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  1. Musical Theatre alumni Benj Pasek and Justin Paul win Golden Globe for their lyrics for “La La Land”

    Congratulations to musical theatre alums Benj Pasek and Justin Paul on their Golden Globes win for “Best Original Song” for “City of Stars” from La La Land. They wrote the lyrics for “City of Stars,” with music by Justin Hurwitz. This is the pair’s first Golden Globe nomination and win.

  2. 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…

  3. $1 million gift from Ronald N. and Eileen Weiser will support SMTD career development program

    Retired Ambassador Ronald N. Weiser (BBA ’66) and Eileen Weiser (MMus ’75) have designated a $1 million gift to the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) in support of the School’s career development program, EXCEL: Excellence in Entrepreneurship, Career Empowerment & Leadership. The gift will establish the Meta Weiser EXCEL Fund in honor of…

  4. SMTD Professors Daugherty and Gramley Receive GRAMMY Nominations

    Two University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) faculty members have been nominated for multiple GRAMMY® Awards. A new album of music by Michael Daugherty (composition), Tales of Hemingway on the Naxos label, has been nominated for three awards. Recorded with the Nashville Symphony conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero, the album’s title work, Tales of Hemingway…

  5. SMTD’s Giving Blueday Gets a $12K Jumpstart From Aaron and Afa Dworkin

    On November 29, 2016, the University of Michigan will hold its third annual Giving Blueday, a 24-hour day of giving, scheduled on Giving Tuesday-a global day of giving following Thanksgiving weekend. For the second year in a row, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) is focusing its Giving Blueday efforts on raising funds…