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  1. Actress and activist Christine Lahti (BA ’72, theatre) delivers the 2019 SMTD commencement address

    View a video of her speech here. Content warning: this speech contains adult language.

  2. Scholar Story: Tiffany Ng

    What is the role of the arts in creating social change? According to Tiffany Ng, an assistant professor of carillon and university carillonist at the University of Michigan, artists have all different roles. She has found that the most productive and satisfying role is that of the social impact artist – someone whose artistic practice…

  3. Actress and alumna Christine Lahti will be SMTD’s commencement speaker

    Christine Lahti (BA ’72, theatre), a renowned actress of stage and screen, will be our featured speaker for the School of Music, Theatre & Dance Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 3, 2019, in Hill Auditorium. The doors at Hill open at 3:15 pm and the ceremony will begin promptly at 4:00 pm. No tickets are necessary.  A livestream will…

  4. Professor Emerita of Organ Marilyn Mason dies at 93

    Marilyn Mason, BM ‘46, MM ‘47 (organ), professor emerita of organ, died on April 4, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the age of 93. Mason was an internationally acclaimed concert organist who served on the SMTD faculty for 67 years (1947-2014), setting a record as the longest-serving faculty member in the University of Michigan’s…

  5. Two organ students named to The Diapason magazine’s “20 under 30” list

    School of Music, Theatre & Dance organ students Emily Solomon (doctoral student in sacred music) and Julian Goods (undergraduate student in choral music education) have been named winners of The Diapason magazine’s “20 under 30” award. This prestigious honor recognizes the top under-30 achievers in the organ, church music, harpsichord, carillon, and organ-building fields. Solomon…