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  1. Inspiring the Michigan Experience

    What is a quintessential “Michigan experience”? For many, it’s that initial thrill of seeing the Michigan Marching Band enter the stadium…the stirring pride of hearing a U-M ensemble perform “The Victors”…the buzz of excitement in a packed Hill Auditorium that precedes the start of the annual Collage Concert. The fact is, a large number of…

  2. Learning From the Best–A Student Celebration of SMTD Faculty

    Like many School of Music, Theatre & Dance students, Henry Nettleton, a musical theatre junior, chose U-M based on the faculty. While in high school, he attended SMTD’s “MPulse” summer program for musical theatre, run by Department of Musical Theatre chair Brent Wagner. “I was astounded at Professor Wagner’s scholarship and specificity, and his attention…

  3. Building the Future of Dance

    Since moving into its first official headquarters on Maynard Street 120 years ago, the teaching and performance facilities of U-M’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance have slowly but steadily evolved (see timeline). That evolution continues in 2014 when the 50-year-old Moore Building is slated to undergo a major renovation and expansion, bringing the Eero…

  4. 2013 SMTD Commencement Award Winners Announced

    Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Commencement Awards from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. The Albert A. Stanley Medal is the highest honor awarded by the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. It commemorates the long and distinguished service of Albert A. Stanley, Director of the School of Music…

  5. 2012 Musicology Department Awards and Accomplishments

    Students and Recent Graduates Alexander Cannon (Ethnomusicology) has accepted a position at Western Michigan University beginning in Fall 2012. Abby Anderton (Historical Musicology) successfully defended her dissertation entitled “‘In den Ruinen der alten Philharmonie’: Classical Music, Propaganda, and the American Cultural Agenda in West Berlin (1945-1961).” J. Ryan Bodiford (Ethnomusicology) has received a Rackham International Research Award, an…