyond excited and incredibly honored to join the SMTD family at the University of Michigan,” said Kim. “I look forward to working with the esteemed faculty and…