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  1. Winter 2019 Performing Arts EXCELerator Fellows announced

    The University of Michigan’s latest cohort of Performing Arts EXCELerator Fellows have been announced. Hosted by the EXCEL Lab at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD), this incubator program provides training, exclusive access to industry mentors, and up to $5000 in seed money for four ventures that aim to make a significant impact…

  2. Learning how to EXCEL in NYC

      “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere. It’s up to you, New York, New York.” Kander & Ebb made a good point. New York City is a vast, competitive, dazzling, daunting labyrinth where the best of the best go to make their mark―especially among performing artists.

  3. No. 1 ranking for U-M’s entrepreneurship program

    by Nicholas Gallo The University of Michigan captured the No. 1 spot on the undergraduate entrepreneurship programs rankings published by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. The university’s graduate-level program was also ranked in the top 10. “This No. 1 ranking reflects the collaborative, broad and diverse nature of entrepreneurship across the University of Michigan,”…

  4. Alumnus David Gier named dean of SMTD

    David A. Gier, professor and director of the University of Iowa School of Music, has been appointed dean of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. His appointment, approved Thursday by the Board of Regents, is effective Oct. 1 and runs through Sept. 30, 2023. Gier, who also was named the Paul…

  5. National Sawdust partners with SMTD’s EXCEL Lab and M-Prize

    Now in its third season, National Sawdust, the progressive Brooklyn, NY-based non-profit venue, announced a new partnership with the University of Michigan to bolster its industry-leading artistic development. The collaboration with the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) and its entrepreneurial EXCEL Lab will give showcase and residency opportunities to SMTD’s emerging young musicians, designers, and multidisciplinary…