Michigan Muse Magazine

Spring 2018 Issue:
  • U-M joins with Glenn Close, Logic, and Brandon Marshal to Destigmatize Mental Illness
  • Performing Well

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  1. SMTD Alumni nominated for 2019 Grammy Awards

    Once again, alumni of University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance have been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards. Veteran Grammy winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (both BFA ’06, musical theatre) return to the nominees’ list for 2019 in two categories: Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for the film The Greatest Showman…

  2. Three SMTD Alumni are among Musical America’s “30 Professionals of the Year”

    Three alumni of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance – Damien Crutcher (MM ’96, conducting), Gabriela Lena Frank (DMA ’01, composition), and Erik Rönmark (DMA’04, saxophone) – have been named to Musical America’s 2018 “30 Professionals of the Year: Innovators, Independent Thinkers, and Entrepreneurs.” According to Musical America, the list comprises…

  3. M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition Terminated

    The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) has announced that its annual M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition will not return in 2019. The program, which awarded more than $200,000 in prizes annually, including a $100,000 grand prize, has been deemed financially unsustainable. To date, the competition was supported by the U-M Office…

  4. Prof. Patricia Hall and students bring rare music manuscript from Auschwitz archive to life

    A new recording by U-M students will bring to life, for the first time since WWII, music that was arranged and performed by Auschwitz prisoners. Last summer, University of Michigan music theory professor Patricia Hall traveled to the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum to conduct research on the music manuscripts in their collection. She became interested in…

  5. Musicology Alumna wins Award from the North American British Music Studies Association

    The members of the Ruth Solie Prize Committee were pleased to announce today at the American Musicological Society – San Antonio North American British Music Studies Association business meeting that the 2018 Ruth Solie Prize for Outstanding Article on British Music is awarded to Alison DeSimone (PhD ’13) for her article “‘Equally Charming, Equally Too…