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  1. UMS, SMTD and the New York Philharmonic Announce Details for 2017 MICHIGAN Residency

    The University Musical Society of the University of Michigan (UMS) and the New York Philharmonic, in conjunction with the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD), announce full details for the New York Philharmonic’s 2017 residency in Ann Arbor, taking place November 16-19, 2017. The residency will feature numerous performances, master classes,…

  2. Professors Daugherty and Gramley receive GRAMMY Awards

    Two University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) faculty members were named GRAMMY® Award-winners at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards, held on Sunday, February 12, 2017. Michael Daugherty (composition), received the GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for his work Tales of Hemingway, featured on the Naxos album of the same name. The album, recorded…

  3. Chamber Choir and Percussion Ensemble perform world premiere of “Mass Observation”

    The University of Michigan Chamber Choir, the premier choral ensemble of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD), will perform the world premiere of a new work for choir and percussion by internationally acclaimed composer Tarik O’Regan. The concert, which also features the U-M Percussion Ensemble, takes place at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor…

  4. Always Inspirational, Forever Valiant: A Bicentennial Appreciation for the Performing Arts at Michigan

    The University of Michigan Bicentennial marks 200 years of extraordinary research, education, and public service. According to U-M’s official history, the institution was founded as one “that stresses both the life of the mind and the life of practical achievement; that is both broadly accessible and devoted to educating the leaders of the future.” While…

  5. SMTD Professors Daugherty and Gramley Receive GRAMMY Nominations

    Two University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) faculty members have been nominated for multiple GRAMMY® Awards. A new album of music by Michael Daugherty (composition), Tales of Hemingway on the Naxos label, has been nominated for three awards. Recorded with the Nashville Symphony conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero, the album’s title work, Tales of Hemingway…