News & Features

  1. 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…

  2. 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.

  3. 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…

  4. Symphony Band and Scott Piper premiere “The Seer” by Erik Santos

    What happens when the poetry of Langston Hughes meets the music of Prof. Erik Santos and is interpreted by the University Symphony Band and voice Prof. Scott Piper? Nothing short of fireworks.

  5. Donations help flute students learn from the past and practice for the future

      Two SMTD flute alumni have made valuable contributions to Professor Amy Porter’s flute studio. Susan Waller (MM ’72, flute) and her husband Roger (MBA ’72, business) made a gift to name a practice room in the E.V. Moore Building. “The Susan and Roger Waller Practice Room represents a big step in the right direction…