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  1. SMTD Alumni nominated for 2021 Grammy Awards

    Once again, alumni of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance have been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards.* This year saw SMTD have three nominees in the Best Classical Solo Vocal Album. Tenor Brian Giebler (MM ’12, voice) received his first Grammy nomination for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album, for his debut…

  2. William Malm playing samisen.

    Professor Emeritus W. Malm Receives Imperial Decorations from Japan

    On April 29, 2020, Professor Emeritus of Musicology William Malm was bestowed the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon from the Japanese government in recognition of his contributions toward promoting academic exchange and strengthening the relationship between Japan and the United States. “I entered Japan in 1955 as a UCLA graduate…

  3. Charles Lwanga smiling.

    Charles Lwanga Joins SMTD Department of Musicology in Fall Semester

    Charles Lwanga joins the faculty of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance as Clinical Assistant Professor of Music (Musicology) in Fall 2020.  “I am extremely honored to be joining the faculty of the School of Music, Theater & Dance at the University of Michigan, as Clinical Assistant Professor of Music (Musicology),” said Lwanga. The University of…

  4. Mackenzie Pierce smiling

    Mackenzie Pierce Joins SMTD in Fall 2020

    Mackenzie Pierce joins the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance as an Assistant Professor of Music (Musicology) in Fall 2020.  “I couldn’t be more excited to join the faculty of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance,” said Pierce. “The School is famous for its dedication to sharpening the…

  5. 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…