1. Composer Griffin Candey

    Student Spotlight – Griffin Candey

    Composition DMA candidate Griffin Candey talks about his time at SMTD and what he’s looking forward to in 2021. Read More

  2. SMTD Alumni nominated for 2021 Grammy Awards

    Once again, alumni of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance have been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards.* This year saw SMTD have three nominees in the Best Classical Solo Vocal Album. Tenor Brian Giebler (MM ’12, voice) received his first Grammy nomination for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album, for his debut…

  3. American Bandmasters Association names Prof. Erik Santos the winner of the 2020 Sousa-ABA-Ostwald Award

    Erik Santos, professor of composition and performing arts technology, was named the winner of the 2020 American Bandmasters Association Sousa-ABA-Ostwald Award for his composition The Seer. Commissioned and conducted by Professor Michael Haithcock for the Symphony Band and tenor soloist Professor Scott Piper, the work received its world premiere at Hill Auditorium on March 15,…

  4. Erik Santos

    Faculty Spotlight – Erik Santos

    Erik Santos, Professor of Composition

    Erik Santos is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, singer, producer, and teacher, who is active in many musical genres. Read more

  5. Michael Kropf standing at the edge of a large body of water.

    Michael Kropf, DMA Composition ’22

    Michael Kropf, DMA student in composition

    When Michael arrived at Michigan, he was struck by the ways faculty support each student’s musical journey. This hasn’t changed during the pandemic. With help from Prof. Matt Albert, Michael just held a virtual premiere of his new composition “Distant Sea” with 14 performers playing each part from home. Read more