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  1. NAfME President Scott R. Sheehan (left) and Carlos R. Abril, chair of the NAfME Society for Research in Music Education, present McCarthy with the Senior Researcher Award.

    Marie McCarthy Receives 2022 NAfME Senior Researcher Award

    On October 27, 2022, the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME) announced that Marie McCarthy, professor of music education at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, is the recipient of the 2022 Senior Researcher Award. This award from the NAfME Society for Research in Music Education (SRME) is the organization’s highest honor, recognizing notable…

  2. The Evolution of SMTD: An Insider’s Account of the Transition from a Classic Music School to a Comprehensive School of Performing Arts

    Professor Emeritus of Music and Dean Emeritus Paul Boylan served as dean of the School of Music (later renamed the School of Music, Theatre & Dance) from 1979 to 2000. He also served as university vice provost for the arts during that time. Boylan joined the faculty in 1965 and was active as a teacher…

  3. Michigan Medicine and their approach to the treatment and prevention of performers’ ailments

    Professional musicians are athletes. That’s not just a metaphor — at least not for the speech pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, laryngologists, vocal coaches, and other providers who care for them at Michigan Medicine.

  4. SMTD Announces Winners of Teaching Awards

    The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance recently named Colleen Conway and David Jackson as the recipients of 2022 SMTD teaching awards. In both cases, the nominations were endorsed by the SMTD Awards Committee and the Executive Committee. Congratulations to Professors Conway and Jackson! Visit the web pages of the Department of…

  5. For SMTD Music Ed Students, “Kid Face-Time” Is Key

    On a chilly November morning in Ann Arbor, 8th grade band students from Parker Middle School, in Howell, Michigan, stepped off a school bus and entered the storied Revelli Hall, home of the Michigan Marching Band. They shuffled into the rehearsal hall, took out their instruments, adjusted their music stands, and readied themselves for the…