steelworks regularly performs traditional soca and calypso music from the Caribbean, as well as reggae, jazz, classical, rock and popular music in a variety of settings, including wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, backyard parties, corporate events, retirement homes, educational events and more!
Praised as “mesmerizing and inspiring,” Stratus Ensemble (Joanna Goldstein, flute and Shane Jones, percussion) has quickly become known for their engaging and dynamic programming for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The duo has performed at a variety of venues such as the University of Michigan, Washtenaw Community College, the Ann Arbor District Library, the Gifts of Art Performance series at the UM Hospital, and Canterbury House. Dedicated to commissioning and promoting new works, Stratus Ensemble has regularly been a part of consortiums with composers such as Wally Gunn and Valerie Coleman. In 2016, Stratus Ensemble was awarded the University of Michigan EXCEL Enterprise Grant to create a state of the art video recording of their newly commissioned work Hair, Cloth and Thread which can be viewed on their website.
KHEMIA ensemble is a contemporary mixed chamber ensemble dedicated to diversifying and sharing the music of living composers. The group has performed at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Tufts University, New Music Gathering at Bowling Green State University, The National University of Bogota (Columbia), and the National University of Corboda (Argentina).