The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance educates the artists, scholars, educators and entrepreneurs of the future. Students are prepared with expert skills, instilled with passionate enthusiasm, and emboldened to challenge and inspire the world through the power of the performing arts.
A group of jazz percussion student will spend spring break in Cuba, for a week of study and performance with Cuban musicians and students, as well as an immersive exploration of Cuban culture and history.
SMTD has partnered with the Gershwin family to bring the music of George and Ira Gershwin to students, scholars, performers and audiences across campus and worldwide.
Musical Theatre Senior Showcase
3:00pm, Stearns Building, Cady Room
3/19/2017 @ 3:00 PM
Jazz vocalist Sunny Wilkinson and pianist Ellen Rowe work with U-M jazz vocalists and their accompanists. A well-respected vocal teacher, Sunny Wilkinson is also a versatile jazz singer with a wide range. She started out singing in church choirs, and went to Arizona State University on a choral scholarship, playing trombone and singing with a pop/jazz group on weekends. She discovered jazz during that era and has since sung with the Count Basie Orchestra (as a guest), Rob McConnell’s Boss Brass, Bill Watrous, Marvin Stamm and, most often, with her own small combos. Wilkinson has also worked in the studios, as a background singer, as an educator and has recorded sets for California Breeze and Positive Music in the late ‘80s as a leader. Free - no tickets required
5:00pm, Walgreen Drama Center, Stamps Auditorium
PROGRAM: Beethoven - Piano Trio in D Major, op. 70, no. 1”Ghost”; Brahms - Sonata for Piano and Cello no. 1 in E Minor, op. 38; Shostakovich - Piano Trio no. 1 in C Minor, op. 8. Free - no tickets required
5:00pm, Earl V. Moore Building, McIntosh Theatre
PROGRAM: Bach - Partita no. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002; Saint-Saëns - Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso; Stravinsky - Suite ITalienne for Violin and Piano. Free - no tickets required
7:00pm, Earl V. Moore Building, Britton Recital Hall
"Voices Within: The Music of Evan Chambers"
In a concert curated by Associate Professor of Saxophone Timothy McAllister, the Michigan Chamber Players present a composer portrait of Professor Evan Chambers, featuring instrumental chamber works influenced by world music, traditional folk music, and song. Free - no tickets required
8:00pm, Earl V. Moore Building, McIntosh Theatre
PROGRAM: Mozart - Horn Concerto no. 2; Bissill - Song of a New World, for Horn and Piano; Ernste - Nisi, for Horn and live electronics; Unsworth - Eleanor’s Here. Free - no tickets required
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