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  1. 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…

  2. Glancing Back, Dancing Forward

    The University of Michigan Bicentennial celebration spans the full calendar year of 2017, and the Department of Dance will be one of the first on campus to usher in the festivities. The annual Power Center dance concerts, slated for February 2-5, will celebrate the long and distinguished presence of dance on campus and feature choreography…

  3. 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.

  4. 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…

  5. $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…