1. 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…

  2. Antonio drops new albums with ensembles Yarn/Wire and Wet Ink Ensemble

    Ian Antonio, Assistant Professor of Percussion, has released two new albums with fellow musicians and collaborators in ensembles Yarn/Wire and Wet Ink Ensemble.   Released in October, Inner Garden is an album-length work written by saxophonist Travis Laplante with piano/percussion ensemble Yarn/Wire, of which Antonio is a founding member. Hailed as “mesmerizing and dynamic” by the…

  3. David Jackson with trombone

    Faculty Spotlight – David Jackson

    Professor David Jackson (MM ’92, BM ’91, trombone performance) is an active performer, a champion of new music, and a dedicated teacher. Read more

  4. Jillian Kouzel

    Jillian Kouzel – Earl V. Moore Award (Music)

    Jillian Kouzel completed a double master’s degree in Oboe and Chamber Music at U-M as a graduate student instructor under the direction of Nancy Ambrose King. She will continue her academic career at Michigan as a DMA student in Fall 2020. Kouzel aspires to cultivate a lasting career as a professor, orchestral musician, and chamber…

  5. Professor Doug Perkins conducts 50 violinists at the Red Bull Music Festival

    Perkins Conducts on New Recording, Drift Multiply

    Doug Perkins, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, is the conductor on a new recording of Drift Multiply, a composition from New York-based composer Tristan Perich which was released today via online streaming and CD. Drift Multiply is performed by fifty…