1. “The Rich Variety of Bach’s Genius”: James Kibbie to Perform Entire Canon of Bach Organ Works

    In 2000, Johann Sebastian Bach was the subject of an international celebration honoring the 250th anniversary of his death. Concerts, festivals, and an explosion of recordings commemorated this semiquincentennial, a testament to the composer’s enduring genius, popularity, and influence. Thanks to Bach’s prodigious output of organ compositions, James Kibbie, former Department of Organ chair and…

  2. The Evolution of SMTD: An Insider’s Account of the Transition from a Classic Music School to a Comprehensive School of Performing Arts

    Professor Emeritus of Music and Dean Emeritus Paul Boylan served as dean of the School of Music (later renamed the School of Music, Theatre & Dance) from 1979 to 2000. He also served as university vice provost for the arts during that time. Boylan joined the faculty in 1965 and was active as a teacher…

  3. Expanding Musical Horizons: Inaugural Malm Performance Series Features and Celebrates Instruments in the Stearns Collection

    It’s not every day that an opportunity arises to attend concerts that take the audience on a sonic journey through time and space, featuring not only music from another era or a distant locale, but instruments that span centuries and continents. On Wednesday, February 23, and Thursday, February 24, the School of Music, Theatre &…

  4. Nicole Keller will join the organ faculty in fall 2022

    This fall, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance will welcome Nicole Keller as assistant professor in the Department of Organ. Keller brings deep expertise—as a concert artist, adjudicator, and clinician—that will enrich the department and enhance the experience of its students.

  5. Michigan Medicine and their approach to the treatment and prevention of performers’ ailments

    Professional musicians are athletes. That’s not just a metaphor — at least not for the speech pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, laryngologists, vocal coaches, and other providers who care for them at Michigan Medicine.