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  1. SMTD presents symposium and performance event focused on sexual misconduct in the performing arts

    The U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) will present an event titled “Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Awareness and Prevention in the Performing Arts” on Tuesday, February 26 at 6 p.m. The free event is open to the entire U-M community and the public; registration is recommended through Eventbrite. It takes place in Hankinson Rehearsal…

  2. SMTD Alumni win 2019 Grammy Awards

    Once again, alumni of University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance have won multiple Grammy Awards. The ceremony was held Sunday, February 10, 2019. Veteran Grammy winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (both BFA ’06, musical theatre) took home “Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media” for the film The Greatest Showman. The songwriting…

  3. Winter 2019 Performing Arts EXCELerator Fellows announced

    The University of Michigan’s latest cohort of Performing Arts EXCELerator Fellows have been announced. Hosted by the EXCEL Lab at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD), this incubator program provides training, exclusive access to industry mentors, and up to $5000 in seed money for four ventures that aim to make a significant impact…

  4. Going Hollywood: Musical Theatre alums on screen

    Broadway may be the primary destination for graduates of SMTD’s Department of Musical Theatre, but success is also regularly found Off Broadway, on national and regional tours, and on screen as well.

  5. Back to the Future: Dave Gier returns to lead his alma mater

      Just four days before the University of Michigan’s Homecoming in October, David A. Gier (BM ’83, trombone performance) began his tenure as the eighth dean of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Needless to say, this put “homecoming” in a whole new light.