The Ann Arbor Society for Musical Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that hosts six concerts and sponsors two youth competitions every year.

Congratulations to our competition winners!


First prize: Colin McCall, percussion. Colin is a first year Master of Music graduate student, studying with Joseph Gramley, Associate Professor of Music, Director of Percussion Studies, and Jonathan Ovalle, Assistant Professor of Percussion. He will perform in SMA’s Fall 2016 concert series.

Second prize: Andreas (Andy) Oeste, oboe. Andy is a second-year Master of Music graduate student.

Third prize: Michael Bae Gieske, bassoon. Michael just graduated with a Bachelor of Music.


First prize: Soomin Lee, violin – Clague Middle School (15 years)

Second prize: Lucas Atkinsmith, violin – Community High School (17 years)

Third prize (tie): Esther Kim, flute – Skyline High School (16 years)

Third prize (tie): Alan Zheng, piano – Pioneer High School (15 years)

 These young musicians will perform on March 23, 2016 at the Ann Arbor City Club for the Society for Musical Arts concert series.

2015-16 Concert Season — Wednesday Morning Musicales

Since 1964 SMA has sponsored the Wednesday Morning Musicales together with the Ann Arbor City Club. We are thrilled to announce our 2015–16 season, and we hope you can join us!

Logan Skelton, piano, with Jennifer Goltz, soprano
Mr. Skelton is Professor of Piano, University of Michigan SMTD. Ms. Goltz will premiere works by Mr. Skelton.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra String Trio
Karen Donato & Sherry Meyers-Bourland, violins, and Brandon Cota, cello.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Arbor Opera Theater
Members of this polished local opera company, directed by AOT Artistic Director Shawn McDonald, perform semi-staged opera excerpts.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Megan Chartier, cello
2015 SMA Young Artist Competition Winner
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Rosalie Edwards Youth Music Competition Winners
Open to all middle- and high-school students ages 13–18 in Washtenaw County, participants are professionally judged and winners receive cash, publicity, and this performance opportunity.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Ralph Votapek, piano
Professor Emeritus of Piano, College of Music, Michigan State University
Wednesday, April 23, 2016


Season Tickets (6 concerts)
Click here to download order form
Single Ticket $17
Bring-a-guest $15
Student Ticket with ID $5
Group Rates (5 or more) each
To make arrangements call Penny Fischer, 734-930-0353
Meet-the-Artist Luncheon (follows concert)
To make reservations call the City Club, 734-662-3279

All concerts start at 10:30 a.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance here, or at the door starting at 10:00.

The Ann Arbor City Club is located at 1830 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104. Click here for a map.

Join the “88 Key Club”

piano-keyboard-clipart2We are raising money toward a brand-new Yamaha grand piano to be housed and available for use at the Ann Arbor City Club. This piano has been tested and gets an “excellent” rating from William Bolcom and members of the UM piano faculty. It is being funded by the SMA and individual donations. Please consider joining the “88 Key Club” by making a tax-deductible donation toward the purchase of this beautiful instrument. There are 88 keys at $265 each.

Click on the Add to Cart button to join the Key Club. Your donation is fully tax deductible and you will receive an IRS receipt.