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  1. M-Prize Announces 2017 Semi-Finalists

    M-Prize, the international chamber arts competition with the largest prize pool in the world—$200,000+, including a $100,000 grand prize —has announced the semi-finalists who will compete in live semi-final and final rounds in their bid to win the world’s largest chamber music prize. A complete list of the competitors can be found at the M-Prize…

  2. The Tricky Task of Adjudicating M-Prize

    Last May, the University of Michigan hosted the first M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, the largest competition of its kind thanks to the number of applicants (172) and the unprecedented grand prize of $100,000. Supported by the U-M Office of the Provost and an anonymous donor, an additional $100,000 in prize money is divided amongst the…

  3. Always Inspirational, Forever Valiant: A Bicentennial Appreciation for the Performing Arts at Michigan

    The University of Michigan Bicentennial marks 200 years of extraordinary research, education, and public service. According to U-M’s official history, the institution was founded as one “that stresses both the life of the mind and the life of practical achievement; that is both broadly accessible and devoted to educating the leaders of the future.” While…

  4. 2017 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition: Accepting Applications

    The University of Michigan’s second annual M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, officially the largest competition of its kind thanks to the number of applicants and the unprecedented grand prize of $100,000, is now accepting applications for the 2017 competition, with a deadline of February, 1, 2017.  The event takes place May 1-4, 2017 at the U-M…

  5. SMTD Welcomes New Faculty for the 2016-17 Academic Year

    The 2016-17 academic year brings a celebrated group of artists and pedagogues to the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance as the School’s newest faculty members. SMTD is delighted to welcome Matthew Albert (chamber music), Matthew Bengston (piano literature, fortepiano), Vincent Cardinal (musical theatre), José Casas (playwriting), Caroline Coade (viola), Charles Garrett (musicology), Tzveta…