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  1. 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,…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Dept. of Music Theory News Update (Oct. 2019)

    Áine Heneghan, Nathan Martin, Sam Mukherji, and René Rusch will present their research from their grant “A Computational Study of Patterned Melodic Structures Across Musical Cultures” with Steven Abney (Dept. of Linguistics) and Long Nguyen (Dept. of Statistics) at U-M’s MIDAS Music Mini-Symposium on Friday, November 15th, 2019. Áine Heneghan was Visiting Professor at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst…

  5. Actress and activist Christine Lahti (BA ’72, theatre) delivers the 2019 SMTD commencement address

    View a video of her speech here. Content warning: this speech contains adult language.