News & Features

  1. 2020 SMTD Concerto Competition Winners Announced

    The 2020 School of Music, Theatre & Dance Concerto Competition winners have been announced.

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

    Two alumni of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance – Leslie DeShazor (BM ’01, viola) and Caen Thomason-Redus – have been named to Musical America’s 2019 “30 Professionals of the Year: Movers & Shakers of the Performing Arts.” According to Musical America, the list comprises “wonderfully diverse individuals who keep the…

  3. Percussion alum is last-minute substitute at LA’s Hear Now Festival

    Jeff Grant (MM ’12, percussion) saved the day for French new music ensemble TM+ on Friday, May 3, stepping in at the last minute to perform William Kraft’s Concerto for Percussion and Chamber Ensemble. TM+ was scheduled to take part in Los Angeles’ Hear Now Music Festival for new music by LA composers, but their…

  4. Actress and activist Christine Lahti (BA ’72, theatre) delivers the 2019 SMTD commencement address

    View a video of her speech here. Content warning: this speech contains adult language.

  5. Actress and alumna Christine Lahti will be SMTD’s commencement speaker

    Christine Lahti (BA ’72, theatre), a renowned actress of stage and screen, will be our featured speaker for the School of Music, Theatre & Dance Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 3, 2019, in Hill Auditorium. The doors at Hill open at 3:15 pm and the ceremony will begin promptly at 4:00 pm. No tickets are necessary.  A livestream will…