1. The Evolution of SMTD: An Insider’s Account of the Transition from a Classic Music School to a Comprehensive School of Performing Arts

    Professor Emeritus of Music and Dean Emeritus Paul Boylan served as dean of the School of Music (later renamed the School of Music, Theatre & Dance) from 1979 to 2000. He also served as university vice provost for the arts during that time. Boylan joined the faculty in 1965 and was active as a teacher…

  2. Diane Oliva to join Department of Musicology in Fall 2022

    The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance announces that Professor Diane Oliva will join the faculty as assistant professor in the department of musicology in fall 2022. Oliva’s scholarship engages with the history of science, sound studies, and Atlantic history to write transatlantic histories of music and listening in the eighteenth century….

  3. Amy Chavasse and Amy Stillman named Arthur F. Thurnau Professors

  4. 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.

  5. Lydia Mendelssohn view from stage

    OPERA INSIGHTS: Non-Music Majors Gain a New Appreciation for Its Rich History, Musical Complexity, and Social Influence

    by Claudia Capos When SMTD Professor of Musicology Louise K. Stein launched her opera appreciation course, she hoped it would attract students from other academic disciplines who had little or no exposure to the genre. “I invented ‘OPERA!,’ because I realized opera was hardly being taught at all in the courses we offer to non-SMTD…