1. School of Music, Theatre & Dance Faculty Promotions

    On May 19, 2022, the University of Michigan Board of Regents approved recommendations for promotions for regular associate and full professor ranks, including several SMTD faculty.  Congratulations to the following: *Matthew T. Albert, associate professor of music, with tenure *Matthew Bengtson, associate professor of music, with tenure *José Casas, associate professor of theatre and drama,…

  2. Lynne Shankel awarded Richard Rodgers Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters

  3. Student Perspective: Ella Olesen on Fiddler on the Roof

    A select group of musical theatre students have the opportunity to work with a professional creative team and Broadway performers in the UMS concert production of Fiddler on the Roof. In addition to countless hours spent in rehearsals, these students learned about Fiddler’s cultural and historical context with the help of several guests – U-M…

  4. A Rare Opportunity: SMTD Musical Theatre Students Undertake Extensive Preparation for Roles in UMS’s Production of Fiddler on the Roof

    Musical theatre students in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) have countless opportunities to learn from world-class scholars and practitioners: in courses taught by faculty, in master classes conducted by industry professionals, in visits from alumni working on Broadway.

  5. 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.