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  1. Piano DMA student awarded the Grand Prix of the Sicily International Piano Competition

    The Department of Piano’s Ji-Hyang Gwak, a DMA student in performance studying under Professor Christopher Harding, was awarded the Grand Prix of the 2nd Sicily International Piano Competition, held in Catania, Sicily, in January 2020. The grand prize includes a series of five concerts in Italy over the course of the coming summer. Gwak performed…

  2. 2020 SMTD Concerto Competition Winners Announced

    The 2020 School of Music, Theatre & Dance Concerto Competition winners have been announced.

  3. SMTD Piano Students Win Several Recent Awards

    The Piano Department was well represented at the state level of the Music Teachers’ National Association Young Artist Performance Competition, held on November 22. The first-place winner was MM student Hyerim Lee, a student of Christopher Harding, with the alternate position won by sophomore Robert Yan, a student of Logan Skelton. Honorable mentions were awarded to DMA…

  4. Performance and Recording of Rare, Unfinished Domenico Scarlatti Manuscript Debuts At U-M

    Culminating in a modern debut at the University of Michigan this fall, faculty, staff and students at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance and U-M Library have spent the last several months rehearsing and creating a performance edition of Quando o bella Clori,” or Clori e Fileno—penned by Italian composer and keyboard virtuoso Domenico…

  5. Piano DMA student wins first prize at North Carolina piano competition

    School of Music, Theatre & Dance’s Ji-Hyang Gwak, a DMA student in Piano Performance, won the $10,000 First Prize at the High Point University Piano Competition in North Carolina, on Saturday, September 7. She performed a recital of Beethoven, Schubert, and Carl Vine as one of three finalists, chosen from a very strong field of…