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Pensive Martin Luther King, Jr.

Celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through events and performances. READ MORE

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Proving Up publicity image - abandoned broken down barn on a desolate prairie

The student designers of Proving Up have won multiple individual and team awards at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Region 3 Festival for their work. Read more

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Hill Auditorium covered in snow - drawing by Meghann Powell

Please enjoy a multimedia celebration featuring some of the extraordinary SMTD student and faculty accomplishments this year. Read 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

Composer Griffin Candey

Composition DMA candidate Griffin Candey talks about his time at SMTD and what he's looking forward to in 2021. Read More

Spotlight On Students

Daniel Kumapayi seated outside in front of the Moore pond with his bass.

Recent graduate Daniel Ayomide Kumapayi is is the founder of Àkójọpọ̀ Music Foundation, dedicated to bring awareness and support towards instrumentalists and composers in Lagos, Nigeria. Read more

Spotlight On Faculty

Matt Albert in the woods.

Assistant Professor and Chair of Chamber Music Matt Albert is an active performer, a champion of new music, and a dedicated teacher. 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.