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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 2016

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 23, 2016 and the winner of the Young Artist Collegiate Competition will appear on SMA’s concert series in the 2016–2017 year. We invite you to join us at these free events.

SMA’s YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION

  • Sat. Feb 6, 2016, 4:00–7:00pm
  • 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 wind, brass and percussion 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.

SMA’s ROSALIE EDWARDS YOUTH MUSIC COMPETITION

  • Open to all middle- and high-school musicians ages 13–18 who reside in Washtenaw County.
  • Preliminary audition: recordings due Friday, January 29, 6pm.
  • Live final round: Sunday, February 7, 3:30pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 W. Stadium Boulevard, Ann Arbor.
  • Winners must agree to perform, if selected, on the winner’s recital, March 23.
  • 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.


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

Tickets

Season Tickets (6 concerts)
Click here to download order form
$75
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
$10
Meet-the-Artist Luncheon (follows concert)
To make reservations call the City Club, 734-662-3279
$18

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.





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.

SMA’s YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION

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

SMA’s ROSALIE EDWARDS YOUTH MUSIC COMPETITION

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