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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.
Metropolis Symphony, a work by Professor Michael Daugherty and performed by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrero conducting, won three Grammys: Best Engineered Album, Classical; Best Orchestral Performance; and Best Classical Contemporary Composition. Hear an excerpt from the work, read more about the work from NPR and more about the composer in the Fall 2009 Michigan Muse.
"I am incredibly excited and honored to be recognized by the Grammys," texted Daugherty, who was in LA to accept the award. "I owe so much to all the fantastic musicians I have worked with over the years and those who taught me music as I was growing up back in Cedar Rapids, IA. . . . it shows what a inspiring place Ann Arbor is for an artist to live and create music, what a great place the University of Michigan is to teach young composers who very well may be here to accept their own Grammy some day!"
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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