Welcome To Music At UM-Flint!

Within a modern, regional campus, The Department of Music at the University of Michigan Flint offers students a smaller, personalized University of Michigan experience as they work toward earning their degree.   For nearly 40 years, the experienced faculty have created an environment that fosters the very best of student talent and creativity.  Students who graduate from the Music Program at UM-Flint go on to outstanding careers and experiences as performers, teachers, and artistic visionaries.  At UM-Flint, you will make music as you begin to make a foundation for your future.  Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music ... MORE


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Western Michigan Concert Tour for the Chamber Singers

Department of Music Vocal Faculty Dr. Gabriela Hristova said, "The University of Michigan-Flint Chamber Singers are excited to announce their West Michigan Concert Tour.  The group will present a number of performances for High School and Community College students in the Grand Rapids, Lansing, Muskegon, Grand Haven, and Holland areas. We are excited to meet and make new friends and share our passion for singing and the choral arts."
Make plans to attend one of the UM-Flint Chamber Singers Concerts in Western Michigan in late April. Concerts: April 26 at 6:30 pm at Southwestern Michigan College Theater, Dowagiac; April 27 at 7:00 pm at St. John's Episcopal Church. Grand Haven; and April 28 at 12:00 pm at Lansing Community College Dart Auditorium, Lansing.  Concerts are free to the public. Look for a location near you. 

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First Recipient of the Wyant Scholarship

The UM-Flint Music Department is proud to have a new way to support students while also honoring the legacy of a local musician. The Donald Lorne Wyant Music Scholarship was established in memory of musician, entrepreneur, and Flint-native Don Wyant. The first recipient, Antonio Caballero, is a jazz pianist, trumpet player, and music education major in his junior year at UM-Flint.

“I am beyond thrilled to have this opportunity,” said Caballero. “There is no feeling like someone else believing in your dream enough to help you achieve it. I am more than grateful, and am more than honored, to be the first recipient of a scholarship that will have a lasting impact on many music students to come.”

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UM-Flint Musicians Play in North Central Intercollegiate Band

Four members of the UM-Flint Department of Music participated in the College Band Directors National Association North Central Intercollegiate Band held at Western Michigan on February 22-24, 2018. Peter Conigliaro, Abigail Darnall, David McEachern, and Austin Trip joined 71 other collegiate musicians from 26 colleges and universities across the North Central division to form the 2018 Intercollegiate Band. The ensemble was conducted Dr. Jamie Nix, director of wind ensemble activities, professor of music, and The Hal J. Gibson Distinguished Chair in Conducting at Columbus State University's Schwob School of Music. Members were selected based on the recommendation of their collegiate band directors, and each student prepared excerpts of music for an on-site audition held on February 22 at WMU. Over twelve hours of intense rehearsal followed over three days with a final concert performed in WMU's Miller Auditorium. The Intercollegiate Band is formed every two years in conjunction with the Division conference. 

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Faculty Karen Salvador Voted President-Elect of NAfME North Central

UM-Flint Department of Music faculty Karen Salvador has just been voted as President-elect of the North Central Division of the National Association for Music Education. She will begin a 6- year term on NAfME's executive board (two years as President-elect, two years as President, and two years as Immediate Past President) this June. The North Central Division includes Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. 

Faculty Pat Prouty Photo conducting the Orchestra

Faculty Pat Prouty's Music Sails Into Hollywood Movie

Congratulations to Music Faculty Pat Prouty, the composer and musician of a musical selection included in the remake of Hollywood's "Overboard" movie,  in theaters April, 2018.  Prouty wears many hats in the Department of Music as a Lecturer, teaching Applied String Bass, as University Orchestra Conductor, and Jazz Combo director.  For additional information about the film go to: http://m.imdb.com/title/tt1563742/?ref=m_nv_sr_2

UM-Flint Water Crisis Remembered in Song

Composer Andrea Ramsey conducted the UM-Flint Choir Invitational singers in the premiere of her new composition called "But A Flint Has Fire" a choral work dedicated to and about the continuing Flint Water Crisis. This video is from the concert in November 2017. 

Faculty Pat Prouty Guest DJ's on WEMU

Faculty Pat Prouty Guest DJ's on WEMU

Pat Prouty, Department of Music Leo faculty, spent the afternoon on WEMU public radio as a guest DJ over the Thanksgiving weekend. You can hear Pat's time on the air and read about his experiences at WEMU, 89.1 FM by selecting here.


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Kisma Jordan, Vocal Lecturer, Receives $50,000 Grant for OperaSoul

Kisma Jordan, UM-Flint Music Vocal Lecturer will be continuing her Detroit work in Opera fusion thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Knight Foundation. Jordan's been fusing opera and music of different genres for years and lately has focused on Soul (Detroits contribution to Music)  and Opera. The funds will allow Jordan to create a world-class concert experience that seamlessly fuses operatic vocals with various music styles in order to expand the scope of and audience for classical voice performances. Congratulate Ms. Jordan on her project, funding and find time to see her work. You will not be disappointed.