1. 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…

  2. Faculty Spotlight – Christi-Anne Castro

    Professor Christi-Anne Castro teaches a wide variety of musicology classes from an ethnomusicology perspective. She talks about her research, performances, and favorite baseball team. Read more

  3. SMTD Alumni nominated for 2021 Grammy Awards

    Once again, alumni of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance have been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards.* This year saw SMTD have three nominees in the Best Classical Solo Vocal Album. Tenor Brian Giebler (MM ’12, voice) received his first Grammy nomination for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album, for his debut…

  4. William Malm playing samisen.

    Professor Emeritus W. Malm Receives Imperial Decorations from Japan

    On April 29, 2020, Professor Emeritus of Musicology William Malm was bestowed the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon from the Japanese government in recognition of his contributions toward promoting academic exchange and strengthening the relationship between Japan and the United States. “I entered Japan in 1955 as a UCLA graduate…

  5. Charles Lwanga smiling.

    Charles Lwanga Joins SMTD Department of Musicology in Fall Semester

    Charles Lwanga joins the faculty of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance as Clinical Assistant Professor of Music (Musicology) in Fall 2020.  “I am extremely honored to be joining the faculty of the School of Music, Theater & Dance at the University of Michigan, as Clinical Assistant Professor of Music (Musicology),” said Lwanga. The University of…