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Reunion & Homecoming

Reunion weekend is October 5-7, 2018.

The School of Music, Theatre & Dance is planning the following events for alumni, friends, and family to enjoy. Please contact Ellen Kettler for more information.

SMTD Homecoming Open House

E. V. Moore Building
Friday, October 5, 2018
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Explore the renovated and expanded Moore Building while it is alive with the sounds of music. Several of SMTD’s performance ensembles will open their rehearsals to guests. SMTD’s new dean and the associate deans will host a light reception for all alumni in the Soderquist Atrium. Student-led tours of the building will be available This event is free; registration will be available in July 2018.

SMTD Alumni Society Awards Ceremony and Reception

Britton Recital Hall, E. V. Moore Building
Friday, October 5, 2018
7:00pm – 9:00pm
The following distinguished alumni will be honored as 2018 award recipients: Jessye Norman (MM ‘68 voice; Sc.D.Hon ’87), Frank Ticheli (MM ’83, trumpet and composition; DMA ’87, music composition), Lucy Head Dhegrae (BM ’08, voice), Stephen Siercks (BFA ’07, design and production), Dee Tomasetta (BFA ’14, dance), Janai Brugger (MM ’09, voice), and the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago. A reception immediately follows the awards ceremony in the Soderquist Atrium to celebrate the award recipients and the milestone reunion classes. This event is free; registration will be available in July 2018.

2017 Alumni Awards Winners (from left): Christopher Koelsch, Thayer Jonutz, Ali Woerner, Jennifer Harge, Marianne Ploger, and Shannon McGinnis. (Not pictured: Gerald Cleaver and Darren Criss.)