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Department of Voice

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The Voice Department is dedicated to the thorough training and preparation of highly talented singers for professional careers. Students receive outstanding vocal training and coaching by a distinguished resident faculty and are encouraged and mentored to develop their highest levels of artistry, creativity, and musicianship, while benefitting from a wide array of performance opportunities and academic programs in theory, history, languages, acting, dance, and pedagogy.

 

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All roles in regularly scheduled opera, choral, chamber music, and musical theatre performances are performed by students. The Jessye Norman Master Class Series sponsors master classes and visits by distinguished artists, which further enrich the curriculum.

 

 

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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

image for Regents appoint Melody Racine as interim dean of SMTD
Regents appoint Melody Racine as interim dean of SMTD

Melody Racine, senior associate dean for academic, faculty, and student affairs at SMTD will step in as interim dean of the school, effective Aug. 16. more

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Video Still of "Seven Words of the Unarmed" performance by U-M Men's Glee Club, Courtesy Chris McElroy, Michigan Media
U-M Glee Club's 'Love, Life & Loss' film wins 5 Michigan chapter EMMY® Awards

Love, Life & Loss, featuring the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club, won five EMMY's at The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Michigan Chapter) 39th EMMY® Award Ceremony. more

image for Eugene Rogers will succeed Jerry Blackstone as Director of Choral Activities in July 2018
Eugene Rogers will succeed Jerry Blackstone as Director of Choral Activities in July 2018

Rogers, a two-time alumnus of SMTD, will assume his new role following Blackstone's retirement next spring.  more

 

events

image for Symphony BandSymphony Band

Friday, October 20 - 8:00pm
Hill Auditorium
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventOrpheus Singers

Sunday, October 22 - 7:00pm
Walgreen Drama Center, Stamps Auditorium
Free - no tickets required
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image for A-maize-ing SMTDA-maize-ing SMTD

Friday, October 27 - 6:00pm
Hill Auditorium
Free - no tickets required
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image for Don Chisholm Jazz Vocal Master Class: Sunny WilkinsonDon Chisholm Jazz Vocal Master Class: Sunny Wilkinson

Oct. 29, Nov. 19
Stearns Building, Cady Room
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventUniversity Choir

Tuesday, October 31 - 8:00pm
Hill Auditorium
Free - no tickets required
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image for Jessye Norman Masterclass Series: Alek Shrader, tenorJessye Norman Masterclass Series: Alek Shrader, tenor

Wednesday, November 1 - 7:00pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Britton Recital Hall
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventWomen’s Glee Club

Saturday, November 4 - 3:00pm
Hill Auditorium
$15 general admission/$5 U-M students
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SMTD logo for eventEarly Music Choir & Chamber Music

Wednesday, November 8 - 8:00pm
Earl V. Moore Building, McIntosh Theatre
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventDinner at Eight

November 9 - 12
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Reserved seating $30/$24/$12 with student ID
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SMTD logo for eventMen’s Glee Club: Ambassadors of Song

Saturday, November 11 - 8:00pm
Hill Auditorium
General Admission $20/$15/$5
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image for Department of Voice RecitalDepartment of Voice Recital

Oct. 2, Nov. 13, Dec. 11
Earl V. Moore Building, Britton Recital Hall
Free - no tickets required
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Voice Study at U-M: Meet our students
soloist at the annual Scholarship Showcase<em>Eugene Onegin</em>Chamber Choir, conducted by Professor Jerry Blackstone<em>La Boheme</em>soloist at the annual Collage concertChamber Choir and University Symphony Orchestra in Hill Auditorium<em>Marriage of Figaro</em>
"The U-M Voice program is designed to offer our students a nurturing environment for the development of their singing and acting skills, as well as numerous performance opportunities where they can also spread their wings with experience that builds careers in a healthy way."
Robert Swedberg, Associate Professor of Opera

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