Kevin Iega Jeff leads successful High School Outreach Master Dance Class at Marygrove

The Institute of Music & Dance at Marygrove College continues to engage urban leaders to engage our youth!

On Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 Kevin Iega Jeff (Bio below) taught a High School Outreach Master Dance Class to 40 students and 2 teachers from Renaissance High School and Arts Academy in the Woods. Continue reading

IMD Students = Urban Leaders/Artists as Activists


This past weekend, Marygrove Institute for Music and Dance (IMD) students joined forces with students from Pointe Academy Dance Center, Rochester Hills (Director and Marygrove Alumna, MaryBeth Tremp Seeger  and Judith Molina, Director, IMD, teach at the studio) and Marygrove undergraduate Dance Department students to perform and support two organizations: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit and Focus Hope. Continue reading

Former IMD student, Diamond White, a contestant on The X Factor

Diamond White, born January 1, 1999, was just six years old when she started drama, dance and voice lessons at the Institute of Music & Dance at Marygrove College in Detroit, MI.  She was a student in the Junior Performers class from January – April, 2005 and then in the Junior Performers Camp, attending classes daily, in July, 2005. Continue reading

IMD Summer Theater Intensive students to perform Aug. 4, 2012

Institute of Music and Dance (IMD) Summer Theater Intensive students will be performing at Jazz on the Avenue on Saturday, Aug. 4 at 4:00 p.m.

At IMD they not only learn skills in the arts but to share their talent with the community thereby becoming urban leaders!

Detroit, Michigan –
University Commons is hosting a Jazz on the Ave, August 4, 2012.  On Livernois Between 8 Mile and Fenkel. From 8:30am to 10pm. Continue reading

IMD Adventures in Art Exhibit opens tonight, Monday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m.

The IMD Adventures in Art  Exhibit can be seen in The Gallery on the fourth floor of the Liberal Arts Building.  The theme is the Year of the Dragon.

Students studied and researched the Chinese New Year and all about dragons and their significance in the culture. They will be performing a dragon dance (complete with dragon!).

Sandi Combs is the IMD Art Faculty member who creatively led the class.

For more information, contact Judith Molina at (313) 927-1306.

Institute of Music & Dance begins summer programming July 9, 2012

Marygrove College’s Institute of Music & Dance begins its summer programming on Monday, July 9, 2012!

Classes are held Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Arts enrichment classes are for students ages 3 – 16.

Classes conclude Friday, July 27 with the exception of theater performances on Monday, July 30.

IMD’s Student/Faculty Music Recital is Saturday, June 2

Marygrove’s Institute for Music and Dance (IMD) Student/Faculty Music Recital takes place on Saturday, June 2 at 4:00 p.m. in the Marygrove College Theatre.

Thirty-five students will showcase their musical talent as well as four faculty members.

Admission is FREE!

Marygrove’s IMD String Ensemble to perform tonight!

Marygrove’s 33 piece, Institute for Music and Dance (IMD) String Ensemble will perform in the Marygrove College Theatre tonight, May 30, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. under the direction of IMD music faculty member Anida Margariti.

A Mozart Violin Concerto and a J.S. Bach Concerto for Two Violins are on the program, as well as music of Scott Joplin and Rossini.