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  1. 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…

  2. Learning Beyond the Classroom: Community Engagement with SMTD’s PEERs Program

    The University of Michigan has long included public engagement in its educational mission, aiming to reinvest its resources in the communities it serves. Such engagement also contributes to the University’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) strategic plan by increasing awareness and access among underserved populations in the state of Michigan. At the same time, U-M students’ participation…

  3. 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…

  4. 2020 SMTD Concerto Competition Winners Announced

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

  5. 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…