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    ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’: U-M Professor Discusses Significance of ‘Black National Anthem’

    Louise Toppin is a University of Michigan scholar and performer who has received critical acclaim for her operatic, orchestral and oratorio performances in the United States and around the world.

  2. Photo of chairs with SMTD shirts on them and a quote about SMTD's stand against racism

    SMTD’s Commitment to Act Against Racial Injustice

    We acknowledge and appreciate the feedback from SMTD students, faculty, and staff that was shared in the past few weeks, addressing actions that SMTD can and must take in addressing bias of all forms and, especially, racism. In listening and learning during this time, we have been continuously humbled by the importance of recognizing intersectionality—learning…

  3. Learning Beyond the Classroom: Community Engagement with SMTD’s PEERs Program

    The University of Michigan has long included public engagement in its educational mission, aiming to reinvest its resources in the communities it serves. Such engagement also contributes to the University’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) strategic plan by increasing awareness and access among underserved populations in the state of Michigan. At the same time, U-M students’ participation…

  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. SMTD Alumna and Renowned Opera Star Jessye Norman dies at 74

    Jessye Norman, MM ’68 (voice), Sc.D.Hon ’87, died on September 30, 2019, in New York at the age of 74. Norman was one of the world’s most celebrated performing artists, acclaimed for her performances in a wide range of leading roles with the world’s premier opera companies, in solo recitals, and in concerts of her…