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University Musical Society (UMS)


UMS seeks to inspire individuals and enrich communities by connecting audiences and artists in uncommon and engaging experiences. Over its 135 years, strong leadership coupled with a devoted community have placed UMS in a league of internationally recognized performing arts series. Today, the UMS seasonal program is a reflection of a thoughtful respect for this rich and varied history, balanced by a commitment to dynamic and creative visions of where the performing arts will take us in the years ahead. Since 1880, UMS has expanded greatly and now presents the very best from the full spectrum of the performing arts: internationally renowned recitalists and orchestras, dance and chamber ensembles, jazz and world music performers, and opera and theatre. Through educational endeavors, commissioning of new work, youth programs, artist residencies and other collaborative projects, UMS has maintained its reputation for quality, artistic distinction and innovation. UMS now hosts over 80 performances and more than 150 educational events each season in up to nine different venues in Ann Arbor.

Contact Information

Ken Fischer

Burton Memorial Tower
881 North University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1011

Phone: 734-647-1174
E-mail: kenfisch@umich.edu

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Sponsoring Service Unit(s)

Office of the President

Sponsoring Department(s)

affiliated with the University of Michigan with a recognized reporting relationship with the Office of the President., UMS is an independent 501(c)(3) organization

Program Available to these Counties


Program Available to these Cities

Ann Arbor

Subject Area(s)

Arts, Continuing & Community, Culture (American & International), Early Childhood and Elementary (pre-6), Education, Education: Higher Ed, Middle and High School (7-12), Senior Citizens, Teacher Education / Resources