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.
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.
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.
Stanford Olsen (Chair)
Timothy Cheek (diction)
Martin Katz (voice literature)
Kathleen Kelly (opera)
Matthew Ozawa (opera)
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