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  1. 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,…

  2. The New Entrepreneurs

    When graduate student Ashley Stanley (flute and chamber arts) arrived at Michigan in the fall of 2014, she recognized immediately that she was receiving a world-class education. “My playing ability was improving exponentially and I was getting the chance to work with serious colleagues with unbelievable talent,” she recalled recently. But Stanley also felt that…

  3. A Tale of Two Operas

    As a composer, there are few achievements more prestigious than having a grand opera commissioned and performed by a celebrated company. Yet in the short span of four weeks this spring, two School of Music, Theatre & Dance alums-who earned degrees the same year-have seen this dream realized. JFK, composed by David T. Little (MM’…

  4. Social Justice + Music: Men’s Glee Club Premieres “Seven Last Words of the Unarmed”

    You’ve heard their names in the news. Michael Brown. Trayvon Martin. Oscar Grant. Eric Garner. Kenneth Chamberlain. Amadou Diallo. John Crawford. These men are the subjects of a powerful multi-movement work by up-and-coming Atlanta-based composer Joel Thompson titled Seven Last Words of the Unarmed. The work was recently premiered by the University of Michigan Men’s Glee…

  5. New Symphony Band CD features faculty and alumni composers and soloists

    The University Symphony Band (USB), the premier concert band at the University of Michigan, has released Reflections, a new recording on the Equilibrium record label, available as both CD and digital download formats. The album includes a variety of recent works, most by faculty and alumni composers from U-M’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance…