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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. SMTD’s Historic Pianos

    Pianos are the lifeblood of any performing arts school or conservatory. No other instrument has as many uses as a fine piano. Steinway has been the “official” piano of SMTD for more than a century. Many of our pianos are gifts from generous benefactors who have contributed to the history of the School. In honor…

  5. Always Inspirational, Forever Valiant: A Bicentennial Appreciation for the Performing Arts at Michigan

    The University of Michigan Bicentennial marks 200 years of extraordinary research, education, and public service. According to U-M’s official history, the institution was founded as one “that stresses both the life of the mind and the life of practical achievement; that is both broadly accessible and devoted to educating the leaders of the future.” While…