1. Learning Beyond the Classroom: Community Engagement with SMTD’s PEERs Program

    The University of Michigan has long included public engagement in its educational mission, aiming to reinvest its resources in the communities it serves. Such engagement also contributes to the University’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) strategic plan by increasing awareness and access among underserved populations in the state of Michigan. At the same time, U-M students’ participation…

  2. 2020 SMTD Concerto Competition Winners Announced

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

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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.