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  1. Maya Imani Alwan - Willis Patterson Diversity Award Winner

    Maya Imani Alwan – Willis Patterson Diversity Award

    Maya Imani Alwan completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre with a minor in Community Action and Social Change from the School of Social Work. During her time at U-M, Alwan advocated for diversity, equity, and inclusion as a member of the Musical Theatre Student Advisory Committee and as an SMTD DEI Ambassador….

  2. Aaron Robinson - Earl V. Moore Award Winner for Musical Theatre

    Aaron Robinson – Earl V. Moore Award (Musical Theatre)

    Aaron Robinson earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre this spring. He sends heaps of love and gratitude to his family, friends, and educators—without whom no successes would be possible. Academic and career accomplishments 2014 Kentucky Performing Arts Governor’s School for the Arts winner in musical theatre 2016 National YoungArts Foundation Winner in…

  3. Jacob Ryan Smith - Albert Stanley Medal Recipient

    Jacob Ryan Smith – Albert Stanley Medal

    Jacob Ryan Smith completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre and was one of the first-ever graduates to earn the new Musical Composition minor. He has been writing for over a decade, having written four full-length musicals; two short, 15-minute musicals; a short musical film; a song cycle; and hundreds of pop…

  4. 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…

  5. Why Awards Matter

    SMTD Alumni Reflect on Their Top Honors The Long View They say it’s an honor just to be nominated, but after four Tony nods over a 14-year span—and a successful and varied career as a stage actress—Celia Keenan-Bolger, BM ’00 (musical theatre) was eager to take home a trophy. “With each nomination, I found that my…