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  1. Video Game Music Conference to take place at U-M

    The fifth annual North American Conference on Video Game Music (NACVGM) will be held at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) on Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 9 am to 6 pm each day. The program, daily schedule, and registration information can be found at smtd.umich.edu/nacvgm. The conference is…

  2. Confronting Porgy and Bess

    It has been called the first great American opera, made all the more significant by being set in a black American community and performed by black artists at a time when black culture was exoticized by the country’s white majority. Over the following 80 years, Porgy and Bess (1935) became one of the most celebrated…

  3. U-M Bicentennial’s Fall Festival will feature “A-Maize-ing SMTD” concert and more

    The University of Michigan continues its Bicentennial celebrations over Homecoming weekend with the UMich200 Fall Festival, taking place Thursday, October 26 through Saturday, October 28. The focus will be on the next 100 years and what the University of Michigan will be as it moves forward. SMTD will again play a major role in the…

  4. UMS, SMTD and the New York Philharmonic Announce Details for 2017 MICHIGAN Residency

    The University Musical Society of the University of Michigan (UMS) and the New York Philharmonic, in conjunction with the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD), announce full details for the New York Philharmonic’s 2017 residency in Ann Arbor, taking place November 16-19, 2017. The residency will feature numerous performances, master classes,…

  5. Cincinnati Symphony to perform world premiere of new critical edition of “An American in Paris” in Paris

    The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) will present the world premiere of the new critical edition of An American in Paris duing its upcoming European tour (August 25–September 9, 2017). The performances will take place at the new Seine Musicale, and be led by CSO Music Director Louis Langrée. The concert, which closes out the tour, will be a unique…