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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Torres named 2021 Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award recipient

    Javier Torres, a senior in violin performance, was named the 2021 Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award recipient by the Theodore Presser Foundation. Through the generosity of the Presser Foundation, this award is given annually to one SMTD undergraduate student for their musical and academic merit. Torres, who studies violin under Professor Danielle Belén, will be awarded…

  4. 2021 Briggs Chamber Music Competition Winners Announced

    On Saturday, April 10, the 2021 Briggs Chamber Music Competition was held in Britton Recital Hall and McIntosh Theatre. The Briggs Competition was created in an ongoing effort to encourage the excellence of chamber music performance at SMTD and to provide performance opportunities for various ensembles. It is named in honor of its benefactors and…

  5. Nicholas Walker joins SMTD in Fall 2021

    Nicholas Walker will join the School of Music, Theatre & Dance as a Visiting Professor of Music (double bass) during the 2021-22 academic year. “I am delighted to join the U-M SMTD community as a Visiting Professor of Music beginning in the Fall of 2021,” said Walker. “I have admired the scope and depth of…