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.
A group of jazz percussion students will spend spring break in Cuba, for a week of study and performance with Cuban musicians and students, as well as an immersive exploration of Cuban culture and history.
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.
Professor of Musicology
Office: 402 BMT
Joseph Lam is a historian specializing in Chinese, Asian, and Asian American music. He has published and lectured widely in America, Asia, and Europe. Two of his recent publications are State Sacrifices and Music in Ming China: Orthodoxy, Creativity, and Expressiveness, and Embracing Asian American Music as an Heuristic Device, Journal of Asian American Studies. Professor Lam is the editor of the ACMR Reports: Journal of the Association for Chinese Music Research, and president of the Conference on Chinese Oral and Performing Literature. Prior to joining the Michigan faculty, Mr. Lam taught at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
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