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  1. UMS and SMTD Announce the 2018 Cohort of 21st Century Artist Interns

    The University Musical Society (UMS) and the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD), through its EXCEL Lab, are proud to announce the 2018 cohort of 21st Century Artist Interns. These four students, all SMTD undergraduates, will spend the summer working with a professional dance, theater, or music ensemble that UMS will present during the 2018-19 season. When they return…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 2017 Concerto Competition Winners Announced

    The 2017 School of Music, Theatre & Dance Concerto Competition winners have been announced. The winners in the undergraduate category are: Stuart Carlson (BM ’18, violin), performing Berg’s Violinkonzert. Carlson’s studio instructor is Stephen Shipps and he holds an undergrad scholarship. Samuel Kidd (BM ’17, voice), performing Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder. Kidd’s studio instructor is Freda Herseth and he…