Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

  1. Strike up the band

    Chances are good that if you or someone you know has taken a music class in Michigan in the last 70 years, your teacher was a U-M grad.

  2. Music and the games people play

    Video game audio has progressed so much that artists and orchestras now contribute interactive, complex scores to the experience.

  3. Never felt more like singin’ the blues

    Ann Arbor music fans hark back to 1969 and resurrect the long-dormant Ann Arbor Blues Festival.

  4. Getting better all the time

    In 1967, Ann Arbor was abuzz over an album fans knew would change the world. So what do they think today?

  5. Can music heal?

    Victor Katch explores the many benefits music brings to human health.

  6. Reaching Nirvana

    On the 25th anniversary of Nirvana’s album Nevermind, Jesse Frohman, BA ’81, recounts his experience as one of the last artists to photograph the late Kurt Cobain.

  7. Living the blues

    Students travel to the American south to experience the vibrant culture and living history of roots music – through people, places, and performance.

  8. How heartfelt was Beethoven's music?

    A cardiologist, medical historian, and musicologist join forces to discover whether cardiac arrhythmia played a part in some of history’s most famous works.

  9. Be present in the past

    The University Musical Society debuts UMS Rewind, an online archive of programs, performances, and photos chronicling the society’s 135-year history.