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Spring 2020 – Commencement Edition Issue:
  • Johanna Kepler – 2020 Student Commencement Speaker
  • Jacob Ryan Smith – Albert Stanley Medal

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  1. Alumnus Dr. Larry Visser (DMA ’95) wins the 2021 Hymn Tune Search Winner

    Dr. Larry Visser (DMA ’95, organ) has won the 2021 Hymn Tune Search sponsored by the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. Of 213 entries submitted, the selection committee chose Dr. Visser’s tune “Embrace,” a setting of “With open arms Christ welcomes you,” a text by Thomas H. Troeger. This year’s search sought a…

  2. Still shot from the September 11 , 2021 Michigan Marching Band night-time half time show. The suite windows at the top of the stadium a lit yellow, below, the crowd, mostly wearing yellow shirts is highlighted, on the field, the Michigan Marching Band spells out HEROS in blue light (each band member has a light on their person).

    Watch the MMB 9/11 “We Remember” Half-Time Show

  3. Two Thumbs Up: SMTD Professor Christianne Myers’s Creative Demo Videos Win Kudos From Her Design Rendering Class

    When the University of Michigan canceled in-person classes in March 2020 and switched to alternative teaching formats in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Associate Professor of Theatre and Drama Christianne Myers had to think creatively―and quickly. Under ordinary teaching conditions, she presents real-time demonstrations of various design skills and techniques to first-year students in her…

  4. Competition Winners: SMTD Students in Professor Yizhak Schotten’s Viola Studio Take Top Honors at the 2021 American Viola Society Festival

    The American Viola Society Festival occurs every other year at various universities throughout the United States, but because of Covid-19, it was held virtually this year from June 2-5. The University of Michigan was a presenter of this event in 1987 when Professor of Viola Yizhak Schotten was the host chairman. The American Viola Society…

  5. A Banner Season: The Saxophone Studio of Professor Timothy McAllister Outperformed in 2021 Competitions

    The 2021 season was a banner one for the SMTD’s Saxophone Studio under the leadership of Professor of Saxophone Timothy McAllister, BM ’95, MM ’97, DMA ’02. In just one year, undergraduate and graduate students in the studio won 24 accolades for their outstanding solo and/or ensemble performances at SMTD, collegiate, national, and international music…