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  1. Alumnus David Gier named dean of SMTD

    David A. Gier, professor and director of the University of Iowa School of Music, has been appointed dean of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. His appointment, approved Thursday by the Board of Regents, is effective Oct. 1 and runs through Sept. 30, 2023. Gier, who also was named the Paul…

  2. Performing Well

    SMTD’s new Wellness Initiative is addressing the unique physical and psychological challenges faced by performing arts students. With the exception of intercollegiate athletics, there is no program at the University of Michigan that is more physically taxing than the study of the performing arts. Instrumentalists, singers, dancers, and actors constantly use their bodies in service to…

  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. M-Prize Announces 2018 Semi-Finalists

    M-Prize, the international chamber arts competition with the largest prize pool in the world–$200,000+, including a $100,000 grand prize–has announced the semi-finalists who will compete in live semi-final and final rounds in their bid to win the largest chamber music prize in the world. A complete list of the competitors is now posted on the…

  5. The Tricky Task of Adjudicating M-Prize

    Last May, the University of Michigan hosted the first M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, the largest competition of its kind thanks to the number of applicants (172) and the unprecedented grand prize of $100,000. Supported by the U-M Office of the Provost and an anonymous donor, an additional $100,000 in prize money is divided amongst the…