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  1. The Evolution of SMTD: An Insider’s Account of the Transition from a Classic Music School to a Comprehensive School of Performing Arts

    Professor Emeritus of Music and Dean Emeritus Paul Boylan served as dean of the School of Music (later renamed the School of Music, Theatre & Dance) from 1979 to 2000. He also served as university vice provost for the arts during that time. Boylan joined the faculty in 1965 and was active as a teacher…

  2. Robert Sullivan to join Department of Winds & Percussion Fall 2022

    The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance announces that Professor Robert Sullivan will join the faculty as professor of trumpet in the winds and percussion instruments department in fall 2022. Sullivan has most recently served as principal trumpet of the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras; he has also been a lecturer at…

  3. School of Music, Theatre & Dance Faculty Promotions

    On May 19, 2022, the University of Michigan Board of Regents approved recommendations for promotions for regular associate and full professor ranks, including several SMTD faculty.  Congratulations to the following: *Matthew T. Albert, associate professor of music, with tenure *Matthew Bengtson, associate professor of music, with tenure *José Casas, associate professor of theatre and drama,…

  4. VIDEO: “Vodalities: Paradigms of Consciousness for the Human Voice” by Shodekeh Talifero // U-M Percussion Ensemble

  5. 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.