1. M-Prize Semi-Finalists and Concert Schedule Announced

    M-Prize, the largest chamber music competition in the world in terms of both prize money and number of applications, will hold its inaugural semi-finals and finals concerts in Ann Arbor, Michigan from May 17-19, 2016. The competition is based at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD). The M-Prize Grand Prize…

  2. Briggs Chamber Competition Winners Announced

    The winners of SMTD’s 2016 Dale and Nancy Briggs Chamber Music Competition have been announced. Taking first place was a saxophone quartet comprising graduate students Russell Kerns and Connor Mikula, senior Jonathan Hostottle, and specialist Jeffrey Leung. They received a $4,000 cash award. The second place winner was a clarinet quintet comprising graduate students Joey…

  3. SMTD Announces NEA Chairman Jane Chu as Commencement Speaker

    The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) has announced that their commencement speaker for the school’s 2016 graduation ceremony will be Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This marks the first time in the school’s 136-year history that an NEA chairman has addressed the graduating class….

  4. SMTD’s Collage Concert XXXIX

    While the plummeting temperatures have announced winter’s arrival in Michigan, things are heating up at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) as students prepare for Collage, the school’s annual all-encompassing showcase concert. One of SMTD’s most popular presentations, the 2016 Collage Concert takes place on Saturday, January 16 at 8:00 p.m. at Hill…