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  1. Chamber Choir performs world premiere of Prof. Etezady’s “Lifesmithing,” with texts from incarcerated Michigan writers

    The University of Michigan Chamber Choir will perform a concert celebrating the diverse voices of Michigan composers and poets, including the world premiere of Lifesmithing by SMTD composition professor and alumna Roshanne Etezady. The work highlights the poetry of incarcerated Michigan writers who participate in the U-M Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP). The free concert (no…

  2. 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…

  3. Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Susanne Baer to address social justice and the performing arts at SMTD

    As part of the U-M Bicentennial, the University of Michigan will welcome United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Justice Susanne Baer (LLM ’93), of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, to participate in the first of three 2017 Presidential Bicentennial Colloquia. Taking place on Monday, January 30, the colloquium will feature a number…

  4. Hispanic music festival to take place at University of Michigan

    A week-long music festival celebrating the music and musicians who blend Western classical traditions with those from Hispanic-Latino culture will take place at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor from Sunday, January 29-Saturday, February 4, 2017. Titled En Español: Sounds from the Hispanosphere, the entirely free festival is the first of its kind and…

  5. SMTD presents concert pianist & celebrated speaker Jade Simmons in MLK Symposium events

    As part of the University of Michigan’s annual Revered Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance will host Jade Simmons, a classical pianist who has taken her career outside the borders of classical music and has become a renowned “emergence expert” and inspirational speaker. The event, on Sunday, January 15 at…