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    Beyond Bach: SMTD Students Create ‘Peace offerings’ That Redefine the Meaning and Role of Music Theory In a Rapidly Changing World

    Growing up in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Pelagia Pamel, (BM ’24, voice performance), forged close friendships with many people who had vastly different backgrounds, family histories, and world views. As a Greek Orthodox Christian, her open-mindedness toward building strong connections with individuals from diverse cultures and religions gave her a special appreciation for those who often…

  2. Daugherty named 2020 Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award recipient

    Kelli Daugherty, a rising senior in flute performance and music theory, was named the 2020 Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award recipient by the Theodore Presser Foundation. Through the generosity of the Presser Foundation, this award is given annually to an SMTD student for their musical and academic merit. Daugherty, who studies flute under Professor Amy Porter,…

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    Marc Hannaford Joins SMTD in Fall 2020

    Marc Hannaford joins the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance as an Assistant Professor of Music (Music Theory) in Fall 2020.  “I am very excited to join the School of Music, Theatre & Dance at the University of Michigan this Fall,” said Hannaford. “I am particularly thrilled to work in an environment…

  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. SMTD Welcomes New Faculty for the 2019-20 Academic Year

    The 2019-20 academic year brings a celebrated group of artists and pedagogues to the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance as the School’s newest faculty members. SMTD is delighted to welcome Amir Eldan (cello), Amy E. Hughes (theatre arts), Geoff Packard (theatre & drama), Kirk Severtson (opera), and Lynne Shankel (musical theatre). Additionally, Professor…