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Mott Warsh Collection

fae1The MWC is a privately owned, publicly shared collection of art from the second half of the 20th century. The majority of the works are by African American artists supplemented by works from artists of the African diaspora or which reflect upon it. They include both two and three dimensional works, sculpture, photographs, videos and mixed media.

The collection was initiated in reaction to the loss of arts in the schools and the limitations common in many mainstream arts institutions (whether by capacity, interest or ability) to collect and present art by and about African Americans and to reach out beyond their physical walls to new audiences. These circumstances served to underline the urgency of finding new ways to bring art to citizens of all ages first in Flint, Michigan but also beyond it.

Together this couple, Maryanne Mott and Herman Warsh, chose to address the situation beginning in late 2001 by designating Flint as the home of a collection that would bring highly important but seldom seen works to the broader community, embedding it both in and beyond the institutions of the Flint Cultural Center. Stop by the Dort Music Center to see the rotating exhbits. Go to the Mott Warsh Collection to view locations and exhibits in the Flint Area.


Flint Jubilee Chorale

This vocal group first performed together during the FIM’s African American Heritage Month performance in February of 2006. Comprised of outstanding solo voices, the chorale includes current and former voice instructors from the Flint School of Performing Arts, as well as members of the community.

The ensemble is unique because of the friendship and intimate personal connections between the members. Several are related (Stephanie and LaTanya are sisters, LaTanya and Sydnee are mother and daughter, Glenn and Glennis are father and son and Donald and Sylvia are siblings), so the vocal blend is exceptional!

The Flint Jubilee Chorale has performed at past Music in the PaHoliday12_20_08MASTER110-for-webrks concerts, for local, statewide presentations and has appeared with the Flint Symphony Orchestra as part of Holiday Pops since December 2007.

1st Sopranos: Ashli Hill and Pia Broden Williams
2nd Sopranos: Sylvia Pittman and LaTanya Miller-Brown
Altos: Stephanie Clarke and Judith Conyers
Tenors: Glennis Holcomb and Kevin Thompson
Baritone: Donald Pittman and Harold Woodson
Bass: Roger Hill and James Parks
Auxillary Members
Soprano: Chaika stribling
Soprano/Alto: Sydnee Byrd
Tenor: Glen Holcomb
Bass: Alfred Bruce Bradley


Flint Theatre Organ Club

Flint-Theatre-OrganOne of the FIM’s most majestic instruments is the Flint Theatre Organ, housed in the MacArthur Recital Hall. The organ came from the Capitol Theatre in downtown Flint where it provided music for silent movies in the 1920s and early ‘30s.

Lady-BartonToday, the Flint Theatre Organ Club keeps the grandeur of that bygone era alive by performing on and maintaining this musical gem. The Organ Clyb holds regular Spring Concerts. Visit for upcoming concert dates and times.

 If you are interested in joining the Flint Theatre Organ Club, contact Dr. Quincy O. Dobbs at 810.252.1255 or visit their website at


TapologySince 2001 this week long tap dance festival has been the place for students and tap lovers to learn solid tap dance technique, explore the historical roots of this American art form and show appreciation for those who forged the trail, while creating programs to help youth develop confidence, work ethic and talent!

The Tap Festival is open to the public and includes workshops for beginner through advanced dancers of tap, hip hop, African, and step on Friday October 25 to Sunday October 27. Visitors will enjoy performances by some of the world's best tap dancers, a tap dance competition worth $1,000 in cash prizes, presentation by historian C. Daniel Dawson, and the Tapology Living Legend Luncheon. The 2013 Tapology Living Legend is Chester Whitmore; a unique Dancer, composer, comedian, actor, choreographer, stuntman, and bandleader who combines his talents to create surprising performances.

The Tapology Festival takes place at the Flint Institute of Music and throughout the Flint Cultural Center, ending in Concert on October 27th at 7pm at The Whiting featuring Chester Whitmore, Dianne "Lady Di" Walker, Cartier "Big Coop" Williams, Flint's own Bradley Family and the Tapology Youth Ensemble.

Get more information about the weekend or the project here: or call 810 787-0197.

For Concert Ticket Information:



Allegro volunteers are everywhere, it seems—from cheerfully providing hungry FSO musicians with food at Friday evening rehearsals to helping with FIM mailings to organizing receptions for a variety of FSPA performances, and new this year, working with Flint Youth Theatre. For more than 50 years, this volunteer group has provided much behind-the-scenes support for the FIM. They also provide hospitality baskets for FSO guest artists and help with transportation to and from rehearsals.

Allegro has a number of festive events and fundraisers for their members, including card parties, luncheons and dinners. The highlight of each year is the Pink Geranium Luncheon and Style Show held in November. New members are always welcome.

For more information, contact Bill Hentgen at 810.655.8368


St. Cecilia Society

William-ByrdFounded in 1890, The St. Cecilia Society is the oldest FIM support organization. It regularly raises scholarship funds, and many of its programs provide support to young people studying music, in particular, Junior St. Cecilia and Student Musicale. St. Cecilia also holds monthly performances followed by receptions.

Its premiere project is the annual William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition, which attracts talented young musicians from around the world. It rotates among piano, strings, winds/brass and voice. The next competition features Strings and will be held March 5, 2016 at the Flint Institute of Music. For information about the Byrd Competition, call Carol Hinterman at 810.964.9399 or visit

Upcoming Byrd Dates
March 5, 2016 - Strings
March 4, 2017 - Winds/Brass
March 3, 2018 - Voice
March 2, 2019 - Piano

For more information about St. Cecilia Society, contact Judith Wolbert at  810.635.2800  or visit



More Info

The Flint Institute of Music
1025 E. Kearsley Street
Flint, MI 48503

Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm



Flint Youth Theatre
1220 E. Kearsley Street
Flint, MI 48503

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am - 5pm

Ticket Hours: Monday - Friday,
11am-6pm & one hour before performance times.