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.
Recognizing extraordinary excellence in performing arts entrepreneurship, leadership, and social impact, the EXCELprize will insure sustainability of festival in future years.
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.
Iman Habibi, a DMA student in composition, is the winner of SMTD's 2016 Brehm Prize in Choral Composition. The winning composition, "The Rose of Midnight," is based off a poem by Vachel Lindsay. Habibi was among several talented and imaginative composers who submitted to this year's competition. The Brehm Prize in Choral Composition is a yearly tradition established by William (BS '50, MS '52) and Dolores Brehm to encourage the composition of choral works. Professor Jerry Blackstone, director of Choirs and chair of the Conducting Department, said, "'The Rose of Midnight' is a beautifully evocative piece, and I look forward to leading the performance of the work with the Chamber Choir during the Fall 2016 term."
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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