Flint Theatre Organ Club
The majestic and historic Flint Theatre Organ is housed in MacArthur Recital Hall at FIM Dort Music Center. The organ came from the Capitol Theatre in downtown Flint where it provided music for silent movies in the 1920s and early ’30s.
Today, the Flint Theatre Organ Club keeps the grandeur of that bygone era alive by performing on and maintaining this musical gem. The Organ Club holds regular Spring Concerts. Visit FTOC.org 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 ftoc.org.
Since 2001 a week-long tap dance festival hosted at FIM Dort Music Center 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!
Get more information about tapology and their projects at tapology.org or call 810 787-0197.
St. Cecilia Society
Founded in 1890, The St. Cecilia Society is the oldest FIM supporting 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 premier project is the annual William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition, which attracts talented young musicians from around the world. It rotates among voice, piano, strings and winds/brass. For information about the Byrd Competition, call Carol Hinterman at 810.964.9399 or visit byrdartists.com.
Upcoming Byrd Competition
March 2, 2024 – Strings
For more information about St. Cecilia Society of Flint, Michigan, visit stceciliaflint.org
Mott Warsh Collection
The 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 FIM Dort Music Center to see the rotating exhibits. Go to the Mott Warsh Collection to visit locations and exhibits in the Flint Area.