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Department of Strings

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The mission of the Department of Strings is to assist, guide, and encourage students in achieving the highest artistic and intellectual standard of which they are capable. Through individual instruction with a major artist-teacher, ensemble coaching, and musicianship classes, the faculty strives to promote understanding while simultaneously encouraging original, creative thought. By offering a variety of educational options, the faculty seeks to prepare students for career possibilities in traditional and emerging fields.

faculty

 

Stephen Shipps (Chair, violin)

Richard Aaron (cello)

Danielle Belen (violin)

Aaron Berofsky (violin)

Caroline Coade (viola)

Maximillian Dimoff (double bass)

Aaron Dworkin

 

Associated Faculty

Ranaan Meyer (double bass)

Stephen Molina (double bass)

Anthony D. Elliott (cello)

David Halen (violin)

Joan Raeburn Holland (harp)

Andrew W. Jennings (violin)

Yizhak Schotten (viola)

Kathryn Votapek (violin & chamber music)

 

 

 

Yoonshin Song (violin)

Enid Sutherland (baroque cello)

news

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2018 SMTD Concerto Competition Winners Announced

The winners performed violin, percussion, and piano works and will be scheduled to perform with an SMTD orchestra. more

Master class (2015) with Anthony McGill, principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic (Photo: Chris Lee)
UMS, SMTD and the New York Philharmonic Announce Details for 2017 MICHIGAN Residency

The New York Philharmonic residency will include performances, master classes, lectures, and workshops for SMTD students, including a side-by-side chamber concert. more

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21st Century Artist Intern Alice Schmitz, who spent summer 2017 interning for The Knights, a Brooklyn-based orchestra
21st Century Artist Interns: 2017-18

After spending their summers working for top performing arts organizations, four undergraduates help promote their host organization's performances in Ann Arbor.  more

Professor of Voice Louise Toppin
SMTD welcomes new faculty

SMTD is delighted to welcome new faculty in the departments of performing arts technology, strings, musical theatre, and voice. more

 

events

image for Chamber Music Forum with the Calidore String Quartet Chamber Music Forum with the Calidore String Quartet 

Thursday, February 22 - 7:00pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Glenn E. Watkins Lecture Hall
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventStudent Recital: Yu Chao Weng, violin

Saturday, February 24 - 3:00pm
Earl V. Moore Building, McIntosh Theatre
Free - no tickets required
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image for String Preparatory Academy Cello MasterclassString Preparatory Academy Cello Masterclass

Saturday, March 3 - 1:00pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Glenn E. Watkins Lecture Hall
Free - no tickets required
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image for Strings ShowcaseStrings Showcase

Jan. 23, Feb. 20, Mar. 6, Apr. 3
Earl V. Moore Building, Britton Recital Hall
Free - no tickets required
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image for Violin and Piano Studio RecitalViolin and Piano Studio Recital

Wednesday, March 7 - 7:30pm
Walgreen Drama Center, Stamps Auditorium
Free - no tickets required
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image for Student Recital: Stuart CarlsonStudent Recital: Stuart Carlson

Thursday, March 8 - 7:30pm
Off-Campus Location, The Ark, 316 S Main St, Ann Arbor
Reserved $75/$40, General Admission $20
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image for Symphony BandSymphony Band

Friday, March 9 - 8:00pm
Hill Auditorium,
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventSally Fleming Masterclass Series: Simon James, violin

Saturday, March 10 - 10:00am
Earl V. Moore Building, Room 2058
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventString Preparatory Academy Violin Masterclass

Saturday, March 10 - 2:00pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Room 2058
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventString Preparatory Academy Recital

Mar. 10, Apr. 7, Apr. 21
Earl V. Moore Building, Britton Recital Hall
Free - no tickets required
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image for Faculty Recital: Aaron Berofsky, violinFaculty Recital: Aaron Berofsky, violin

Saturday, March 10 - 8:00pm
Walgreen Drama Center, Stamps Auditorium
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventMichigan Youth Symphonic Band & Michigan Youth Symphony Orchestra

Monday, March 12 - 7:00pm
Hill Auditorium,
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventM-Prize Laureate Residency Guest Recital: Argus Quartet with Students

Wednesday, March 14 - 8:00pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Britton Recital Hall
Free - no tickets required
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image for Early Music Lecture and Master Class: Christa Patton, baroque harpsEarly Music Lecture and Master Class: Christa Patton, baroque harps

Thursday, March 15 - 5:00pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Glenn E. Watkins Lecture Hall
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventChamber Music Forum with the Argus Quartet

Thursday, March 15 - 7:00pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Glenn E. Watkins Lecture Hall
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventSenior Recital: Teagan Faran, violin

Thursday, March 15 - 7:30pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Britton Recital Hall
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventConcert Band

Friday, March 16 - 8:00pm
Hill Auditorium,
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventGuest Master Class: Patricia Terry Ross, harp

Tuesday, March 20 - 12:30pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Room 2026
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventUniversity Symphony Orchestra and University Philharmonia Orchestra

Wednesday, March 21 - 8:00pm
Hill Auditorium,
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventGuest Recital: Sereven Miahky, violin

Thursday, March 22 - 8:00pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Britton Recital Hall
Free - no tickets required
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University Orchestras and University Choirs at Hill Auditorium
Theresa Prokes and Amalia Giles performing with the Grad QuartetCody Takacs performing at Scholarship ShowcaseMaren Lawrence and Miriam Johnson, students of Professor Joan Raeburn HollandJarita Ng performing at CollageUniversity Symphony Orchestra cello sectionViolinist Renaudo Robinson in a University Philharmonia Concert

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Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower

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