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  1. Nancy Murphy will join the Department of Music Theory in Fall 2022

    The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance announces that Professor Nancy Murphy will join the faculty as assistant professor in the department of music theory in fall 2022. She is a music theorist who studies singer-songwriter music, metric flexibility, self-expression, vocal production, music-text relations, and transcription. “I am thrilled to be joining…

  2. School of Music, Theatre & Dance Faculty Promotions

    On May 19, 2022, the University of Michigan Board of Regents approved recommendations for promotions for regular associate and full professor ranks, including several SMTD faculty.  Congratulations to the following: *Matthew T. Albert, associate professor of music, with tenure *Matthew Bengtson, associate professor of music, with tenure *José Casas, associate professor of theatre and drama,…

  3. Diane Oliva to join Department of Musicology in Fall 2022

    The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance announces that Professor Diane Oliva will join the faculty as assistant professor in the department of musicology in fall 2022. Oliva’s scholarship engages with the history of science, sound studies, and Atlantic history to write transatlantic histories of music and listening in the eighteenth century….

  4. Antonio Disla will join the Department of Theatre & Drama in Fall 2022

    The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance has announced that Professor Antonio Disla will join the faculty as a clinical assistant professor of theatre and drama. Disla, who joined the department as a guest artist in Fall 2020, “offers a unique blend of rigor, compassion, and authenticity that he brings to the…

  5. Amplifying History: Upcoming Concerts Feature Music from Auschwitz

    For more than forty years, Patricia Hall, professor of music theory at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD), has explored archives all over the world, looking for significant musical manuscripts that have been forgotten, lost, or ignored. In 2016, she went on a somber quest, visiting the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum to search its…