Release Date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

29th Annual President’s Collage Concert is March 20

Event Date: 
Wed, 03/20/2024 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn 48126
Image of trombone players at an orchestra concert.

The HFC Music department will present the 29th President’s Collage Concert on Wednesday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Michael A. Guido Theater in the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center,15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn.

“You will hear classical, gospel, film music, funk, jazz, and more,” said HFC Interim Director of Music Anthony Lai. “There will be a little something for everyone on March 20!”

An annual tradition since 1996

The President’s Collage Concert is an annual tradition that began in 1996. It was founded by retired HFC music instructor G. Kevin Dewey and the late Rick Goward.

The first President’s Collage Concert was held at Edsel Ford High School. From 1997 to 2001, it was held at Orchestra Hall in Detroit. The concert moved to its current home at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in 2002.

HFC President Russ Kavalhuna is looking forward to the 2024 event. “I have always enjoyed the talented performances at the President’s Collage Concert,” said Kavalhuna. “This event allows the community to enjoy the quality and range of our musicians and music program.”

More than 150 performers

HFC’s music directors bring together the College’s choral and instrumental ensembles from its vibrant music program for a varied and exciting performance. More than 150 performers will participate in this year’s show. Lai and others will conduct the following HFC musical ensembles at this year’s concert:

“I am honored to continue the legacy of the annual Collage Concert,” said Lai. “We are also moving toward representing all of Fine Arts at the College. I'd love to see this annual concert become a calling card for the arts at HFC. This year we will feature a song from last semester's musical theatre performance Leo’s Big Day Out, as well as information in the lobby about Fine, Performing, and Media Arts at HFC.”

Purchase tickets today

Tickets are $16 each and may be purchased at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center box office Thursdays and Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and two hours before the performance through intermission. Ticket prices include a service charge.

Tickets are also available online (for an additional $2 each) at For questions or further information about ticket sales, call 313-943-2354.