1. Amplifying History: Upcoming Concerts Feature Music from Auschwitz

    For more than forty years, Patricia Hall, professor of music theory at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD), has explored archives all over the world, looking for significant musical manuscripts that have been forgotten, lost, or ignored. In 2016, she went on a somber quest, visiting the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum to search its…

  2. A Closer Look at The Ties That Bind: Two One-Act Operas by African American Composers

    The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) was to stage two rarely performed one-act operatic gems written by Black American composers. While all performances of “Ties That Bind” have been canceled due to recent multiple breakthrough cases of COVID, the significance of the performance remains. Together, this pair of operas elevates…

  3. Expanding Musical Horizons: Inaugural Malm Performance Series Features and Celebrates Instruments in the Stearns Collection

    It’s not every day that an opportunity arises to attend concerts that take the audience on a sonic journey through time and space, featuring not only music from another era or a distant locale, but instruments that span centuries and continents. On Wednesday, February 23, and Thursday, February 24, the School of Music, Theatre &…

  4. Amy Chavasse and Amy Stillman named Arthur F. Thurnau Professors

  5. A Rare Opportunity: SMTD Musical Theatre Students Undertake Extensive Preparation for Roles in UMS’s Production of Fiddler on the Roof

    Musical theatre students in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) have countless opportunities to learn from world-class scholars and practitioners: in courses taught by faculty, in master classes conducted by industry professionals, in visits from alumni working on Broadway.