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  1. UMS and SMTD partner to present concert of new scholarly edition of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

    As part of its 2017‐18 Choral Union Series, the University Musical Society (UMS) will present the University Symphony Orchestra, the premier orchestra of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD), joined by SMTD choirs, performing the most recent draft of the U‐M Gershwin Initiative’s new scholarly edition of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess by…

  2. Always Inspirational, Forever Valiant: A Bicentennial Appreciation for the Performing Arts at Michigan

    The University of Michigan Bicentennial marks 200 years of extraordinary research, education, and public service. According to U-M’s official history, the institution was founded as one “that stresses both the life of the mind and the life of practical achievement; that is both broadly accessible and devoted to educating the leaders of the future.” While…

  3. U-M Orchestra to Perform New Critical Editions of Gershwin Masterpieces

    ANN ARBOR—The University Symphony Orchestra at the University of Michigan will perform two George Gershwin masterpieces—”An American in Paris” (1928) and “Concerto in F” (1925)—in new critical editions that reveal, for the first time in decades, the composer’s original intent for the works. The original states of each composition were revealed during research for the…

  4. SMTD Welcomes New Faculty for the 2016-17 Academic Year

    The 2016-17 academic year brings a celebrated group of artists and pedagogues to the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance as the School’s newest faculty members. SMTD is delighted to welcome Matthew Albert (chamber music), Matthew Bengston (piano literature, fortepiano), Vincent Cardinal (musical theatre), José Casas (playwriting), Caroline Coade (viola), Charles Garrett (musicology), Tzveta…

  5. 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…