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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. 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…