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
Variations sur Lucis Creator (1932)
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Doctoral Student in Psychology
Matthew Kim is currently a doctoral student in developmental psychology at the University of Michigan, and is also studying organ performance with Dr. James Kibbie at the UM School of Music, Theatre & Dance. A graduate of New York University, Matthew spent over two years on the research staff at MDRC, one of the nation's leading social policy research organizations. Matthew made his Carnegie Hall piano debut in 1996, and has since performed extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad. His performances and recordings of Olivier Messiaen and Beethoven on the Centaur Records label have been received with worldwide critical acclaim. The American Record Guide has hailed Matthew as “a prodigious young talent,” and he has also been featured on Minnesota Public Radio, the International Herald Tribune, and other media outlets. Matthew has a particular affinity for contemporary twentieth-century music, including the works of Messiaen, Boulez, and John Adams.
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