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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. The Chamber Music Sandbox

    Long a core component of SMTD’s music curriculum, chamber music has lately taken center stage as the place where innovation and career development come to thrive. “Chamber music offers us the opportunity to play and explore in our very own new music sandbox, where the possibilities are endless and the process is full of joy,…

  3. SMTD voice student’s short film invited to Cannes Film Festival

      A debut film by SMTD voice student Hayley Tibbenham was invited to be part of the upcoming 2019 Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner. Last spring in a creative writing course at the U-M, Tibbenham began writing a scene that would become the beginnings of a short film. After creating one scene for class,…

  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. SMTD senior’s production company amplifies unheard voices

      When Thomas Laub realized he wanted to work in theater for the rest of his life, he was surrounded by enamored theatergoers at a production of Guys and Dolls. “Everyone in their seat was having this shared experience of sitting and breathing together and watching and experiencing the same thing,” said the School of…