The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance educates the artists, scholars, educators and entrepreneurs of the future. Students are prepared with expert skills, instilled with passionate enthusiasm, and emboldened to challenge and inspire the world through the power of the performing arts.
After spending their summers working for top performing arts organizations, four undergraduates help promote their host organization's performances in Ann Arbor.
SMTD has partnered with the Gershwin family to bring the music of George and Ira Gershwin to students, scholars, performers and audiences across campus and worldwide.
Mark Clague, associate professor of musicology at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD), has won a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of its newly created Public Scholars Program.
Clague's award supports work on his book, O Say Can You Hear?: A Tuneful Cultural History of "The Star-Spangled Banner." The book shares the forgotten and misunderstood musical history of Francis Scott Key's song and reveal how the song's story presents a surprising social history of the United States.
The Public Scholars Program was designed by the NEH to promote the publication of scholarly nonfiction books for a general audience. With its first round of grants, it has distributed a total of $1.7 million to 36 writers across a broad spectrum of disciplines. It builds upon NEH's 50-year tradition of supporting the publication of nonfiction works that have profoundly influenced the way we understand history, politics, literature, and society.
The awards support books that use deep research to open up important or appealing subjects for wider audiences by presenting significant humanities topics in a way that is accessible to general readers.
"NEH Public Scholar books will make important and exciting discoveries in fields such as history, literature, linguistics, and archaeology accessible to readers everywhere, and serve as an example of how humanities scholarship can benefit the common good," said NEH Chairman William Adams.
Clague is also director of research, the newly appointed director of entrepreneurship and career services at SMTD, and one of the University's experts in the area of presidential campaign marketing. In addition, he is co-director of the school's American Music Institute (AMI), a project incubator and innovation center for the study of music of all kinds in the United States and throughout the Americas. AMI is a partner in the Star Spangled Music Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization created to recognize the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner" in 2014 and beyond. AMI also houses the George and Ira Gershwin Critical Edition, for which Clague is editor-in-chief.
SMTD welcomes new faculty 09/05/2017
Karen Fournier on David Bowie's final statement: "Knowledge Comes from Death's Release: Blackstar Recalls David Bowie's Influence on Goth." 01/22/2016
SphinxCon to feature SMTD faculty and alumni 01/20/2016
Refreshable Braille device 01/12/2016
The International Language of Dance 01/12/2016
Sun and Shadows 01/05/2016
SMTD Professor Receives MCubed Funding 11/06/2015
Anisha Nandi, from The Michigan Daily, sat down with professor Michael Gould to talk about his "Remember Me" show. The video can be seen on the Michigan Daily website. 10/01/2014
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Dance, Peter Sparling is a recipient of a Distinguished University Professorship. Effective September 1, Sparling will be a Rudolf Arnheim Distinguished University Professor. This appointment is one of the highest honors the University can bestow upon a faculty member. 07/18/2014
Professor Patricia Hall will be presenting her paper, "Alban Berg's 'Guilt' by Association to the Music, Censorship and Meaning in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union conference at the Colburn School in Los Angeles this August. 07/12/2014
Áine Heneghan, Assistant Professor of Music Theory, will present her research on Schoenberg's Formenlehre at the following conferences, all in 2014: Music Theory Midwest (Appleton, WI), the Eighteenth Biennial International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music (Toronto, Canada), EuroMAC (Leuven, Belgium), and the annual meeting of the Society for Music Theory (Milwaukee). 04/01/2014
U-M UpstART Festival Begins 03/31/2014
A Multimedia Installation on Climate Change 03/28/2014
Wayne Petty, Associate Professor of Music Theory, will read his paper, "Some Multimovement Designs in C. P. E. Bach's Late Keyboard Sonatas" at the Seventh EuroMac conference, which will gather scholars from all music theory societies in Europe in Leuven, Belgium, from 17 to 21 September, 2014. An adaptation of the paper will be presented to the Society for Music Theory in Milwaukee in the Fall of 2014. 03/26/2014
Walter Everett, Professor of Music Theory, announces the publication of Los Beatles como músicos: De Revolver de la Antología (Buenos Aires: Eterna Cadencia, 2013), the Spanish translation of his The Beatles as Musicians: Revolver through the Anthology (Oxford University Press, 1999). 03/21/2014
In January 2014 Professor Wayne Petty will read the paper, "Wilhelm Fischer and the Fortspinnung-type Sonata Exposition," at the Seventh International Conference on Music Theory in Tallin and Pärnu, Estonia. The conference theme is "Musical Form: Mapping the Territories." 12/17/2013
Gosman Presents Beethoven Research 11/16/2013
Everett Launches Beatles Observances 11/16/2013
Interarts professor Holly Hughes presents The Dog and Pony Show (Bring Your Own Pony) in a webcast performance at the Chicago Humanities Festival on Mon., Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Her newest performance work, the piece offers a poetic and comic meditation on midlife crises in the key of canine. 11/01/2013
SMTD Welcomes New Faculty 09/27/2013
Ramon Satyendra, associate professor of music theory, has published his essay, "Morphisms of Generalized Interval Systems and PR-Groups" (co-authored with Thomas Fiore and Thomas Noll), in Journal of Mathematics and Music 7/1. 09/20/2013
Alan Gosman Co-authors New Beethoven Book 09/06/2013
Professor Ashley Lucas and three Theatre & Drama students are engaged in an intensive exchange program with UniRio in Rio de Janiero, Brazil this summer, where they are blogging about their experiences in UniRio's prison arts program and more. 07/12/2013
Holly Hughes, professor of interarts performance in the Department of Theatre & Drama, was profiled in Hyperallergic, an online magazine about art and culture, which included a Q&A with Hughes about her role as one of the "NEA Four." 06/06/2013
Music theory professor Walter Everett's role as an expert on the music of the Beatles was the subject of an article in AnnArbor.com. 06/06/2013
Hall presents in Copenhagen 06/03/2013
Robert Hurst, associate professor of jazz and contemporary improvisation, was featured in a Q&A article in AnnArbor.com on the occasion of the release of his new CD, BOB: a palindrome. 05/01/2013
Everett invited to LSU and Western Ontario 02/27/2013
Fournier presents research at CUNY 02/27/2013
Wiener Festwochen to feature Hall lecture 02/27/2013
Korsyn to present Harvard keynote 02/27/2013
Petty addresses Schenker Symposium 02/27/2013
Robin Wilson Receives Shirley Verrett Award 12/14/2012
SMTD Professors Receive MCubed Grants 11/30/2012
Professor Westlake Named a Fulbright Scholar 06/04/2012
Paul Taylor Summer Intensive 06/01/2012
Peter Sparling's Postcard from Paris 11/23/2011
Music Theory Department News, Fall 2011 09/23/2011
SMTD Welcomes New Faculty for Fall 2011 09/01/2011
Maestro Kiesler and USO Win American Prize 09/01/2011
Peter Sparling - Two Special Events 09/01/2011
Music Theory Department News, August 2011 08/23/2011
Music Theory Department News, July 2011 07/23/2011
Music Theory Department News, April 2011 04/23/2011
Music Theory Department News, March 2011 03/23/2011
Music Theory Department News, December 2010 12/23/2010
Music Theory Department News, November 2010 11/23/2010
Music Theory Department News, October 2010 10/23/2010
Music Theory Department News, September 2010 09/23/2010
Daugherty Composition Premiered 02/02/2010
Raise the Roof! 05/30/2008
James Kibbie announces Bach project 06/01/2007
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