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  1. 2019 SMTD Concerto Competition Winners Announced

    The 2019 School of Music, Theatre & Dance Concerto Competition winners have been announced.

  2. Winter 2019 Performing Arts EXCELerator Fellows announced

    The University of Michigan’s latest cohort of Performing Arts EXCELerator Fellows have been announced. Hosted by the EXCEL Lab at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD), this incubator program provides training, exclusive access to industry mentors, and up to $5000 in seed money for four ventures that aim to make a significant impact…

  3. Back to the Future: Dave Gier returns to lead his alma mater

    Just four days before the University of Michigan’s Homecoming in October, David A. Gier (BM ’83, trombone performance) began his tenure as the eighth dean of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Needless to say, this put “homecoming” in a whole new light.

  4. SMTD Alumni nominated for 2019 Grammy Awards

    Once again, alumni of University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance have been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards. Veteran Grammy winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (both BFA ’06, musical theatre) return to the nominees’ list for 2019 in two categories: Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for the film The Greatest Showman…

  5. Three SMTD Alumni are among Musical America’s “30 Professionals of the Year”

    Three alumni of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance – Damien Crutcher (MM ’96, conducting), Gabriela Lena Frank (DMA ’01, composition), and Erik Rönmark (DMA’04, saxophone) – have been named to Musical America’s 2018 “30 Professionals of the Year: Innovators, Independent Thinkers, and Entrepreneurs.” According to Musical America, the list comprises…