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  1. Winners of the 2022 Friends of Opera Competition

    Each year, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) Friends of Opera – those who support the Department of Voice through annual giving – holds the Friends of Opera Competition, awarding three prizes to vocal performance students in each of two categories: the John Knapp Undergraduate Award and the Anna Chapekis Graduate Award. The…

  2. Michigan Medicine and their approach to the treatment and prevention of performers’ ailments

    Professional musicians are athletes. That’s not just a metaphor — at least not for the speech pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, laryngologists, vocal coaches, and other providers who care for them at Michigan Medicine.

  3. VIDEO: “Door Out of the Fire” by Christopher Theofanidis // Chamber Choir // Eugene Rogers, conductor

  4. Considering Matthew Shepard: A One-Night Performance at UMMA Captured on Film

    The murder of Matthew Shepard – a young, gay man tied to a fence, brutally beaten, and left for dead in October 1998 – has reverberated through the decades and far beyond the borders of Shepard’s home state of Wyoming. This savage crime, as well as the murder of a black man by white supremacists…

  5. SMTD to host masterclasses with UMS Messiah soloists

    The Department of Voice, in collaboration with UMS, will host masterclasses with the soloists appearing in The Messiah, on Friday, December 3, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00p.m. Four masterclasses will take place concurrently in the Earl V. Moore Building. Please visit the UMS website for information about The Messiah. JOELLE HARVEY, soprano WATKINS LECTURE…