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  1. Students perform workshop production of new opera by Prof. Bright Sheng

    Prior to its world premiere by the San Francisco Opera (SFO) in September 2016, a group of voice and piano students at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance will have the unique opportunity of performing a workshop production of Dream of the Red Chamber. The English-language opera, commissioned by the SFO, was composed by…

  2. SMTD Announces NEA Chairman Jane Chu as Commencement Speaker

    The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) has announced that their commencement speaker for the school’s 2016 graduation ceremony will be Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This marks the first time in the school’s 136-year history that an NEA chairman has addressed the graduating class….

  3. SphinxCon to feature SMTD faculty and alumni

    School of Music, Theatre & Dance  faculty and alumni will be well represented at this year’s SphinxCon: Ignite to Action, a national conference that explores diversity in the arts. The conference takes place February 5-6 at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit and features industry leaders presenting ideas, tools, and inspiration to spark conversation…

  4. SMTD’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium Events

    The University of Michigan will once again celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the annual MLK symposium, with events taking place between January 12 and February 23. The theme of the 2016 MLK Symposium is #WhoWillBeNext, and School of Music, Theatre & Dance students, faculty and guests are involved in some…

  5. Opera’s Next Superstar

    In December 2014, tenor Michael Fabiano appeared in his first starring role at New York’s Metropolitan Opera when he took the stage in La Bohème as Rodolfo, filling in on short notice for an ailing Ramón Vargas. According to The New York Times review the next day, “by the end of the second act, the…