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Yaniv Dinur wins Eduardo Mata Interanational Conducting Competition


Yaniv Dinur won a special prize in the Fourth Eduardo Mata International Conducting Competition that was held in Mexico City in September 22-27. 16 participants were invited to the competition out of 103 applicants from 33 countries around the world. 6 participants were chosen to go on to the Semi-Final round, and 3 of them made it to the Finals. The gala concert of the competition was broadcasted live on Mexican national television.  There was only one prize at stake, as the Mata Competition awards only the first prize. However, the jury of the competition decided to create another prize especially for Yaniv, $2000 and concerts with different orchestras in Latin America.  In a review that was publish in the national Mexico newspaper "La Jornada" was written: "Dinur swept the audience even before he appeared on stage: he ordered the stage manager to remove the music stand, which was already spectacular for conducting from memory lets you concentrate on making music. And so he did to the delight of the public."   Yaniv is currently in his third and last year of the DMA Orchestral Conducting program with Kenneth Kiesler.

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September 2017
March 2014

U-M UpstART Festival Begins 03/31/2014

Students Present "Wall-to-Wall Theatre Festival" 03/27/2014

First-Ever SMTD Chamber Music Competition Launches April 5 03/27/2014

Doctoral Fellow Named MTNA Distinguished Composer of the Year 03/26/2014

Theatre Student Lands Major TV Role 03/25/2014

Elizabeth Batiuk (ethnomusicology) has been chosen as a fellow at the Sweetland/Rackham Dissertation Writing Institute for spring 2014 and James McNally (ethnomusicology) received a summer and academic year FLAS for the study of Portuguese.    03/17/2014

Musicology graduate student Elizabeth McLain has been awarded a prestigious Lurcy Fellowship for research in France during the 2014-2015 academic year.   03/14/2014

December 2013

SMTD students Zoe Kumagai, Stephanie Aboukasm, and Adam DesJardins are among students profiled in an LSA article about the "Michigan in Washington" program, in which students intern at various Washington, DC organizations and businesses, including the National Symphony Orchestra, the Kennedy Center, and the Washington Performing Arts Society.    12/10/2013

October 2013
August 2013

Evan Zegiel, a sophomore who studies with Fritz Kaenzig, was the First Place winner in the Tuba Student division of the 2013 Leonard Falcone International Euphonium & Tuba Festival.     08/21/2013

July 2013

Professor Ashley Lucas and three Theatre & Drama students are engaged in an intensive exchange program with UniRio in Rio de Janiero, Brazil this summer, where they are blogging about their experiences in UniRio's prison arts program and more.   07/12/2013

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