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  1. The Evolution of SMTD: An Insider’s Account of the Transition from a Classic Music School to a Comprehensive School of Performing Arts

    Professor Emeritus of Music and Dean Emeritus Paul Boylan served as dean of the School of Music (later renamed the School of Music, Theatre & Dance) from 1979 to 2000. He also served as university vice provost for the arts during that time. Boylan joined the faculty in 1965 and was active as a teacher…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Meilina Tsui awarded 2021 ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award