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  1. Pianist named winner of the Yamaha Young Performing Artists competition

      The 2019 Yamaha Young Performing Artists competition named Xinzhu (Zoe) Ma (MM ‘19, piano and chamber music) as one of its winners. Yamaha, the world’s largest instrument manufacturer, conducts this annual competition to recognize young musicians studying in the U.S. who excel in jazz, classical, and contemporary genres. This year, Ma is one of…

  2. 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…

  3. Michigan Chamber Players and SMTD students present concert dedicated to children without parents

    Faculty and students at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance will perform a unique concert on Sunday, February 10 at 4 pm that is dedicated to children without parents. Titled “Friends and Family,” the performance features the all-faculty Michigan Chamber Players with a program curated by Aleksandra Vojčić, pianist and associate professor of music…

  4. SMTD professor Martin Katz to explore the art of accompaniment

    By Sydney Hawkins Michigan News Dubbed the “dean of accompanists” by the Los Angeles Times, Martin Katz has spent more than 50 years collaborating with the world’s most celebrated soloists. A master pianist, conductor and pedagogue, Katz has contributed to a changed perception of collaborators in the field, who “unlike the accompanist of a century…

  5. 2019 SMTD Concerto Competition Winners Announced

    The 2019 School of Music, Theatre & Dance Concerto Competition winners have been announced.