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  1. Amy I-Lin Cheng to join Department of Piano Fall 2022

    The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance has announced that Professor Amy I-Lin Cheng will join the faculty as assistant professor in the Department of Piano. Cheng began at SMTD as a lecturer in piano in 2012, teaching studio piano and coaching chamber music. “Professor Amy Cheng is the perfect person to…

  2. The Evolution of SMTD: An Insider’s Account of the Transition from a Classic Music School to a Comprehensive School of Performing Arts

    Professor Emeritus of Music and Dean Emeritus Paul Boylan served as dean of the School of Music (later renamed the School of Music, Theatre & Dance) from 1979 to 2000. He also served as university vice provost for the arts during that time. Boylan joined the faculty in 1965 and was active as a teacher…

  3. 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…

  4. 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,…

  5. 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.