Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from the School of Music, Theatre & Dance!

As always, we close this year with gratitude for you, our SMTD community. To mark the season, we are thrilled to share a series of performances selected and performed by SMTD faculty.

Warmest wishes for a happy and healthy new year.

A Winter Blue Jay

performed by Malcolm Tulip
Associate Professor of Theatre & Drama and Head of Directing
Written by Sara Teasdale

Jingle Bells

performed by Michael Daugherty
Professor of Composition


God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

performed by Stephen Rush
Professor of Performing Arts Technology

Sheep May Safely Graze

performed by Amy I-Lin Cheng
Assistant Professor of Piano
by Johann Sebastian Bach

First Fruit

performed by Aaron Dworkin
Professor of Arts Leadership & Entrepreneurship
Written by Aaron Dworkin

The Snow is Dancing from Children’s Corner

performed by Christopher Harding
Professor and Chair of Piano
by Claude Debussy

The Christmas Song

performed by Michael McElroy, Chair of Musical Theatre and Arthur E. and Martha S. Hearron Endowed Professor of Music
Chelsea Packard, Clinical Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre
Tyler Driskill, Lecturer of Musical Theatre
by Robert Wells and Mel Tormé

“Frohe Hirten” from Weihnachtsoratorium

performed by Stanford Olsen, Professor of Voice
Amy Porter, Professor of Flute
Shuntaro Sugie
Leo Singer
by J.S. Bach

The Wexford Carol

performed by David Zerkel
Professor of Tuba and Euphonium


performed by Ellen Rowe
Chair of Conducting and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation

Dancing Snow

performed by Fangfei Miao
Assistant Professor of Dance

Do You Want to Build a Snowman? from Frozen

performed by Nicholas Walker
Professor of Double Bass
by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez