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  1. The Evolution of SMTD: An Insider’s Account of the Transition from a Classic Music School to a Comprehensive School of Performing Arts

    Professor Emeritus of Music and Dean Emeritus Paul Boylan served as dean of the School of Music (later renamed the School of Music, Theatre & Dance) from 1979 to 2000. He also served as university vice provost for the arts during that time. Boylan joined the faculty in 1965 and was active as a teacher…

  2. School of Music, Theatre & Dance Faculty Promotions

    On May 19, 2022, the University of Michigan Board of Regents approved recommendations for promotions for regular associate and full professor ranks, including several SMTD faculty.  Congratulations to the following: *Matthew T. Albert, associate professor of music, with tenure *Matthew Bengtson, associate professor of music, with tenure *José Casas, associate professor of theatre and drama,…

  3. Trio Matisse awarded First Prize in the 2022 Briggs Competition. View the entire list of winners.

  4. Michigan Medicine and their approach to the treatment and prevention of performers’ ailments

    Professional musicians are athletes. That’s not just a metaphor — at least not for the speech pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, laryngologists, vocal coaches, and other providers who care for them at Michigan Medicine.

  5. SMTD faculty researching Visualizing Telematic Performance

    The physical gestures that chamber ensembles and other musicians enact in order to seamlessly perform ‘as one’ include cues such as a fleeting glance, a subtle nod of the head, or the rise of the torso. These physical gestures are the root of how musicians share vital information to one another – empowering them to share ideas and stay open to improvisational interpretations.