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  1. Chamber Choir performs world premiere of Prof. Etezady’s “Lifesmithing,” with texts from incarcerated Michigan writers

    The University of Michigan Chamber Choir will perform a concert celebrating the diverse voices of Michigan composers and poets, including the world premiere of Lifesmithing by SMTD composition professor and alumna Roshanne Etezady. The work highlights the poetry of incarcerated Michigan writers who participate in the U-M Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP). The free concert (no…

  2. Alumnus David Gier named dean of SMTD

    David A. Gier, professor and director of the University of Iowa School of Music, has been appointed dean of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. His appointment, approved Thursday by the Board of Regents, is effective Oct. 1 and runs through Sept. 30, 2023. Gier, who also was named the Paul…

  3. Prof. Michael Daugherty’s new CD features Prof. Amy Porter, alumna Carol Jantsch, and Dame Evelyn Glennie

    A new CD on the Naxos American Classics label features three concerti (and two world premiere recordings) by GRAMMY Award-winner Michael Daugherty, professor of composition at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance Titled Dreamachine, the album is performed by the Albany Symphony under music director David Alan Miller. It includes: Trail of Tears* for…

  4. Video Game Music Conference to take place at U-M

    The fifth annual North American Conference on Video Game Music (NACVGM) will be held at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) on Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 9 am to 6 pm each day. The program, daily schedule, and registration information can be found at smtd.umich.edu/nacvgm. The conference is…

  5. U-M Bicentennial’s Fall Festival will feature “A-Maize-ing SMTD” concert and more

    The University of Michigan continues its Bicentennial celebrations over Homecoming weekend with the UMich200 Fall Festival, taking place Thursday, October 26 through Saturday, October 28. The focus will be on the next 100 years and what the University of Michigan will be as it moves forward. SMTD will again play a major role in the…