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2013 SMTD Commencement Award Winners Announced

 03/20/2013

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 from 1888 to 1921. This award is presented annually to the graduating senior who, during the last two years, has been most outstanding in his or her curriculum, with special consideration given to scholarship and public performance.

The Albert A. Stanley Medal - Tehillah Frederick (Dance)

 

The Earl V. Moore Awards are given annually for outstanding achievement in the School of Music, Theatre, & Dance. The awards are named for Earl Vincent Moore, who came to the University of Michigan School of Music as a freshman in 1908, joined the faculty in 1912, and served first as Director, then as Dean of the School from 1923 to 1960.

The Earl V. Moore Award in Dance - Kathleen Telfer (Dance)

The Earl V. Moore Award in Music - Benjamin Sieverding (Voice)

The Earl V. Moore Award in Music - David Biedenbender (Composition)

The Earl V. Moore Award in Musical Theatre - Jane Bruce

The Earl V. Moore Award in Theatre - Eli Schlatter

 

The Willis Patterson Diversity Award is presented to a graduating student who has used his or her talents and scholarly abilities to enhance the development of, and appreciation for, a more culturally and ethnically diverse community in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. The award is named for Willis Patterson, who served the School of Music for 31 years, as Professor of Voice and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Faculty Appointments.

The Williis Patterson Diversity Award - Ashley Park (Musical Theatre)

The Willis Patterson Diversity Award - Ronald Perkins (Voice)

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March 2014

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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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Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

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