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Grand Night for Singing graphic - photos of singers surrounding a digital web.
Grand Night for Singing goes virtual! Focusing on themes of social justice, community, and connection, performers from all aspects of vocal music at SMTD will perform traditional songs and new works.  Watch live on October 29 at 8PM. More information

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Meghann Powell illustration of Moore Building, with pianist, dancer and bass player wearing University of Michigan logo clothing
Alumna Meghann Powell (BFA '01, University of Michigan Theatre Design & Production) has been working as an illustrator and graphic designer for over 10 years and designed the cover for the new SMTD Admissions Viewbook. Learn more about Meghann and her artwork

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Performer in front of a projection of a bassoonist onto a sheet.
How do you prepare artists for a future with deserted performance venues, reduced audiences and budget cuts? This summer, student teams and faculty members from the University of Michigan have been exploring the possibilities of learning, design and performance in the digital space. Learn more

Become the Artist You’re Meant to Be

Choosing where you will study performing arts has never been more important. Learning to master your craft with internationally renowned artists and scholars who are not only at the top of their field, but are also great teachers, is a top priority

Spotlight On Students

Elisha Willinger, clarinet, Jillian Kouzel, oboe, Allison Nicotera, bassoon, Kathryn Marks, horn, and Jordan Smith, flute

Argo Winds

Argo Winds began rehearsing together in the Fall of 2019 as a reading group to help members prepare for their various preliminary exams as doctoral students at the University of Michigan. Since the start of the pandemic, the group has looked for other opportunities to perform and create music. Read more

Spotlight On Faculty

Erik Santos

Erik Santos, Professor of Composition

Erik Santos is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, singer, producer, and teacher, who is active in many musical genres. Read more

Spotlight On Alumni

Converge Quartet -standing with their instruments in front of a sunset, left to right, Hanna Rumora, cello, Ryan McDonald, viola, Malhar Kute, violin, and Megan Rohrer, violin.

Converge Quartet

The Converge Quartet is an Ann Arbor based string quartet dedicated to studying and performing works by University of Michigan student composers. Read more

Forge Your Career

SMTD is revolutionizing the way performing arts students prepare for their careers.  We boast one of the nation’s most robust career planning and entrepreneurship programs for the performing arts—EXCEL (Excellence in Entrepreneurship, Career Empowerment & Leadership)—which includes generous funding for student ventures. We also offer a rich variety of Community Engagement programs across multiple disciplines, providing students with hands-on work experience. SMTD is empowering students to embrace a brave new world of career possibilities, and to live a fulfilling and creative life, made possible by an exceptional education.