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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. UMS, SMTD and the New York Philharmonic Announce Details for 2017 MICHIGAN Residency

    The University Musical Society of the University of Michigan (UMS) and the New York Philharmonic, in conjunction with the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD), announce full details for the New York Philharmonic’s 2017 residency in Ann Arbor, taking place November 16-19, 2017. The residency will feature numerous performances, master classes,…

  4. Piano student launches non-profit “Girls Rock Detroit”

    This article first appeared as part of an Innovate Blue blog entry titled “Wolverine Women to Watch in 2016,” published on March 25, 2016. Although trained as a classical pianist, School of Music, Theatre & Dance student Melissa Coppola had a passion for rock and pop music from a young age. She heard about a…