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  1. Symphony Band and Scott Piper premiere “The Seer” by Erik Santos

    What happens when the poetry of Langston Hughes meets the music of Prof. Erik Santos and is interpreted by the University Symphony Band and voice Prof. Scott Piper? Nothing short of fireworks.

  2. Willis Patterson: Artist and Advocate

      The 2018-2019 academic year marks the 50th anniversary of the racial integration of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) faculty with the hiring of black bass singer Willis C. Patterson to the Department of Voice in fall 1968. For the School’s administration, this was perhaps a safe choice for…

  3. SMTD presents symposium and performance event focused on sexual misconduct in the performing arts

    The U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) will present an event titled “Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Awareness and Prevention in the Performing Arts” on Tuesday, February 26 at 6 p.m. The free event is open to the entire U-M community and the public; registration is recommended through Eventbrite. It takes place in Hankinson Rehearsal…

  4. Michigan Chamber Players and SMTD students present concert dedicated to children without parents

    Faculty and students at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance will perform a unique concert on Sunday, February 10 at 4 pm that is dedicated to children without parents. Titled “Friends and Family,” the performance features the all-faculty Michigan Chamber Players with a program curated by Aleksandra Vojčić, pianist and associate professor of music…

  5. SMTD Students, Faculty, Staff win MLK Spirit Awards

    Multiple students, faculty and staff at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) received 2019 North Campus Deans’ MLK Spirit Awards. The awards are given to students, student organizations, staff, and faculty members at the University of Michigan North Campus who exemplify the leadership and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through their commitment to…