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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. Scholar Story: Tiffany Ng

    What is the role of the arts in creating social change? According to Tiffany Ng, an assistant professor of carillon and university carillonist at the University of Michigan, artists have all different roles. She has found that the most productive and satisfying role is that of the social impact artist – someone whose artistic practice…

  2. Actress and alumna Christine Lahti will be SMTD’s commencement speaker

    Christine Lahti (BA ’72, theatre), a renowned actress of stage and screen, will be our featured speaker for the School of Music, Theatre & Dance Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 3, 2019, in Hill Auditorium. The doors at Hill open at 3:15 pm and the ceremony will begin promptly at 4:00 pm. No tickets are necessary.  A livestream will…

  3. Professor Emerita of Organ Marilyn Mason dies at 93

    Marilyn Mason, BM ‘46, MM ‘47 (organ), professor emerita of organ, died on April 4, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the age of 93. Mason was an internationally acclaimed concert organist who served on the SMTD faculty for 67 years (1947-2014), setting a record as the longest-serving faculty member in the University of Michigan’s…

  4. Pianist named winner of the Yamaha Young Performing Artists competition

      The 2019 Yamaha Young Performing Artists competition named Xinzhu (Zoe) Ma (MM ‘19, piano and chamber music) as one of its winners. Yamaha, the world’s largest instrument manufacturer, conducts this annual competition to recognize young musicians studying in the U.S. who excel in jazz, classical, and contemporary genres. This year, Ma is one of…

  5. Symphony Band and Scott Piper premiere “The Seer” by Erik Santos

    What happens when the poetry of Langston Hughes meets the music of Prof. Erik Santos and is interpreted by the University Symphony Band and voice Prof. Scott Piper? Nothing short of fireworks.