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  1. 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…

  2. Alon Hayut Named Winner of 2022 Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award

    Cellist Alon Hayut (BM ’23) has been named the winner of the 2022 Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD). Established by the trustees of the Presser Foundation, this award is given annually to undergraduate students at participating music schools throughout the United States. The winner is selected by…

  3. 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.

  4. SMTD Violist Earns 3rd Prize in 2022 Sphinx Competition

    Harper Randolph (SM ’23), a student in Professor Caroline Coade’s viola studio, earned third place in the senior division of the prestigious Sphinx Competition in January 2022. This national competition, celebrating its 25th anniversary, is held every year in Detroit and is open to young Black and Latinx classical string players competing in either the…

  5. First year student Ellen Hayashi solos with Utah Symphony