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Michigan Muse Magazine

Spring 2019 Issue:
  • The Chamber Music Sandbox
  • Hands-On Experience with the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments

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  1. Piano DMA student wins first prize at North Carolina piano competition

    School of Music, Theatre & Dance’s Ji-Hyang Gwak, a DMA student in Piano Performance, won the $10,000 First Prize at the High Point University Piano Competition in North Carolina, on Saturday, September 7. She performed a recital of Beethoven, Schubert, and Carl Vine as one of three finalists, chosen from a very strong field of…

  2. Summer is Grand

    Gil Scott Chapman (MM ‘16 Improvisation; BFA ‘13 Jazz Studies) has a fantastic summer gig. His day begins with a mile-long walk. Along the way he passes tourists – LOTS of tourists – walking, biking, and riding in horse-drawn carriages. He walks because there are no cars. Gil is one of a small number of…

  3. Prof. Yizhak Schotten to be awarded prestigious American Viola Society Award

    In June 2020, Professor Yizhak Schotten (viola) will be awarded the American Viola Society (AVS) Career Achievement Award for Distinguished Contributions to Viola Performance and/or Teaching.  Since 1997, this extremely prestigious award has only been bestowed to 13 viola professionals. The award committee cited Schotten’s strong legacy of teaching excellence, his important recordings (notably his Viola 1919: Hindemith, Clarke,…

  4. Reflecting On Jimi Hendrix’s Star-Spangled Banner as Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary Approaches

    Mark Clague, associate professor of musicology at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, is one of the nation’s foremost experts on “The Star-Spangled Banner,” among many other facets of American music. Clague is the founding board chair of the Star Spangled Music Foundation and editor and producer of the “Star Spangled…

  5. I Hear A Symphony: For U-M violin student, hearing loss is not a disability