“Sing My Song” Collaboration (Winter 2022)


The Sing My Song project, in its Winter semester 2022 iteration, brought together students from Ms. Jane Jordan’s “Children in Peril” course at The School at Marygrove (Detroit, Michigan) with University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance composition students to collaborate on an artistic work combining text, history, and sound.

The final outcome of the collaboration can be heard below.

The collaborative team was facilitated by the Classic Song Research Initiative, which is the Hampsong Foundation’s partnership with the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.

“Sing My Song” team:

  • Ms. Jane Jordan (The School at Marygrove)
  • Alfredo Cabrera (U-M SMTD, Composition)
  • Nicholas Felder (U-M SMTD, Composition)
  • Christie Finn (Classic Song Research Initiative/The Hampsong Foundation)
  • Dr. Mark Clague (U-M SMTD)

Students involved include:

  • Laila A.
  • Maya A.
  • Anissa A.
  • Terrance B.
  • Destiny B.
  • Jeremiah D.
  • Kayden H.
  • Gabrielle J.
  • MaKayla J.
  • Joseph J.
  • Charli M.
  • Tyler M.
  • De’Jon N.
  • Jordan O.
  • Evan P.
  • Xavier S.
  • Alaya S.
  • Virnyah S.
  • La’Shay T.
  • Jaylen W.
  • Zion W.

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Duderstadt Center at the University of Michigan

“Sing My Song” – School of Music, Theatre & Dance project brings the vision of renowned operatic baritone, Thomas Hampson, and Detroit high school students together in song (Article by John Merlin Williams)

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Michigan Muse, Winter 2023

John Merlin Williams's article from September 2022 was featured in the Michigan Muse Magazine in Winter 2023!

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U-M Michigan Impact Newsletter (Dec. 2022)

"Sing My Song" was featured in University of Michigan President Santa J. Ono's newsletter in December 2022!

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U-M Twitter

The University of Michigan spotlighted this project on their university-wide Twitter account on Dec. 9, 2022.

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U-M Detroit Newsletter (Nov. 2022)

"Sing My Song" was featured in the U-M Detroit Newsletter in November 2022!

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The School at Marygrove

The School at Marygrove develops critical thinkers and community-minded citizens who have the skills and knowledge to be makers and leaders in the 21st century. The social justice and engineering focus enables students to identify and solve complex problems, actively participating in the creation of a more just and equitable future. Every graduate will be prepared to pursue their passions and succeed in any personal and professional endeavors.

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University of Michigan School of Music, Theater, & Dance

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Classic Song Research Initiative