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  1. Faculty Spotlight – Michael Gould

    Percussionist Michael Gould has traveled the world as a performer, teacher, and collaborator. He has had unique collaborations with engineers, material scientists, painters, poets, dancers, athletes, and business professionals. READ MORE

  2. Alumna Hannah Baiardi gives us an in-depth look at her new album

    On March 22, alumna Hannah Baiardi (BFA ’18, jazz studies) released her new album Straight from the Soul. This is her second studio album after the release of her debut EP The Quietest Place. While at SMTD, Baiardi studied with Professor. Ellen Rowe, the late Geri Allen, and former faculty member Benny Green.  To take…

  3. Professor Andy Milne takes an in-depth look at his new album

    This past October, Assistant Professor of Jazz & Contemporary Improvisation Andy Milne participated in an Instagram listening party for his 2020 release of The reMission. During the event, Prof. Milne broke down every track on his new album, giving insight into his process, and how the album came about.  Track 1: Passion Dance  Track…

  4. U-M Arts Initiative Seeks Project Proposals, Stakeholder Input *Updated Deadline 3/23*

    A new presidential Arts Initiative at the University of Michigan is seeking proposals from faculty, students and staff for pilot projects that will be funded as part of the launch of a two-year startup phase. Announced by President Mark Schlissel in October 2019, the Arts Initiative was established by a working group of leaders from…

  5. 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…