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  1. SMTD receives $5 million scholarship gift from William and Delores Brehm

    The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) has received a gift of $5 million in support of scholarships from dedicated U-M benefactors William K. and Delores S. Brehm in honor of Christopher Kendall, former dean of SMTD, who served from 2005-2015. This William K. and Delores S. Brehm Scholarship Fund honoring…

  2. Department of Musical Theatre receives major gifts from Broadway producer Jeffrey Seller and philanthropist James Kershner

    University of Michigan alum and Tony-award winning producer Jeffrey Seller (BA ’86, LSA), and James Kershner, a Chicago-based arts philanthropist and real estate businessman, have each made major gifts in support of the Department of Musical Theatre at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Seller has established the Jeffrey Seller Scholarship Fund to support…

  3. SMTD Welcomes Alumnus Paul Harkins as Development & External Relations Chief

    The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) has named alumnus Paul Harkins (BM ’86, MM ’95, percussion performance) as its chief development & external relations officer, overseeing all fundraising and communications efforts for the school, effective January 16, 2017. He succeeds Maureen Schafer who has joined the U-M Office of University Development (OUD) as senior…

  4. Regent Andrea Fischer Newman and Frank Newman make $1 million gift in support of Theatre & Drama

    Regent Andrea Fischer Newman and her husband Frank Newman have made a gift of $1 million to support three critical areas within the Department of Theatre & Drama at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD). The tripartite gift provides holistic support by funding scholarships, a facility upgrade, and the all-important…

  5. $1 million gift from Ronald N. and Eileen Weiser will support SMTD career development program

    Retired Ambassador Ronald N. Weiser (BBA ’66) and Eileen Weiser (MMus ’75) have designated a $1 million gift to the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) in support of the School’s career development program, EXCEL: Excellence in Entrepreneurship, Career Empowerment & Leadership. The gift will establish the Meta Weiser EXCEL Fund in honor of…