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  1. U-M Orchestra to Perform New Critical Editions of Gershwin Masterpieces

    ANN ARBOR—The University Symphony Orchestra at the University of Michigan will perform two George Gershwin masterpieces—”An American in Paris” (1928) and “Concerto in F” (1925)—in new critical editions that reveal, for the first time in decades, the composer’s original intent for the works. The original states of each composition were revealed during research for the…

  2. SMTD Welcomes New Faculty for the 2016-17 Academic Year

    The 2016-17 academic year brings a celebrated group of artists and pedagogues to the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance as the School’s newest faculty members. SMTD is delighted to welcome Matthew Albert (chamber music), Matthew Bengston (piano literature, fortepiano), Vincent Cardinal (musical theatre), José Casas (playwriting), Caroline Coade (viola), Charles Garrett (musicology), Tzveta…

  3. Student Performances Featured at UMMA’s “Nights at the Museum”

    The University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) will illuminate its facade with artwork, performance videos, and a family-friendly movie night over a week in early September, with one night (Sept. 6) devoted to prjecting videos of School of Music, Theatre & Dance student performances. “Nights At the Museum,” UMMA’s first-ever exterior media art initiative,…

  4. The New Entrepreneurs

    When graduate student Ashley Stanley (flute and chamber arts) arrived at Michigan in the fall of 2014, she recognized immediately that she was receiving a world-class education. “My playing ability was improving exponentially and I was getting the chance to work with serious colleagues with unbelievable talent,” she recalled recently. But Stanley also felt that…

  5. New Symphony Band CD features faculty and alumni composers and soloists

    The University Symphony Band (USB), the premier concert band at the University of Michigan, has released Reflections, a new recording on the Equilibrium record label, available as both CD and digital download formats. The album includes a variety of recent works, most by faculty and alumni composers from U-M’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance…