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  1. Eugene Rogers and Michael Gould, 2023 Teaching Award Recipients

    SMTD Announces Winners of 2023 Teaching Awards

    The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance recently named Michael Gould and Eugene Rogers as the recipients of 2023 SMTD teaching awards. The nominations were endorsed by the SMTD Awards Committee and the Executive Committee. Congratulations to Professors Gould and Rogers! Gould has been named the recipient of the 2023 Harold Haugh…

  2. 125 Years of U-M Bands

    This Sunday, October 23, will mark the 58th Band-O-Rama, an annual brass, wind, and percussion extravaganza – featuring the University of Michigan Symphony Band and Concert Band as well as the Michigan Marching Band – to celebrate and showcase the band program. This year’s Band-O-Rama takes place in the midst of a milestone year for…

  3. 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…

  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. 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…