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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Julio Cardona joins SMTD as Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    After an extensive search, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance has announced that Dr. Julio Cardona has accepted the position of assistant dean for Student Affairs and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. “Julio brings a wealth of experience to his appointment at SMTD,” said Dean Dave Gier. “We are so pleased that he is joining the leadership…

  4. 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…

  5. Scholar Story: Tiffany Ng

    What is the role of the arts in creating social change? According to Tiffany Ng, an assistant professor of carillon and university carillonist at the University of Michigan, artists have all different roles. She has found that the most productive and satisfying role is that of the social impact artist – someone whose artistic practice…