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  1. Always Inspirational, Forever Valiant: A Bicentennial Appreciation for the Performing Arts at Michigan

    The University of Michigan Bicentennial marks 200 years of extraordinary research, education, and public service. According to U-M’s official history, the institution was founded as one “that stresses both the life of the mind and the life of practical achievement; that is both broadly accessible and devoted to educating the leaders of the future.” While…

  2. 2017 Concerto Competition Winners Announced

    The 2017 School of Music, Theatre & Dance Concerto Competition winners have been announced. The winners in the undergraduate category are: Stuart Carlson (BM ’18, violin), performing Berg’s Violinkonzert. Carlson’s studio instructor is Stephen Shipps and he holds an undergrad scholarship. Samuel Kidd (BM ’17, voice), performing Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder. Kidd’s studio instructor is Freda Herseth and he…

  3. U-M Orchestra to Perform New Critical Editions of Gershwin Masterpieces

    ANN ARBOR—The University Symphony Orchestra at the University of Michigan will perform two George Gershwin masterpieces—”An American in Paris” (1928) and “Concerto in F” (1925)—in new critical editions that reveal, for the first time in decades, the composer’s original intent for the works. The original states of each composition were revealed during research for the…

  4. SMTD Welcomes New Faculty for the 2016-17 Academic Year

    The 2016-17 academic year brings a celebrated group of artists and pedagogues to the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance as the School’s newest faculty members. SMTD is delighted to welcome Matthew Albert (chamber music), Matthew Bengston (piano literature, fortepiano), Vincent Cardinal (musical theatre), José Casas (playwriting), Caroline Coade (viola), Charles Garrett (musicology), Tzveta…

  5. Student Performances Featured at UMMA’s “Nights at the Museum”

    The University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) will illuminate its facade with artwork, performance videos, and a family-friendly movie night over a week in early September, with one night (Sept. 6) devoted to prjecting videos of School of Music, Theatre & Dance student performances. “Nights At the Museum,” UMMA’s first-ever exterior media art initiative,…