Paul Riser – Artist In Residence

Paul Riser needs no introduction… but we’ll do it anyway! As a musician and music arranger for Motown, Paul Riser has written and arranged songs for some of the biggest names in the business: Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Luther Vandross, Joss Stone, Kylie Minogue, Marvin Gaye, Carly Simon, Bill Withers, The Temptations,… Read more »

Shara Nova – 19/20 Artist In Residence

Shara Nova (singer and songwriter for My Brightest Diamond) has become one of the most distinct voices of her generation.  The multi-instrumentalist and composer has written numerous works for film, choir, marching bands, orchestra, and chamber ensemble.  She has recorded as a guest vocalist with David Byrne, Laurie Anderson, The Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens, Jedi Mind Tricks,… Read more »

David Leve-Songwriting, Music Theory & Music Industry Studies

If you’ve seen David Leve perform, you know he wears many hats—literally, he has a lot of hats. Leve is a jack of many trades in the music world: he DJs under the name Ma3stro, reviews pop music on YouTube, is a professionally trained jazz musician who served as the director of U of M’s… Read more »

Audra Kubat – Songwriting

Audra Kubat is a Detroit-born singer-songwriter who began composing music on the piano at the age of 8. By her teens, she was adding lyrics to the songs, then singing at local coffeehouses.