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  1. Text S M T D Global connections over a stylized world map in light green (land) and slate blue (water).

    Learn about the Global Connections Series for STMD students

    The SMTD Global Connections Series is a drop-in opportunity for students to learn about professional linkages faculty have with international partners.

  2. Trumpet faculty William Lucas

    Faculty Spotlight: William Lucas, trumpet

    William Lucas, Assistant Professor of Jazz & Contemporary Improvisation, is a dedicated teacher, composer, and performer. Read more

  3. Pianist Sonya Belaya wearing a dark dress and chunky necklace looking pensively into the distance, standing in a field with a blurred city in the background at dusk.

    Alumni Spotlight: Sonya Belaya

    Sonya Belaya is a pianist, singer, composer, and improviser. Her work centers on music as social work, with a focus on the integration of womxn’s trauma as musical narrative, and storytelling as a symbol of powerful vulnerability. Read more

  4. 2021 SMTD Concerto Competition Winners Announced

    On January 29th and January 30th, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance announced the winners of the 2021 Concerto Competition.  Graduate Division Winners Valentin Kovalev (MM ’22, saxophone), accompanied by Liz Ames, performed the Alto Saxophone Concerto in E-flat Major, op. 109 by Alexander Glazounov. Kovalev is a student of Professor  Timothy McAllister. “I’m…

  5. Professor Andy Milne takes an in-depth look at his new album

    This past October, Assistant Professor of Jazz & Contemporary Improvisation Andy Milne participated in an Instagram listening party for his 2020 release of The reMission. During the event, Prof. Milne broke down every track on his new album, giving insight into his process, and how the album came about.  Track 1: Passion Dance  Track…