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We Are Repositioning for the Future

We are looking to the future – working to ensure our long-term sustainability through the COVID-19 pandemic and envisioning the time when patrons can come back to experience captivating performances on our stages.

Midland Center for the Arts Documents COVID-19 Stories and Events for Historical Archives

We have heard it and we have stated it, these are unprecedented times. A time that will be looked upon as a challenging moment in history, as a nation and as a global society. While Midland County has seen the effects of the coronavirus both in diagnosis of its residents and the daily routine of individuals, the virus has also affected businesses, schools, non-profit organizations, entrepreneurs, places of worship and more. This is not only happening in Midland County, but around the world.

Midland Center for the Arts Engages 109 Youth Choir Students with Live Video Rehearsal

With over 120 youth enrolled in the Center Stage Youth Choirs at Midland Center for the Arts, the Center is working to bring art into the living rooms for local families amidst COVID-19 social distancing precautions. “In these challenging times we turn to one another for support, which is why we have created a virtual community,” said Terri Trotter, President & CEO. In order to accomplish this, the Center began a series of online video rehearsals as a direct extension of the #MakeArtVirtual initiative.

Carousel Isn’t a Love Story

As we get ready to present our concert staging of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel at Midland Center for the Arts, it’s important to reflect back on our collective journey with this play, both here at the Center, and within the American community at large.

Midland Center for the Arts Welcomes New Vice President of Development

Midland Center for the Arts recently announced the addition of Michael Mirto as the new Vice President of Development. Mirto comes to the Center from the Detroit area where he was the VP of Philanthropic Services for the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan, and before that the Associate Vice President of Individual Giving at Wayne State University.

Midland Center Welcomes New Historical Programs and Exhibitions Manager

The Midland Center for the Arts recently announced Jacob Huss as the new Historical Programs and Exhibitions Manager. Jacob was formerly the Assistant Curator for the Midland County Historical Society and a Museum Generalist for the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art.

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Jennifer Kanyo Elected to Board of Directors for the Michigan Alliance for Cultural Accessibility

Offering a welcoming environment for the programs and activities on the stage and in the museums at the Center for every patron is something the Center staff continually works to improve.

Midland Center Welcomes New Vice President of Marketing

Midland Center for the Arts recently announced the addition of Diane Willcox as the new Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Most recently the General Manager of Broadway in Tucson and Director of Operations/Strategic Marketing for UA Presents in Arizona, Willcox brings over 30 years of arts marketing and executive management experience in not-for-profit and for-profit presenting and producing performing arts organizations. She will begin her new position in Midland in mid-December.