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  1. Prof. Timothy Cheek gives us an in-depth look at UMSO’s new CD

    On June 25, Naxos released a new album Waving Farewell featuring the works of Vítězslava Kaprálová and recorded by the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra (UMSO), under conductor Professor Kenneth Kiesler as part of U-M’s Kaprálová Festival. The album features tenor Nicholas Phan (BM ’01, voice) and SMTD Professor Amy I-Lin Cheng (piano). The UMSO recorded the album…

  2. Pianist Sonya Belaya wearing a dark dress and chunky necklace looking pensively into the distance, standing in a field with a blurred city in the background at dusk.

    Alumni Spotlight: Sonya Belaya

    Sonya Belaya is a pianist, singer, composer, and improviser. Her work centers on music as social work, with a focus on the integration of womxn’s trauma as musical narrative, and storytelling as a symbol of powerful vulnerability. Read more

  3. 2021 SMTD Concerto Competition Winners Announced

    On January 29th and January 30th, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance announced the winners of the 2021 Concerto Competition.  Graduate Division Winners Valentin Kovalev (MM ’22, saxophone), accompanied by Liz Ames, performed the Alto Saxophone Concerto in E-flat Major, op. 109 by Alexander Glazounov. Kovalev is a student of Professor  Timothy McAllister. “I’m…

  4. SMTD students place at 2020 MTNA Young Artist Piano Competition

    Graduating MM student Hyerim Lee was just named the 2nd Prize winner in the 2020 Music Teachers’ National Association Young Artist Piano Competition. The finals were held by video recording due to the cancellation of the live final round in Chicago, which were to be held on March 23. Hyerim was declared the First Prize…

  5. U-M Arts Initiative Seeks Project Proposals, Stakeholder Input *Updated Deadline 3/23*

    A new presidential Arts Initiative at the University of Michigan is seeking proposals from faculty, students and staff for pilot projects that will be funded as part of the launch of a two-year startup phase. Announced by President Mark Schlissel in October 2019, the Arts Initiative was established by a working group of leaders from…