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  1. Competition Winners: SMTD Students in Professor Yizhak Schotten’s Viola Studio Take Top Honors at the 2021 American Viola Society Festival

    The American Viola Society Festival occurs every other year at various universities throughout the United States, but because of Covid-19, it was held virtually this year from June 2-5. The University of Michigan was a presenter of this event in 1987 when Professor of Viola Yizhak Schotten was the host chairman. The American Viola Society…

  2. Torres named 2021 Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award recipient

    Javier Torres, a senior in violin performance, was named the 2021 Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award recipient by the Theodore Presser Foundation. Through the generosity of the Presser Foundation, this award is given annually to one SMTD undergraduate student for their musical and academic merit. Torres, who studies violin under Professor Danielle Belén, will be awarded…

  3. 2021 Briggs Chamber Music Competition Winners Announced

    On Saturday, April 10, the 2021 Briggs Chamber Music Competition was held in Britton Recital Hall and McIntosh Theatre. The Briggs Competition was created in an ongoing effort to encourage the excellence of chamber music performance at SMTD and to provide performance opportunities for various ensembles. It is named in honor of its benefactors and…

  4. 2021 SMTD Concerto Competition Winners Announced

    On January 29th and January 30th, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance announced the winners of the 2021 Concerto Competition.  Graduate Division Winners Valentin Kovalev (MM ’22, saxophone), accompanied by Liz Ames, performed the Alto Saxophone Concerto in E-flat Major, op. 109 by Alexander Glazounov. Kovalev is a student of Professor  Timothy McAllister. “I’m…

  5. Celebrating the Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    The University of Michigan will once again celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the annual MLK Symposium, with events taking place between January 15 and March 30. The theme of the 2021 symposium is “Where Do We Go From Here?” MLK Spirit Awards Each year, as part…