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  1. Prof. Michael Daugherty’s new CD features Prof. Amy Porter, alumna Carol Jantsch, and Dame Evelyn Glennie

    A new CD on the Naxos American Classics label features three concerti (and two world premiere recordings) by GRAMMY Award-winner Michael Daugherty, professor of composition at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance Titled Dreamachine, the album is performed by the Albany Symphony under music director David Alan Miller. It includes: Trail of Tears* for…

  2. Video Game Music Conference to take place at U-M

    The fifth annual North American Conference on Video Game Music (NACVGM) will be held at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) on Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 9 am to 6 pm each day. The program, daily schedule, and registration information can be found at smtd.umich.edu/nacvgm. The conference is…

  3. Always Inspirational, Forever Valiant: A Bicentennial Appreciation for the Performing Arts at Michigan

    The University of Michigan Bicentennial marks 200 years of extraordinary research, education, and public service. According to U-M’s official history, the institution was founded as one “that stresses both the life of the mind and the life of practical achievement; that is both broadly accessible and devoted to educating the leaders of the future.” While…

  4. The New Entrepreneurs

    When graduate student Ashley Stanley (flute and chamber arts) arrived at Michigan in the fall of 2014, she recognized immediately that she was receiving a world-class education. “My playing ability was improving exponentially and I was getting the chance to work with serious colleagues with unbelievable talent,” she recalled recently. But Stanley also felt that…

  5. A Tale of Two Operas

    As a composer, there are few achievements more prestigious than having a grand opera commissioned and performed by a celebrated company. Yet in the short span of four weeks this spring, two School of Music, Theatre & Dance alums-who earned degrees the same year-have seen this dream realized. JFK, composed by David T. Little (MM’…