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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Nicholas Walker joins SMTD in Fall 2021

    Nicholas Walker will join the School of Music, Theatre & Dance as a Visiting Professor of Music (double bass) during the 2021-22 academic year. “I am delighted to join the U-M SMTD community as a Visiting Professor of Music beginning in the Fall of 2021,” said Walker. “I have admired the scope and depth of…

  4. Violin Students win Gold and Silver Prizes at MASTA

    In November, graduate violin student Danqi Zeng and undergraduate violin student Bright Johnston shared the Gold prize, while undergraduate violin student Javier Torres won the Silver prize at the Michigan Chapter of the American String Teachers Association (MASTA) Solo Competition. Both Zeng and Torres are members of Professor Danielle Belen’s violin studio and Johnston is a member of Professor…

  5. SMTD Alumni nominated for 2021 Grammy Awards

    Once again, alumni of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance have been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards.* This year saw SMTD have three nominees in the Best Classical Solo Vocal Album. Tenor Brian Giebler (MM ’12, voice) received his first Grammy nomination for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album, for his debut…