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  1. Students perform workshop production of new opera by Prof. Bright Sheng

    Prior to its world premiere by the San Francisco Opera (SFO) in September 2016, a group of voice and piano students at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance will have the unique opportunity of performing a workshop production of Dream of the Red Chamber. The English-language opera, commissioned by the SFO, was composed by…

  2. SMTD Announces NEA Chairman Jane Chu as Commencement Speaker

    The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) has announced that their commencement speaker for the school’s 2016 graduation ceremony will be Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This marks the first time in the school’s 136-year history that an NEA chairman has addressed the graduating class….

  3. 2016 Concerto Competition Winners Announced

    The 2016 School of Music, Theatre & Dance Concerto Competition winners have been announced. The winners in the undergraduate category are: Aaron Kurz (BM ’17, piano) performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto no. 3 in D Minor, op. 30. Kurz’s studio instructor is Logan Skelton and he holds an undergrad merit scholarship. Daniel Fendrick (BM ’17, bassoon), performing…

  4. SMTD’s Collage Concert XXXIX

    While the plummeting temperatures have announced winter’s arrival in Michigan, things are heating up at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) as students prepare for Collage, the school’s annual all-encompassing showcase concert. One of SMTD’s most popular presentations, the 2016 Collage Concert takes place on Saturday, January 16 at 8:00 p.m. at Hill…

  5. NY Philharmonic Residency Details Announced

    The University Musical Society of the University of Michigan (UMS) and the New York Philharmonic, in conjunction with the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD), announce full details for the New York Philharmonic’s first residency in Ann Arbor, taking place October 8-11, 2015.  The partnership launches the Philharmonic and UMS’s ambitious…