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  1. SMTD to offer non-credit group piano lessons for adult beginners

    The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) has announced a new program that will be the only one in the Ann Arbor community to provide group piano instruction for adult beginners. Titled “Time for Me: Beginning Piano for Adults,” the program is open to adults in both the university community and…

  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. Performing Well

    SMTD’s new Wellness Initiative is addressing the unique physical and psychological challenges faced by performing arts students. With the exception of intercollegiate athletics, there is no program at the University of Michigan that is more physically taxing than the study of the performing arts. Instrumentalists, singers, dancers, and actors constantly use their bodies in service to…

  4. 2018 SMTD Concerto Competition Winners Announced

    The 2018 School of Music, Theatre & Dance Concerto Competition winners have been announced. The winners in the undergraduate category are: Yu Chao Weng, BM ’19, violin, who performed Béla Bartók’s Violin Concerto no. 2, accompanied by Narae Joo on piano. Jiyuan Zhang, BM’ 18, piano, who performed Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of…

  5. Video Game Music Conference to take place at U-M

    The fifth annual North American Conference on Video Game Music (NACVGM) will be held at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) on Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 9 am to 6 pm each day. The program, daily schedule, and registration information can be found at smtd.umich.edu/nacvgm. The conference is…