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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. SMTD presents symposium and performance event focused on sexual misconduct in the performing arts

    The U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) will present an event titled “Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Awareness and Prevention in the Performing Arts” on Tuesday, February 26 at 6 p.m. The free event is open to the entire U-M community and the public; registration is recommended through Eventbrite. It takes place in Hankinson Rehearsal…

  5. U-M Women of Color in the Academy Project to honor SMTD professor Tiffany Ng

    The University of Michigan Women of Color in the Academy Project (WOCAP) will present its 8th Annual Shirley Verrett Award to Dr. Tiffany Ng, Assistant Professor of Carillon and University Carillonist. Dr. Ng is being recognized for her significant contributions in teaching, performance, scholarship, and service that supports the success of women in the arts…