About Us

Celebrating over a hundred years of service to the community, the Flint Institute of Music (FIM) is a multi-disciplinary performing arts organization that transforms people and community through the power of the performing arts. FIM offers a wide array of performances through its artistic division programs, the Flint Symphony Orchestra, and Flint Repertory Theatre, Whiting Presents, Capitol Concerts and Capitol Movies. In addition, the artistic division provides an extensive array of community educational and engagement opportunities. FIMs four performance venues situated on the Flint Cultural Center Campus - The Whiting Auditorium, Elgood Theatre, Bower Theatre, MacArthur Recital Hall, and the recently renovated, historic Capitol Theatre in downtown Flint, are host to its own productions, touring presentations from all over the world, student recitals and community rentals. FIM’s instructional division, the Flint School of Performing Arts, provides music, dance & theatre instruction, and performance opportunities for students of all ages and abilities. Together FIM programs reach more than 300,000 people annually through lessons, classes, outreach programs, performances, and concerts.

The history of the FIM began in 1917 with the founding of the Flint Community Music Association (FCMA) through the vision and generosity of automotive pioneer and philanthropist, J Dallas Dort. Influenced by Dort, FCMA was an early adopter of the concept of music as an integral aspect of community well-being. FIM remains the oldest example of community-planned music in the United States.

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The Flint Symphony Orchestra is one of the finest orchestras of its size in the nation. Its rich 102-year history as a cultural icon in the community is a testament to the dedication to world-class performance from the musicians and Flint and Genesee County audiences alike.

The Flint School of Performing Arts (FSPA) is Michigan's largest community school of the arts and among the largest in the United States. More than 3,500 students from 21 counties across mid-Michigan discover an amazing world of music and dance in our state-of-the-art facility.

Through public performances, school matinees and classes, Flint Repertory Theatre serves audiences of children and families, teens and adults, and provides acting and theatre-making opportunities for students age 2 through college.

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If you're looking for an environment that is creative, engaging, friendly and fast-paced, then we'd love to hear from you. Browse our current openings and bookmark our page, as new opportunities are added regularly.

Changing lives through a lifelong continuum of music, dance and theatre