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  1. Performance and Recording of Rare, Unfinished Domenico Scarlatti Manuscript Debuts At U-M

    Culminating in a modern debut at the University of Michigan this fall, faculty, staff and students at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance and U-M Library have spent the last several months rehearsing and creating a performance edition of Quando o bella Clori,” or Clori e Fileno—penned by Italian composer and keyboard virtuoso Domenico…

  2. SMTD Welcomes New Faculty for the 2019-20 Academic Year

    The 2019-20 academic year brings a celebrated group of artists and pedagogues to the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance as the School’s newest faculty members. SMTD is delighted to welcome Amir Eldan (cello), Amy E. Hughes (theatre arts), Geoff Packard (theatre & drama), Kirk Severtson (opera), and Lynne Shankel (musical theatre). Additionally, Professor…

  3. Dept. of Music Theory News Update (Oct. 2019)

    Áine Heneghan, Nathan Martin, Sam Mukherji, and René Rusch will present their research from their grant “A Computational Study of Patterned Melodic Structures Across Musical Cultures” with Steven Abney (Dept. of Linguistics) and Long Nguyen (Dept. of Statistics) at U-M’s MIDAS Music Mini-Symposium on Friday, November 15th, 2019. Áine Heneghan was Visiting Professor at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst…

  4. U-M President Launches New Arts Initiative

    A comprehensive presidential arts initiative designed to “unleash imagination and creativity” at the University of Michigan was announced today by President Mark Schlissel. A working group of arts leaders on campus, including Dean Dave Gier, will collaborate with all parts of the university in creating the initiative. According to Schlissel, a two-year startup phase will…

  5. SMTD Alumna and Renowned Opera Star Jessye Norman dies at 74

    Jessye Norman, MM ’68 (voice), Sc.D.Hon ’87, died on September 30, 2019, in New York at the age of 74. Norman was one of the world’s most celebrated performing artists, acclaimed for her performances in a wide range of leading roles with the world’s premier opera companies, in solo recitals, and in concerts of her…