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  1. SMTD professor Martin Katz to explore the art of accompaniment

    By Sydney Hawkins Michigan News Dubbed the “dean of accompanists” by the Los Angeles Times, Martin Katz has spent more than 50 years collaborating with the world’s most celebrated soloists. A master pianist, conductor and pedagogue, Katz has contributed to a changed perception of collaborators in the field, who “unlike the accompanist of a century…

  2. SMTD Students, Faculty, Staff win MLK Spirit Awards

    Multiple students, faculty and staff at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) received 2019 North Campus Deans’ MLK Spirit Awards. The awards are given to students, student organizations, staff, and faculty members at the University of Michigan North Campus who exemplify the leadership and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through their commitment to…

  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. SMTD will host the Chorus America Conducting Academy in July 2019

    The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) will be home to the third annual Chorus America Conducting Academy, taking place July 15-19, 2019 on the U-M campus in Ann Arbor. The Academy’s culminating performance will be staged in historic Hill Auditorium. This unique week-long program will focus on developing conductors’ choral-orchestral…