Michigan Muse Magazine

Fall 2017 Issue:
  • Confronting Porgy and Bess
  • Leveling the Conducting Field

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  1. New dance building approved for North Campus

    At the Board of Regents meeting on May 17, a proposal to build a new facility for the Department of Dance at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance was approved. The new building will be constructed adjacent to the Brehm Pavilion at the Earl V. Moore Building. It will be approximately 24,000 gross square…

  2. SMTD sound engineer Roger Arnett receives U-M Staff Impact Award

      Roger Arnett, sound engineer for the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, received an inaugural University of Michigan Staff Impact Award on May 14. Arnett was one of only six staff members across campus to be honored with an individual award. The individual Staff Impact Award is bestowed on staff members who demonstrate good…

  3. $100K grand prize winner announced at U-M’s third annual M-Prize chamber arts competition

    After two days of semifinals and finals concerts at the University of Michigan, the Aizuri Quartet has won the $100,000 M-Prize for the third annual chamber arts competition hosted by the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance. The announcement was made Sunday night at Hill Auditorium after the grand prize gala competition, which also…

  4. SMTD Alumni Couple Win Met Audition

    The first married couple to ever win the nation’s most prestigious vocal competition-the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions-are both voice alumni of SMTD. Tenor Carlos Enrique Santelli (MM ’16) and mezzo-soprano Ashley Dixon (MM ’15), who were married in September 2017, were among five winners chosen after many months of competitions at the district, regional,…

  5. Big Data and Music: U-M Projects Explore the Connections

    From digital analysis of Bach sonatas to mining data from crowdsourced compositions, researchers at the University of Michigan are using modern big data techniques to transform how we understand, create, and interact with music. Four U-M research teams will receive support for projects that apply data science tools like machine learning and data mining to…