News & Features

  1. Belle Isle and Beyond

    Last year, during an impromptu workshop on campus to visiting middle schoolers from Detroit Public Schools, Sara Adlerstein Gonzalez noticed something concerning.

  2. Simply the Best

    When Nkeki Obi-Melekwe (MT ’18) was a young girl growing up in the Bronx, she remembers many of Tina Turner’s songs playing in the background of her Saturday and Sunday mornings. By the time Obi-Melekwe heard those hits coming from her father’s stereo, some of them would be more than 40 years old—which is why…

  3. Kind of Blue — LLama

    The Blue LLama Jazz Club is Ann Arbor’s newest venue for live jazz performances and jazz-inspired cuisine—frequently featuring faculty, students, and alumni of the Department of Jazz & Contemporary Improvisation. The jazz scene in and around Ann Arbor has always been lively. On any night of the week, several local venues and restaurants—including Canterbury House,…

  4. The Washington Chorus announces Prof. Eugene Rogers as fifth artistic director

    One of the most acclaimed next-generation conductors and musical thought leaders working today, Dr. Eugene Rogers – Director of Choirs at the University of Michigan and Founding Director of Exigence Vocal Ensemble –succeeds Christopher Bell starting summer of 2020 as artistic director of The Washington Chorus – DC’s only two time Grammy Award-winning choral ensemble….

  5. Piano DMA student awarded the Grand Prix of the Sicily International Piano Competition

    The Department of Piano’s Ji-Hyang Gwak, a DMA student in performance studying under Professor Christopher Harding, was awarded the Grand Prix of the 2nd Sicily International Piano Competition, held in Catania, Sicily, in January 2020. The grand prize includes a series of five concerts in Italy over the course of the coming summer. Gwak performed…