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  1. Violinist Fabiola Kim to join SMTD Faculty in Fall 2020

    The 2020-21 academic year will bring the arrival of celebrated violinist and pedagogue Fabiola Kim to the Department of Strings faculty as an assistant professor of music (violin). “I am beyond excited and incredibly honored to join the SMTD family at the University of Michigan,” said Kim. “I look forward to working with the esteemed faculty and…

  2. 2020 SMTD Concerto Competition Winners Announced

    The 2020 School of Music, Theatre & Dance Concerto Competition winners have been announced.

  3. Two SMTD Alumni are among Musical America’s “30 Professionals of the Year”

    Two alumni of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance – Leslie DeShazor (BM ’01, viola) and Caen Thomason-Redus – have been named to Musical America’s 2019 “30 Professionals of the Year: Movers & Shakers of the Performing Arts.” According to Musical America, the list comprises “wonderfully diverse individuals who keep the…

  4. SMTD Alumni nominated for 2020 Grammy Awards

    Once again, alumni of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance have been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards. Derek Bermel (MM ’93, DMA ’97, composition and clarinet) received his second Grammy nomination, for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for his work Bermel: Migration Series for Jazz Ensemble & Orchestra. He had previously been…

  5. Prof. Yizhak Schotten to be awarded prestigious American Viola Society Award

    In June 2020, Professor Yizhak Schotten (viola) will be awarded the American Viola Society (AVS) Career Achievement Award for Distinguished Contributions to Viola Performance and/or Teaching.  Since 1997, this extremely prestigious award has only been bestowed to 13 viola professionals. The award committee cited Schotten’s strong legacy of teaching excellence, his important recordings (notably his Viola 1919: Hindemith, Clarke,…