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  1. Sean Grier - Earl V. Moore Award (Music)

    Sean Grier – Earl V. Moore Award (Music)

    Sean Grier completed a master’s degree in Music Education and will begin his PhD, also in Music Education, at Michigan this fall. Before beginning his master’s in the Fall 2018, Grier taught middle and high school choral music for nine years in Durham, North Carolina. Grier’s teaching and research interests include examining music education’s intersections…

  2. Alumnus Ben Henri wins 2020 Jeopardy! Teacher Tournament

    This June, Ben Henri, BM ’06 (music education), who has enjoyed the last 14 years teaching choral music in Michigan schools, competed in and won the 2020 Jeopardy! Teacher Tournament. “The rush of emotions was overwhelming,” said Henri. “My family, friends, and students have given me so much, and I kept thinking, ‘What on Earth…

  3. U-M Arts Initiative Seeks Project Proposals, Stakeholder Input *Updated Deadline 3/23*

    A new presidential Arts Initiative at the University of Michigan is seeking proposals from faculty, students and staff for pilot projects that will be funded as part of the launch of a two-year startup phase. Announced by President Mark Schlissel in October 2019, the Arts Initiative was established by a working group of leaders from…

  4. Jackson, MI Band Director One of 400+ SMTD Alums Teaching ‘More Than Music’ in Classrooms Across the State

    When Bryan Mangiavellano decided to pursue a career in conducting and music education, he imagined leading a large collegiate marching band one day. Accepting his first job as director of bands at Northwest High School in Jackson 16 years ago was supposed to be the first in a series of steps that would get him…

  5. Actress and activist Christine Lahti (BA ’72, theatre) delivers the 2019 SMTD commencement address

    View a video of her speech here. Content warning: this speech contains adult language.