News & Features

  1. 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…

  2. Michigan Chamber Players and SMTD students present concert dedicated to children without parents

    Faculty and students at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance will perform a unique concert on Sunday, February 10 at 4 pm that is dedicated to children without parents. Titled “Friends and Family,” the performance features the all-faculty Michigan Chamber Players with a program curated by Aleksandra Vojčić, pianist and associate professor of music…

  3. 2019 SMTD Concerto Competition Winners Announced

    The 2019 School of Music, Theatre & Dance Concerto Competition winners have been announced.

  4. Winter 2019 Performing Arts EXCELerator Fellows announced

    The University of Michigan’s latest cohort of Performing Arts EXCELerator Fellows have been announced. Hosted by the EXCEL Lab at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD), this incubator program provides training, exclusive access to industry mentors, and up to $5000 in seed money for four ventures that aim to make a significant impact…

  5. Back to the Future: Dave Gier returns to lead his alma mater

      Just four days before the University of Michigan’s Homecoming in October, David A. Gier (BM ’83, trombone performance) began his tenure as the eighth dean of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Needless to say, this put “homecoming” in a whole new light.