News & Features

  1. Michigan Chamber Players and SMTD students present concert dedicated to children without parents

    Faculty and students at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance will perform a unique concert on Sunday, February 10 at 4 pm that is dedicated to children without parents. Titled “Friends and Family,” the performance features the all-faculty Michigan Chamber Players with a program curated by Aleksandra Vojčić, pianist and associate professor of music…

  2. SMTD professor Martin Katz to explore the art of accompaniment

    By Sydney Hawkins Michigan News Dubbed the “dean of accompanists” by the Los Angeles Times, Martin Katz has spent more than 50 years collaborating with the world’s most celebrated soloists. A master pianist, conductor and pedagogue, Katz has contributed to a changed perception of collaborators in the field, who “unlike the accompanist of a century…

  3. 2019 SMTD Concerto Competition Winners Announced

    The 2019 School of Music, Theatre & Dance Concerto Competition winners have been announced.

  4. Winter 2019 Performing Arts EXCELerator Fellows announced

    The University of Michigan’s latest cohort of Performing Arts EXCELerator Fellows have been announced. Hosted by the EXCEL Lab at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD), this incubator program provides training, exclusive access to industry mentors, and up to $5000 in seed money for four ventures that aim to make a significant impact…

  5. Back to the Future: Dave Gier returns to lead his alma mater

      Just four days before the University of Michigan’s Homecoming in October, David A. Gier (BM ’83, trombone performance) began his tenure as the eighth dean of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Needless to say, this put “homecoming” in a whole new light.