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Michigan Muse Magazine


Fall 2018 Issue:
  • Back to the Future: Dave Gier returns to lead his alma mater
  • Learning how to EXCEL in NYC

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  1. 2019 SMTD Concerto Competition Winners Announced

    The 2019 School of Music, Theatre & Dance Concerto Competition winners have been announced.

  2. Winter 2019 Performing Arts EXCELerator Fellows announced

    The University of Michigan’s latest cohort of Performing Arts EXCELerator Fellows have been announced. Hosted by the EXCEL Lab at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD), this incubator program provides training, exclusive access to industry mentors, and up to $5000 in seed money for four ventures that aim to make a significant impact…

  3. SMTD will host the Chorus America Conducting Academy in July 2019

    The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) will be home to the third annual Chorus America Conducting Academy, taking place July 15-19, 2019 on the U-M campus in Ann Arbor. The Academy’s culminating performance will be staged in historic Hill Auditorium. This unique week-long program will focus on developing conductors’ choral-orchestral…

  4. The Dance Legacy Project: staging historic modern dance works

    Built for music, with its world-famous acoustics, Hill Auditorium rarely has its stage graced by dancers. Large-scale dance performances are generally reserved for the Power Center for the Performing Arts, with its versatile stage and technical sophistication. But that changed in October when the Dance Legacy Project (DLP) had its premiere performance in Hill

  5. Going Hollywood: Musical Theatre alums on screen

    Broadway may be the primary destination for graduates of SMTD’s Department of Musical Theatre, but success is also regularly found Off Broadway, on national and regional tours, and on screen as well.