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  1. Performing Arts in the Digital Age

    Through dynamic multidisciplinary courses, SMTD is helping prepare students for 21st century careers For hundreds of years, music, theatre, and dance was experienced only by attending a live performance. But the 20th and 21st centuries permanently changed that paradigm, beginning with audio recordings and soon followed by film, television, and the Internet. Today, digital media…

  2. Collaboration Nation

    SMTD students explore the vast interdisciplinary opportunities at U-M. This summer, several dance majors from the School of Music, Theatre & Dance will be looking to the wind for inspiration…literally. With Ann Arbor Dance Works, the resident professional dance company of the Department of Dance, students are exploring the potential for harnessing the wind as…

  3. Delivering The Goods

    One day a homicidal politico with vengeance issues, the next a sweet and supportive father raising two daughters on his own. Thus goes the life of Matt Letscher, whose ability to inhabit any role has made him one of Hollywood’s go-to character actors. With more than 40 television roles in 20 years-many of them recurring-along…

  4. Technology Takes the Stage

    There is much about the study and performance of music, theatre, and dance in the new millennium that hasn’t changed in centuries: talent, practice, knowledge, inspiration, and passion are still essential ingredients that drive the performing arts. Yet while these elements remain constant, in recent years performing arts technologies have evolved in unprecedented ways. As…

  5. 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…