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  1. SMTD Students, Faculty, Staff win MLK Spirit Awards

    Multiple students, faculty and staff at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) received 2019 North Campus Deans’ MLK Spirit Awards. The awards are given to students, student organizations, staff, and faculty members at the University of Michigan North Campus who exemplify the leadership and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through their commitment to…

  2. Winter 2019 Performing Arts EXCELerator Fellows announced

    The University of Michigan’s latest cohort of Performing Arts EXCELerator Fellows have been announced. Hosted by the EXCEL Lab at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD), this incubator program provides training, exclusive access to industry mentors, and up to $5000 in seed money for four ventures that aim to make a significant impact…

  3. SMTD will host the Chorus America Conducting Academy in July 2019

    The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) will be home to the third annual Chorus America Conducting Academy, taking place July 15-19, 2019 on the U-M campus in Ann Arbor. The Academy’s culminating performance will be staged in historic Hill Auditorium. This unique week-long program will focus on developing conductors’ choral-orchestral…

  4. Back to the Future: Dave Gier returns to lead his alma mater

      Just four days before the University of Michigan’s Homecoming in October, David A. Gier (BM ’83, trombone performance) began his tenure as the eighth dean of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Needless to say, this put “homecoming” in a whole new light.

  5. Three SMTD Alumni are among Musical America’s “30 Professionals of the Year”

    Three alumni of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance – Damien Crutcher (MM ’96, conducting), Gabriela Lena Frank (DMA ’01, composition), and Erik Rönmark (DMA’04, saxophone) – have been named to Musical America’s 2018 “30 Professionals of the Year: Innovators, Independent Thinkers, and Entrepreneurs.” According to Musical America, the list comprises…