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  1. Music Education Department hosts symposium on popular music

    The Department of Music Education is hosting a four-day forum for interdisciplinary discourse that will focus on “Teaching and Learning Popular Music.” Following in the footsteps of similar music education events held at U-M in 1978, 1979, and 1981, the forum, titled Ann Arbor Symposium IV, will examine the teaching and learning of popular music in…

  2. Creating the 21st Century Artist

    Hector Flores Komatsu hadn’t planned on spending last summer in Paris. The theatre directing major was wrapping up his sophomore year at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance in April when he received a call telling him that he had been selected for a paid internship with Théâtre de la Ville, a celebrated French…

  3. Filling a Void Through Music

    Ryan Hourigan, director of the Ball State University (BSU) School of Music, is on a mission that began when he was a music education doctoral student at Michigan. “I was teaching trumpet lessons in Chelsea and met a kid named Jacob,” said Hourigan. “He had traumatic brain injury syndrome but was a great player, though…