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.
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.
Since the early 1600s, peoples and cultures from many parts of the world have settled in the upper Midwestern region of North America. Joining an existing diverse population of indigenous Algonquian people, the new immigrants created cultural enclaves and transplanted many aspects of their parent cultures in the state, thereby creating a rich musical mosaic that to date has not been fully and sufficiently explored.
"Documenting Michigan's Musical Legacies!"
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