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  1. $10,000 EXCELprize awarded to organizers of Threads All Arts Festival

    The multidisciplinary founders of the Threads All Arts Festival, which launched in Ann Arbor last year and will be presented again in August, have been named the recipients of the 2017 EXCELprize, providing a cash award of $10,000. EXCELprize is awarded by the EXCEL Department (Excellence in Entrepreneurship, Career Empowerment & Leadership) at the School…

  2. SMTD receives $5 million scholarship gift from William and Delores Brehm

    The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) has received a gift of $5 million in support of scholarships from dedicated U-M benefactors William K. and Delores S. Brehm in honor of Christopher Kendall, former dean of SMTD, who served from 2005-2015. This William K. and Delores S. Brehm Scholarship Fund honoring…

  3. UMS and SMTD partner to present concert of new scholarly edition of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

    As part of its 2017‐18 Choral Union Series, the University Musical Society (UMS) will present the University Symphony Orchestra, the premier orchestra of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD), joined by SMTD choirs, performing the most recent draft of the U‐M Gershwin Initiative’s new scholarly edition of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess by…

  4. Aaron Dworkin shares personal message about stepping down as dean

    It is with intensely mixed emotions that I share with you my intent to step down from my position as dean at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective August 15, 2017.  It is necessary for me to have the opportunity to focus more on my family, and this step reflects a joint family…

  5. M-Prize Announces 2017 Semi-Finalists

    M-Prize, the international chamber arts competition with the largest prize pool in the world—$200,000+, including a $100,000 grand prize —has announced the semi-finalists who will compete in live semi-final and final rounds in their bid to win the world’s largest chamber music prize. A complete list of the competitors can be found at mprize.umich.edu. The…