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  1. Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Susanne Baer to address social justice and the performing arts at SMTD

    As part of the U-M Bicentennial, the University of Michigan will welcome United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Justice Susanne Baer (LLM ’93), of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, to participate in the first of three 2017 Presidential Bicentennial Colloquia. Taking place on Monday, January 30, the colloquium will feature a number…

  2. Hispanic music festival to take place at University of Michigan

    A week-long music festival celebrating the music and musicians who blend Western classical traditions with those from Hispanic-Latino culture will take place at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor from Sunday, January 29-Saturday, February 4, 2017. Titled En Español: Sounds from the Hispanosphere, the entirely free festival is the first of its kind and…

  3. SMTD Welcomes Alumnus Paul Harkins as Development & External Relations Chief

    The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) has named alumnus Paul Harkins (BM ’86, MM ’95, percussion performance) as its chief development & external relations officer, overseeing all fundraising and communications efforts for the school, effective January 16, 2017. He succeeds Maureen Schafer who has joined the U-M Office of University Development (OUD) as senior…

  4. Regent Andrea Fischer Newman and Frank Newman make $1 million gift in support of Theatre & Drama

    Regent Andrea Fischer Newman and her husband Frank Newman have made a gift of $1 million to support three critical areas within the Department of Theatre & Drama at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD). The tripartite gift provides holistic support by funding scholarships, a facility upgrade, and the all-important…

  5. SMTD presents concert pianist & celebrated speaker Jade Simmons in MLK Symposium events

    As part of the University of Michigan’s annual Revered Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance will host Jade Simmons, a classical pianist who has taken her career outside the borders of classical music and has become a renowned “emergence expert” and inspirational speaker. The event, on Sunday, January 15 at…