The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance educates the artists, scholars, educators and entrepreneurs of the future. Students are prepared with expert skills, instilled with passionate enthusiasm, and emboldened to challenge and inspire the world through the power of the performing arts.
After spending their summers working for top performing arts organizations, four undergraduates help promote their host organization's performances in Ann Arbor.
SMTD has partnered with the Gershwin family to bring the music of George and Ira Gershwin to students, scholars, performers and audiences across campus and worldwide.
Composer Sydney Hodkinson will be making a number of trips to Ann Arbor during the Winter term as the 2011-2012 William Bolcom Guest Professor of Composition. Hodkinson has deep roots in Michigan, having graduated with his DMA in composition from UofM in 1968, and eventually teaching here. He has an extensive catalogue of over 250 works spanning a variety of genres and instrumentations many of which will be performed during this residency.
Hodkinson's teachers include Elliot Carter, Milton Babbit, Roger Sessions, Lesley Bassett, Ross Lee Finney and Niccolo Castiglioni Benjamin Britten, and Louis Dallipicolla. Hodkinson went on to teach at the Universities of Virginia, Ohio and Michigan, as well as The Eastman School of Music from which he retired in 1999. He currently conducts the Contemporary Ensemble and teaches composition at the Aspen Colorado Music Festival and School.
Sydney's works have garnered awards from the National Institute of Arts and Letters, Guggenheim Foundation, the Canada Council, The National Endowment for the Arts and many more. The composition department looks forward to Hodkinson's guest professorship.
Alumnus Michael-Thomas Foumai, MM '11, DMA '14, was named one of the 2017 Morton Gould Young Composer Award recipients by ASCAP. 03/30/2017
The India Program is Music to Their Ears 10/18/2016
SMTD’s Collage Concert XXXIX 01/07/2016
DMA composition student Patrick Harlin has been named the first-ever winner of the Hermitage Prize, awarded by the Aspen Music Festival and the Hermitage Artist Retreat. 09/04/2013
Composer Lera Auerbach's Residency Announced 01/24/2013
Brave New Works residency announced 11/20/2011
UMMA Concert Series: 6 x 8 04/03/2011
Daugherty’s Metropolis Wins Three GRAMMYs 02/14/2011
Joseph Schwantner Guest Residency 11/22/2009
ONCE. MORE 2010 Announced 05/01/2009
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