Recitals & Concerts

It is our wish that we make the downtown and Green Wood sanctuaries of First United Methodist Church available to university music students and studio teachers for recitals.

At our downtown location a 42-rank Reuter organ or Yamaha grand piano may be made available for the recital with the pre-approval of our organist, Dr. Naki Sung Kripfgans. Our downtown location is handicap accessible.

Our Green Wood location, at 1001 Green Road near North Campus, is a contemporary church in a wooded location. It features a smaller sanctuary, which holds approximately 75 people seated. A Kimball grand piano is available at that location. Other musical equipment at Green Wood is the property of the Green Wood band and is not available for use. Green Wood is not handicap-accessible.

Recital & Concert Rental Guidelines  (updated May 2018)

Recital rentals must be scheduled and approved at least three weeks in advance.
Contact Adele Roy at (734) 662-4536 during regular business hours (M-F 8am-4:30pm) to begin the process.

– All fees mentioned below include custodial services
– All fees are due at least 10 business days prior to the event planned
– Payments made via credit card will be charged an additional 3% to cover processing fees
– Recording and sound equipment are not included
– Internet access downtown and at Green Wood is unreliable – plan to bring your own mobile hotspot if internet access is required
There is no air-conditioning at Green Wood or downtown (this is sometimes a deal-breaker for summer bookings!)
– Storage of equipment on site is unavailable
– Parking is limited downtown; guests should be advised to be prepared to park offsite
– All evening events must be scheduled so that the last person is out by 9pm

Downtown Sanctuary Rentals (seats 650)
The Sanctuary is unavailable Thursday evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Receptions after recitals and concerts are not permitted.
Use of sound system in downtown sanctuary requires our sound technician. The sound technician fee is $75 for up to 3 hours ($30/hour after 3 hours).

Downtown Sanctuary rental for Student (High School or University) Solo or Chamber Recital – $300
A 3.5 hour block is allowed for setup, recital, interaction with guests, and tear-down
An additional 1.5 hour block may be used for rehearsal as available on the church calendar

Downtown Sanctuary rental for Community Teacher Studio Recital  –  $200
A 3.5 hour block is allowed for setup, recital, interaction with guests, and tear-down

Downtown Sanctuary rental for Public Concert or other Performance – $450
A single 5 hour block is allowed for setup, rehearsal, event, interaction with guests, and tear-down

Green Wood Sanctuary Rentals (seats 85)
Green Wood is unavailable Thursday evenings, most Fridays, and Saturdays.
Use of sound equipment at Green Wood is subject to the availability of church representatives to run it and their fees, which vary. Guests may not use the sound board or associated equipment.

Green Wood sanctuary rental for Student (High School or University) Solo or Chamber Recital  – $275
A single 5 hour block is allowed for setup, rehearsal, recital, reception, and tear-down

Green Wood sanctuary rental for Community Teacher Studio Recital  –  $175
A single 3.5 hour block is allowed for setup, rehearsal, recital, reception, and tear-down

Green Wood sanctuary rental for Public Concert or other Performance  –  $400
A single 5 hour block is allowed for setup, rehearsal, event, reception, and tear-down