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  1. Expanding Musical Horizons: Inaugural Malm Performance Series Features and Celebrates Instruments in the Stearns Collection

    It’s not every day that an opportunity arises to attend concerts that take the audience on a sonic journey through time and space, featuring not only music from another era or a distant locale, but instruments that span centuries and continents. On Wednesday, February 23, and Thursday, February 24, the School of Music, Theatre &…

  2. Leo Sarkisian’s Music Time in Africa

    In September 2014, two University of Michigan professors received a phone call that would set them on a race to save more than a half-century of African music. Heather Maxwell, a U-M alumna and current host of the Voice of America’s “Music Time in Africa” program, had phoned to tell them that the tapes, scripts…

  3. Hands-On Experience with the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments

    Deep in the heart of U-M’s North Campus Research Complex (NCRC), the students of Musicology 406/506, “Musical Instruments of the World,” are hard at work. After weeks of classroom lectures, they are excited to gain hands-on experience with SMTD’s Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments. The workroom is a flurry of activity as students pick pieces…