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.
A recent work by DMA composition student Patrick Harlin will be performed by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra next fall in classical subscription series concerts. The work, titled Rapture, will be performed by the SLS on Sept. 27 and 28 at Powell Hall in St. Louis, MO. The program will also include Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 and Ein Heldenleben by Strauss. This will be Harlin's second performance in Missouri, the first being the premiere of his work Shadow Dancer by the renowned chamber orchestra Alarm WIll Sound at the 2012 MIZZOU International Composers Festival. Harlin was selected as a resident composer for the 2012 festival where he spent a week working with the ensemble. Shadow Dancer for full orchestra had its premiere by the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra in February under the baton of graduate student conductor Elim Chan.
In 2012 La Orchestra Metropolitana de Cordoba of Argentina commissioned Harlin for a string orchestra work titled Marea Alta. He attended the world premiere at El Teatro del Libertador in Cordoba, and gave master classes at the local universities. Marea Alta will receive its U.S. premiere later this spring at the University of Michigan. Harlin has also been selected as a composer for the 2013 Aspen Summer Music Festival, in Aspen, CO. To listen to his music visit www.patrickharlin.com.
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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