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  1. 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…

  2. 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.

  3. 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…

  4. SMTD presents symposium and performance event focused on sexual misconduct in the performing arts

    The U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) will present an event titled “Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Awareness and Prevention in the Performing Arts” on Tuesday, February 26 at 6 p.m. The free event is open to the entire U-M community and the public; registration is recommended through Eventbrite. It takes place in Hankinson Rehearsal…

  5. SMTD Alumni win 2019 Grammy Awards

    Once again, alumni of University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance have won multiple Grammy Awards. The ceremony was held Sunday, February 10, 2019. Veteran Grammy winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (both BFA ’06, musical theatre) took home “Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media” for the film The Greatest Showman. The songwriting…