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  1. Collage was canceled, but the show went on

    Part 1 “Found Her” Eli Heinen Aaron Snyder, saxophone Eli Heinen, trombone Mercer Patterson, piano Ben Wood, double bass Philip Buchman, drums Transcendental Etude No. 5, “Feux Follets” Franz Liszt Zhengyi Huang, piano KATA KATA Erik Santos Ancel Neeley, percussion Sui Lin Tam, percussion Atlas Mercer Patterson (BFA ’23, jazz studies) Connor Hoyt, saxophone Ryan…

  2. School of Music, Theatre & Dance Faculty Promotions

    On May 19, 2022, the University of Michigan Board of Regents approved recommendations for promotions for regular associate and full professor ranks, including several SMTD faculty.  Congratulations to the following: *Matthew T. Albert, associate professor of music, with tenure *Matthew Bengtson, associate professor of music, with tenure *José Casas, associate professor of theatre and drama,…

  3. Michigan Medicine and their approach to the treatment and prevention of performers’ ailments

    Professional musicians are athletes. That’s not just a metaphor — at least not for the speech pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, laryngologists, vocal coaches, and other providers who care for them at Michigan Medicine.

  4. SMTD Students, Faculty, Staff Win 2022 MLK Spirit Awards

    On January 17, 2022, a number of students, faculty, and staff at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) were honored with North Campus Deans’ MLK Spirit Awards. The awards recognize North Campus students, student organizations, staff, and faculty who exemplify the leadership and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through their commitment…

  5. 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…