News & Features

  1. The Beating Heart of Cuba

    Music is everywhere in Cuba. You hear it emanating from the densely packed apartment buildings, from the open-air restaurants and bars, from the never-ending stream of candy-colored vintage American cars that zip through the broad cosmopolitan boulevards of Havana and snake through the narrow cobblestone lanes of Trinidad.

  2. Jazz Students Travel to Cuba for Cultural Immersion Tour

    A group of jazz percussion students from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) will travel to Cuba over spring break (February 25 – March 4) for a week of study and performance with Cuban musicians and students, as well as an immersive exploration of Cuban culture and history. Funded by…

  3. Always Inspirational, Forever Valiant: A Bicentennial Appreciation for the Performing Arts at Michigan

    The University of Michigan Bicentennial marks 200 years of extraordinary research, education, and public service. According to U-M’s official history, the institution was founded as one “that stresses both the life of the mind and the life of practical achievement; that is both broadly accessible and devoted to educating the leaders of the future.” While…

  4. The New Entrepreneurs

    When graduate student Ashley Stanley (flute and chamber arts) arrived at Michigan in the fall of 2014, she recognized immediately that she was receiving a world-class education. “My playing ability was improving exponentially and I was getting the chance to work with serious colleagues with unbelievable talent,” she recalled recently. But Stanley also felt that…

  5. The University of Michigan Jazz Showcase, Featuring Special Guest Kendrick Scott (VIDEO)

    The Department of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation presents Jazz Showcase on Thursday, March 31st at The Ark!