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  1. U-M Arts Initiative Seeks Project Proposals, Stakeholder Input *Updated Deadline 3/23*

    A new presidential Arts Initiative at the University of Michigan is seeking proposals from faculty, students and staff for pilot projects that will be funded as part of the launch of a two-year startup phase. Announced by President Mark Schlissel in October 2019, the Arts Initiative was established by a working group of leaders from…

  2. Why Awards Matter

    SMTD Alumni Reflect on Their Top Honors The Long View They say it’s an honor just to be nominated, but after four Tony nods over a 14-year span—and a successful and varied career as a stage actress—Celia Keenan-Bolger, BM ’00 (musical theatre) was eager to take home a trophy. “With each nomination, I found that my…

  3. Belle Isle and Beyond

    Last year, during an impromptu workshop on campus to visiting middle schoolers from Detroit Public Schools, Sara Adlerstein Gonzalez noticed something concerning.

  4. Two SMTD Students and SMTD Faculty Member Win 2020 MLK Spirit Awards

    Two students and a faculty member at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) received 2020 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…

  5. Dept. of Dance Welcomes Crystal Frazier for a Guest Artist Residency

    The Department of Dance will welcome choreographer and dance educator Crystal Frazier to SMTD for a guest artist residency Monday, January 27 through Saturday, February 1. Frazier will participate in various Dance events, including master classes, and will be the professional guest artist for the First Year Touring Company (FYTC) this season. The FYTC is…