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.

Announcing SMA Competitions Weekend 2015

You are invited to attend two exciting free events

We are very proud to announce these two exciting music competitions in which we encourage and support young musicians who will become the stars of tomorrow. The winners of the Rosalie Edwards Youth Music Competition will appear on SMA’s concert series on March 4, 2015 and the winner of the Young Artist Collegiate Competition will appear on SMA’s concert series in the 2015–2016 year. We invite you to join us at these free events.


Sat. Feb 7, 2015 11:00 am
Britton Recital Hall at UM School of Music, Theater and Dance on North Campus
Coordinated by Professor Aleksandra Vojcic of UMSMTD faculty

This year — UMSMTD string players

Gay Rosenwald oversees this event for SMA, assisted by Penny Fischer. This event is organized and judges selected by Aleksandra Vojcic. This event is free and open to the public. An enthusiastic audience is always appreciated by the performers.


Open to All Musicians ages 13–18 who reside in Washtenaw County.
Preliminary audition: recordings due Saturday, January 31, 4pm.
Live final round: Sunday, February 8, 3–5pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 W. Stadium Boulevard, Ann Arbor.

CLICK HERE to download flyer with details & audition info

Gay Rosenwald, Liz Wolber & Penny Fischer oversee this event each year for SMA. Liz Wolber, SMA Board member, is our host as Minister of Music at the church. Three judges including Deborah Ash will select the winners. Free parking in the rear, entrance in the rear door.

An enthusiastic crowd is always wonderful to have for this event. It is free and open to the public.

2014-15 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 50th Anniversary season, and we hope you can join us!

Arbor Opera Theater
Members of this polished local opera company, directed by AOT Artistic Director Shawn McDonald, perform semi-staged opera excerpts accompanied by pianist Jacqueline Csurgai-Schmitt.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Gabriel Bolkosky, violin
Professional violinist, teacher, and executive director of The Phoenix Ensemble
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Siyuan Li, piano
Siyuan Li, born in Guangzhou, China, received her Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin Conservatory and achieved her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Chamber Music at the University of Michigan. She is currently completing her doctoral degree in Piano Performance at the University of Michigan with Professor Arthur Greene. For this concert, Ms. Li will perform “Turkish March” after Mozart, by Volodos, Sonata in F minor K481, by Scarlatti, “Emerson” from Piano Sonata No. 2, Concord, Mass., 1840-60 by Charles Ives, Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op.109 by Beethoven and Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op.58 by Chopin.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Joan Holland, harp
Associate Professor of Harp at the University of Michigan
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Rosalie Edwards Youth Music Competition Winners
Open to all musicians ages 13–18 in Washtenaw County, participants are professionally judged and winners receive cash, publicity, and this performance opportunity.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Moanin’ Frogs, saxophone ensemble
with Eddie Goodman, soprano sax, the SMA 2012 Young Artist Competition Winner
Wednesday, April 22, 2015


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.