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  1. The New Entrepreneurs

    When graduate student Ashley Stanley (flute and chamber arts) arrived at Michigan in the fall of 2014, she recognized immediately that she was receiving a world-class education. “My playing ability was improving exponentially and I was getting the chance to work with serious colleagues with unbelievable talent,” she recalled recently. But Stanley also felt that…

  2. Capturing the Spirit of Music in Michigan

    Since the 1600s, people from around the world have settled in and around the Great Lakes. Joining an existing diverse population of indigenous Algonquian people, immigrants created cultural enclaves and transplanted many aspects of their parent culture in Michigan, creating an expansive musical mosaic. Spearheaded by Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Music Lester Monts (ethnomusicology),…

  3. Community Concert to honor victims of Orlando shooting

    “Requiem for Orlando,” a community concert of Mozart’s Requiem, will be performed on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 8 pm to honor the victims of the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL. The concert was organized by Austin Stewart (BM ’09, voice), a current musicology graduate student at the University of Michigan School…

  4. SMTD Announces NEA Chairman Jane Chu as Commencement Speaker

    The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) has announced that their commencement speaker for the school’s 2016 graduation ceremony will be Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This marks the first time in the school’s 136-year history that an NEA chairman has addressed the graduating class….

  5. SphinxCon to feature SMTD faculty and alumni

    School of Music, Theatre & Dance  faculty and alumni will be well represented at this year’s SphinxCon: Ignite to Action, a national conference that explores diversity in the arts. The conference takes place February 5-6 at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit and features industry leaders presenting ideas, tools, and inspiration to spark conversation…