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  1. Top string program for young musicians moves to U-M

    The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD), in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be the new home of Center Stage Strings (CSS), one of the country’s leading summer training programs for young string musicians, ages 12 to 24. Danielle Belen, U-M associate professor of violin who founded the summer camp in Three Rivers,…

  2. NY Philharmonic Residency Details Announced

    The University Musical Society of the University of Michigan (UMS) and the New York Philharmonic, in conjunction with the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD), announce full details for the New York Philharmonic’s first residency in Ann Arbor, taking place October 8-11, 2015.  The partnership launches the Philharmonic and UMS’s ambitious…

  3. Inspiring the Michigan Experience

    What is a quintessential “Michigan experience”? For many, it’s that initial thrill of seeing the Michigan Marching Band enter the stadium…the stirring pride of hearing a U-M ensemble perform “The Victors”…the buzz of excitement in a packed Hill Auditorium that precedes the start of the annual Collage Concert. The fact is, a large number of…

  4. Learning From the Best–A Student Celebration of SMTD Faculty

    Like many School of Music, Theatre & Dance students, Henry Nettleton, a musical theatre junior, chose U-M based on the faculty. While in high school, he attended SMTD’s “MPulse” summer program for musical theatre, run by Department of Musical Theatre chair Brent Wagner. “I was astounded at Professor Wagner’s scholarship and specificity, and his attention…