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  1. Lance Schwiderson

    Student Spotlight – Lance Schwiderson

    Lance Schwiderson/Amanduh (BFA ’23, Interarts Performance) is a nonbinary visual and performing artist. Specifically they are focused on animation and drag performance. Read more

  2. Gil at piano at the Grand Hotel, 2020.

    Summer is Grand

    Gil Scott Chapman (MM ‘16 Improvisation; BFA ‘13 Jazz Studies) has a fantastic summer gig. His day begins with a mile-long walk. Along the way he passes tourists – LOTS of tourists – walking, biking, and riding in horse-drawn carriages. He walks because there are no cars. Gil is one of a small number of…

  3. SMTD Alumni nominated for 2021 Grammy Awards

    Once again, alumni of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance have been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards.* This year saw SMTD have three nominees in the Best Classical Solo Vocal Album. Tenor Brian Giebler (MM ’12, voice) received his first Grammy nomination for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album, for his debut…

  4. Emeritus Professor Shirley named an inaugural inductee of the Opera Hall of Fame

    George Shirley, Joseph Edgar Maddy Distinguished University emeritus professor of voice, was named one of the Opera Hall of Fame’s 10 inaugural inductees. The Opera Hall of Fame recognizes the achievements of outstanding living American artists, administrators, and advocates who have strengthened the art form and the field. It was established in 2020 on the…

  5. David Jackson with trombone

    Faculty Spotlight – David Jackson

    Professor David Jackson (MM ’92, BM ’91, trombone performance) is an active performer, a champion of new music, and a dedicated teacher. Read more