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  1. 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…

  2. 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.

  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. 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…

  5. 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…