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Anatomy of Sound Wellness Conference

Returning in-person for its 20th season, the Anatomy of Sound Wellness Conference returns in person to the campus of the University of Michigan! Join us for a transformative program, designed to focus on music, music business, and entrepreneurship. Collaborate with a one of a kind staff to gain the skills necessary to keep you mindful of the body in music and everyday life.

Participants can expect the following from this year’s program:

  • Catered sessions that put the program on the map, including “The Anatomy of Sound”, “Letting Go To Joy”, “The Games We Play”, and more led by an incredible faculty.
  • “Can you have it all? Redefining Success in the Music World” presentation put on by special guest Sarah Whithey.
  • Witnessing the live cutting of a flute headjoint with representatives from Haynes ® Flutes.
  • Rehearsal / performance opportunities
  • And much, much more!

In addition to Professor Porter, the workshop will feature special guest Sarah Whitney (violinist / musician’s coach), who will feature her expertise in a session entitled “The Productive Musician”, focusing on the merging of musicianship and entrepreneurship.

This year’s program will also feature a stunning list of guest artists and faculty returning to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Anatomy of Sound. Those who will be attending include:

  • Jeanne Baxtresser, Bonita Boyd, Leone Buyse, Valerie Coleman, Marianne Gedigian, Vivana Guzman, Christina Jennings, Trudy Kane, Thomas Robertello, Paula Robison, Ali Ryerson, Carol Wincenc, and more!

Interested in this year’s program? See below for a sample schedule for “Anatomy of Sound” 2022. We can’t wait to have you join us this summer for this fantastic program!

Program Dates: June 4 – June 7, 2022

Participation Levels & Tuition*

  • In-Person Performer Participant: $700
  • In-Person Non-Performer Participant: $575
  • Online Participant: $475

*Tuition for Anatomy of Sound covers all instructional classes, events and materials. Housing costs for those participating in the residential program are the responsibility of the participant.

Application Deadline: extended to May 20, 2022
Admissions Notification: Rolling: no later than May 22, 2022

*Submissions received after the priority deadline but before (or on) May  20, 2022, will be reviewed for consideration if openings remain.

AMY PORTER
Professor of Flute

Flutist Amy Porter has been a featured soloist with the American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, and with the Atlanta, Houston, Omaha, Delaware, Albany, Flint, Billings, Battle Creek, Arkansas, and Elgin Symphony Orchestras. She has twice appeared in recitals at the National Concert Hall in Taipei, as well as at Skidmore College’s Arthur Zankel Music Center. Her collaborators have included such distinguished conductors as Joanne Falletta, Nicholas McGegan, Ransom Wilson, David Alan Miller, Yoel Levi, Thomas Wilkins, José-Luis Gomez, Enrique Diemecke, David Amado, Anne Harrigan, and Christopher Confessore. She has given premieres of works by Michael Daugherty, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Joel Puckett, Christopher Caliendo, Katherine Hoover, and Frank Ticheli, among others.


Sarah Witney publicity photoSPECIAL GUEST – SARAH WHITNEY
Violinist & Success Coach for Musicians

Praised by The Washington Post for her “marvelous violin acrobatics,” Sarah is known for being a fierce trailblazer in the music world and recognized as a successful performer, speaker, artistic director and Success Coach for Musicians. Sarah is former founding member of the NYC-based string quintet SYBARITE5, the 1st string quintet to win the Concert Artist Guild Competition and whose last 3 albums have reached the top 10 on the Billboard Charts. She is also artistic director and founder of Beyond the Notes, an innovative concert series that breaks down the boundaries between the audience and the performers. As a Success Coach for Musicians, Sarah helps busy, professional musicians reach new career highs and create massive artistic fulfillment, joy and ease in their careers (without burning out). With her unique mix of mindset strategy and business savvy, she’s helped countless musicians call in the opportunities they want, bring large-scale projects to life, triple their income and ultimately get back to that inspiration place of choice, so success is truly on their own terms.

GUEST FACULTY
Laura Dwyer, Yoga Specialist
Dr. David Brown, M.D., University of Michigan
Dr. Brian Dunbar, Crane School of Music
Dr. Erika Boysen, UNC Greensboro
Dr. David Zopf, Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Michigan
Adam Workman, Founder – Flutistry Boston
Aiven O’Leary, General Manager – Wm. S. Haynes Co.


SCHEDULE – AOS-Wellness 20th Anniversary Conference (utd 5/11/22)

*A final schedule for the 2022 Anatomy of Sound Wellness Conference will be sent to participants in May 2022.


Anatomy of Sound 2022 is open to all instrumentalists!

Online & In-Person Non-Performers

  • No audition materials are required.

In-Person Performer Applicant Requirements

  • A brief bio paragraph for the program book. [No more than 100 words in length]
  • A video audition of two contrasting works or movements
  • A description of your musical activities or a link to your resume


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Updated 5/11/2022