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  1. Prof. Timothy Cheek gives us an in-depth look at UMSO’s new CD

    On June 25, Naxos released a new album Waving Farewell featuring the works of Vítězslava Kaprálová and recorded by the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra (UMSO), under conductor Professor Kenneth Kiesler as part of U-M’s Kaprálová Festival. The album features tenor Nicholas Phan (BM ’01, voice) and SMTD Professor Amy I-Lin Cheng (piano). The UMSO recorded the album…

  2. SMTD professor Daniel Washington awarded the 9th Annual Shirley Verrett Award

    This May, the University of Michigan Women of Color in the Academy Project (WOCAP) presented its 9th Annual Shirley Verrett Award to Daniel Washington, Professor of Voice. Professor Washington was recognized for his exemplary leadership and advocacy on behalf of diverse students and faculty artists at U-M. In addition, WOCAP celebrated his innovation and impact…

  3. Alumni Spotlight – Tessa Romano

    Dr. Tessa Romano (MM ‘15 Vocal Performance) is a singer, educator, and collaborator currently living and working in Ōtepoti Dunedin, Aotearoa New Zealand. READ MORE

  4. 2021 SMTD Concerto Competition Winners Announced

    On January 29th and January 30th, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance announced the winners of the 2021 Concerto Competition.  Graduate Division Winners Valentin Kovalev (MM ’22, saxophone), accompanied by Liz Ames, performed the Alto Saxophone Concerto in E-flat Major, op. 109 by Alexander Glazounov. Kovalev is a student of Professor  Timothy McAllister. “I’m…

  5. Emeritus Professor Shirley named an inaugural inductee of the Opera Hall of Fame

    George Shirley, Joseph Edgar Maddy Distinguished University emeritus professor of voice, was named one of the Opera Hall of Fame’s 10 inaugural inductees. The Opera Hall of Fame recognizes the achievements of outstanding living American artists, administrators, and advocates who have strengthened the art form and the field. It was established in 2020 on the…