The University of Michigan - Flint’s active schedule of concerts and recitals contributes to the educational and cultural offerings of the University of Michigan-Flint and the greater Flint community.   Students have the opportunity to perform as soloists as well as in a variety of ensembles.

 

Wind Symphony

The Wind Symphony performs 2-3 programs per semester focused around a central idea or theme, and is dedicated to performing quality wind literature at a high level.  For students with previous experience in playing either wind or percussion instruments, this ensemble is comprised of both music majors and students from other disciplines across campus. Contact Christopher Heidenreich, heidenr@umich.edu, 810- 424-5315

University Chorale

The University Chorale is open to all University students without audition. Chorale students receive historical, theoretical and stylistic instruction of choral literature from all time periods and share their art and the joy of music with the University and Flint community. Contact Gabriela Hristova, ghristov@umich.edu, 810-762-3375

Chamber Singers

The Chamber Singers are a select ensemble open to all students through audition. The ensemble maintains an active performance schedule and sings choral literature from the Renaissance to 21 century, including contemporary popular music, jazz, and folk music. The Chamber Singers have a history of touring both nationally and internationally, and performing at choral conventions and festivals. Contact Gabriela Hristova, ghristov@umich.edu, 810-762-3375

University Orchestra

Through rehearsal and performance, University Orchestra explores the masterworks of the orchestral tradition in Western art music from the 18th century to the present.  This ensemble is open to all students across campus with previous experience in string, wind or percussion instruments, regardless of major.  Contact Christopher Heidenreich, heidenr@umich.edu, 810- 424-5315.

Jazz Ensemble

The Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo are open to all students on campus who have previous experience in playing a wind or rhythm-section instrument (piano, drums, bass or guitar). The groups performs tunes that draw from a wide range of jazz styles and periods.  Improvisational techniques are emphasized and studied in class.   Contact Brian DiBlassio, briandb@umich.edu, 810-762-0784

 

Photo of members of the Winter 2019 Jazz Combo

Jazz Combo

The Jazz Combo is open to all students through audition. This group surveys classic and modern small-group jazz and focuses on performance, arranging, improvisation and jazz theory.  The Jazz Combo is often invited to perform for various University functions as well as community events.   Contact Brian DiBlassio, briandb@umich.edu, 810-762-0784

The Opera Workshop Ensemble

Opera Workshop & Outreach

Opera Workshop is a performing ensemble that provides singers with opportunities to develop their stage skills through preparation and performance of select roles from the operatic repertoire. Students in this ensemble perform opera scenes, full roles for main stage production, and participate in opera outreach programs. For more information, please contact Gabriela Hristova,  ghristov@umich.edu or call the Department of Music at 810-762-3377.

Photo of two ensemble trumpet players.

Other Ensembles

The University of Michigan - Flint provides a wealth of opportunities for musicians to enhance their education and performing skills through smaller ensembles, including:  Flute Ensemble, Chamber Strings, brass ensembles, and others.  Each semester, the chamber ensembles present a concert of repertoire unique to the respective ensembles. Please contact: Christopher Heidenreich for more information.