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.
For more information on various research projects around the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance please see the following links:
Michigan Musical Heritage Project (MMHP) – The Michigan Musical Heritage Project aims to capture a broad range of Michigan’s folk, ethnic, and immigrant music for the purposes of creating documentary films on the scope and depth of Michigan music and to commence the building of an archive for preservation purposes.
Renaissance Liturgical Imprints: A Census (RELICS) – This is a database of information about worship books printed before 1601. We are interested in global questions about worship in Renaissance Europe. We wish to portray here the European books of ritual for the several Catholic churches and also books for Protestant and Jewish faiths during the tumultuous generations before 1601.
Music of the United States of America – Applying the principles of critical editing to a variety of American idioms — including jazz, psalmody, popular song, twentieth-century chamber music, art song, Native American ceremony, and the Broadway show— MUSA (Music of the United States of America) is devoted to expanding the legacy of American music available for study and performance.
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