The Flint Institute of Music is a place where lives are truly transformed through the power of the arts. Whether you are interested in music, dance or drama, a wide array of performance and educational opportunities await you through the Flint Symphony Orchestra, Flint School of Performing Arts and Flint Youth Theatre. Edge-of-your-seat performances, standing ovations, excited students experiencing a sense of accomplishment and belonging...all are a regular part of the FIM experience.
For more than 20 years, the FSO has had Music Director and Conductor, Maestro Enrique Diemecke at its helm. He takes time from his busy schedule as Music Director and Conductor of the Long Beach Symphony (CA) and the Buenos Aires Philharmonic at the Teatro Colon as well as guest conducting with orchestras around the world to come to Flint. And during that time he has developed a rapport with both audiences and musicians that is nothing less than extraordinary. Through his outstanding leadership and musical excellence, the FSO and Maestro Diemecke have developed a strong and loyal following throughout southeastern Michigan rivaled by few other orchestras its size. Part of FSO's appeal is its innovativeness in programming. Regularly, the orchestra performs music that challenges and inspires musicians and audience members alike.
The Flint School of Performing Arts (FSPA), with more than 3,500 students, is the largest community school of the arts in Michigan, and one of the largest in the US. In our state-of-the-art facility students of all ages, from infants to senior citizens, discover an amazing world of music and dance.