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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. Prof. Michael Daugherty’s new CD features Prof. Amy Porter, alumna Carol Jantsch, and Dame Evelyn Glennie

    A new CD on the Naxos American Classics label features three concerti (and two world premiere recordings) by GRAMMY Award-winner Michael Daugherty, professor of composition at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance Titled Dreamachine, the album is performed by the Albany Symphony under music director David Alan Miller. It includes: Trail of Tears* for…

  3. SMTD Alumni Win GRAMMY Awards

    Alumni of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance were named winners at the 60th GRAMMY Awards, which took  place at New York City on Sunday, January 28. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (BFA ’06, musical theatre), composers and lyricists for Dear Evan Hansen, won the GRAMMY for “Musical Theater Album,” for…

  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. SMTD Alumni Receive 2018 Grammy Nominations

    The 2018 GRAMMY nominations were announced on November 28 and several University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance alumni were either nominated or are featured performers on nominated albums. The strongest SMTD representation was in the category of “Musical Theater Album,” with all three recordings having SMTD alumni involved. They include Ian Eisendrath…