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  1. UMS Announces the 2019-20 Cohort of 21St Century Artist Interns

    The University Musical Society (UMS) and the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) EXCEL Lab are proud to announce the 2019-20 cohort of 21st Century Artist Interns. These five students, all SMTD undergraduates, will spend the summer working with a professional dance, theater, or music ensemble that UMS will present during the 2019-20…

  2. Daring Dances

    Exploring Social Justice Through Movement in Ann Arbor and Detroit A multifaceted initiative, launched by the Department of Dance this winter, is forging alliances in Detroit while exploring the ways that dance can imagine and realize a more equitable society. Featuring performances, workshops, an artist-in-residence program, and student fellowships, Daring Dances was created and curated…

  3. U-M Regents approve designs for new Dance Building

    Plans for the School of Music, Theatre & Dance’s new Dance Building continue to move forward after the U-M Board of Regents approved schematic designs for the building at their May 16 meeting. The $19 million, 24,000-square-foot space will be the first dedicated facility for the Department of Dance in its storied 110-year history. In…

  4. Actress and activist Christine Lahti (BA ’72, theatre) delivers the 2019 SMTD commencement address

    View a video of her speech here. Content warning: this speech contains adult language.

  5. Actress and alumna Christine Lahti will be SMTD’s commencement speaker

    Christine Lahti (BA ’72, theatre), a renowned actress of stage and screen, will be our featured speaker for the School of Music, Theatre & Dance Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 3, 2019, in Hill Auditorium. The doors at Hill open at 3:15 pm and the ceremony will begin promptly at 4:00 pm. No tickets are necessary.  A livestream will…