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  1. 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,”…

  2. Jazz Ensemble performs with Regina Carter at Detroit Jazz Fest

    The University of Michigan Jazz Ensemble, led by Professor Ellen Rowe, performs at the Detroit Jazz Festival on Monday, September 3 at 12:45 pm. Performing a tribute to former SMTD jazz professor Geri Allen, who died last year, the Jazz Ensemble will be joined by celebrated Detroit bassist Marion Hayden, an SMTD lecturer, and world-renowned…

  3. 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…

  4. Performing Well

    SMTD’s new Wellness Initiative is addressing the unique physical and psychological challenges faced by performing arts students. With the exception of intercollegiate athletics, there is no program at the University of Michigan that is more physically taxing than the study of the performing arts. Instrumentalists, singers, dancers, and actors constantly use their bodies in service to…

  5. Prof. Ellen Rowe honored as Arthur F. Thurnau Professor

    Ellen Rowe, professor of jazz and contemporary improvisation, is among four faculty members who have been recognized for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education as this year’s Arthur F. Thurnau Professors. Rowe was cited for fostering distinguished recording, performing, and teaching careers for numerous students. The first female chair of a major university jazz department in…