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  1. Harry Castle Wins the 2022 Brehm Prize in Choral Composition

    Harry Castle, a DMA candidate in composition, has been named the winner of the 2022 Brehm Prize in Choral Composition for his work Go on child. The award includes a cash prize and the performance of Castle’s work by the Chamber Choir in February 2023. “I am so grateful to the Brehm family for making…

  2. Collage was canceled, but the show went on

    Part 1 “Found Her” Eli Heinen Aaron Snyder, saxophone Eli Heinen, trombone Mercer Patterson, piano Ben Wood, double bass Philip Buchman, drums Transcendental Etude No. 5, “Feux Follets” Franz Liszt Zhengyi Huang, piano KATA KATA Erik Santos Ancel Neeley, percussion Sui Lin Tam, percussion Atlas Mercer Patterson (BFA ’23, jazz studies) Connor Hoyt, saxophone Ryan…

  3. A Subject Rich with Meaning: Evan Hause’s Branching, A Tree Symphony

    In the summer of 2019, Michael Haithcock, director of university bands and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Music, commissioned U-M alumnus Evan Hause to compose a new work to be premiered by the Symphony Band. Branching, A Tree Symphony, premiered at Hill Auditorium in November 2021. In composing this work, Hause, who was born in…

  4. Meilina Tsui awarded 2021 ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

  5. One Night, Two World Premieres at U-M

    In one night at Hill Auditorium, the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) will host the world premieres of two notable new U-M commissions, both written by Black American composers. Tethered Voices, composed by SMTD alum James Lee III (BM ’99, piano; MM ’01, piano and composition; DMA ’05, composition), will…