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.
Works of Jehan Alain (1911-1940) recorded on the organs of the University of Michigan by students of James Kibbie in honor of the centennial of the composer’s birth
"When the Christian soul in its distress no longer finds new words to implore the mercy of God, it repeats the same invocation incessantly with a vehement faith. Reason has reached its limit. Faith alone continues upward."
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Susan De Kam
Doctoral Candidate in Organ Performance
Susan De Kam completed her undergraduate studies with a major in piano at Hope College and studied organ with Huw Lewis. In 2004, she earned her Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan where she studied with Robert Glasgow. She continues her studies at the University of Michigan where she is a doctoral candidate in organ performance studying with James Kibbie. She has performed throughout the United States and Europe and has been a prizewinner in many organ competitions, both nationally and internationally. In addition, she has been a featured performer at the American Guild of Organists National Convention and the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Hall in Dallas, Texas.
Now living in Dallas, Texas, she is Artist-in-Residence at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Dallas and also maintains a private piano and organ studio. She recently finished recording her debut solo CD, produced by Pro Organo, which will be available in the Spring of 2011. You are invited to visit www.susandekam.com for more information about upcoming events, live audio samples, and more.
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