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.

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.

2015 SMA Competition Winners

We are very proud to announce the results of 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.


1st place: Megan Chartier, cello
2nd place: Michael DiBarry, violin
3rd Place: Jennifer Ellis, harp

Megan Chartier

Michael DiBarry

Jennifer Ellis

Photos by Deborah Rebeck Ash


1st place (tie): Katie Sesi, violin and Brian Cong, alto sax
2nd place: Teagan Faran, violin
3rd place (tie): Evan Wright, french horn and Sarah McCurrach, soprano

2015 REYMC winners

From left: Teagan, Katie, Evan, Brian. Photo by Deborah Rebeck Ash

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.