University Musical Society
What It Is
One of the oldest performing arts presenters in the country,
the University Musical Society (UMS) began in 1879 as an annual
vehicle for local and University musicians to perform Handel's
"Messiah." While affiliated with the University
of Michigan, UMS is a not-for-profit organization that supports
UMS hosts approximately 75 performances each
season. The organization also sponsors educational endeavors,
youth programs, artist residencies and other collaborative
projects with local, national, and international partners,
as well as commissioning new works.
Tickets are available in various series packages
by subscription. Single tickets go on sale to the public in
mid-August each year.
Why You Should Know
While known for classical music, UMS presents concerts from
a wide spectrum of the performing arts: internationally renowned
recitalists and orchestras, dance and chamber ensembles, jazz
and world music performers, and theatre.
Chances to get tickets:
One way to get prime single-performance tickets is to get
ten or more people together and purchase them as a group in
mid-July. Or you can join the UMS E-mail Club, which entitles
members to receive event notification in their category of
interest, as well as news bulletins. Student discounts and
special offers are available, also.
Chances to volunteer:
For information about ushering, contact the UMS Usher Hotline
at 734-913-9696. The UMS Advisory Committee provides UMS with a volunteer corps
and assists in fundraising through a variety of gala events.
To become involved, phone 734-647-8009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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