News & Features

  1. Reflecting On Jimi Hendrix’s Star-Spangled Banner as Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary Approaches

    Mark Clague, associate professor of musicology at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, is one of the nation’s foremost experts on “The Star-Spangled Banner,” among many other facets of American music. Clague is the founding board chair of the Star Spangled Music Foundation and editor and producer of the “Star Spangled…

  2. I Hear A Symphony: For U-M violin student, hearing loss is not a disability

    Violin teacher Danielle Belen uses a lot of gestures and hand signals but not many words. Her student, Abigel Szilagyi, relies on vibrations, muscle memory, and instincts.

  3. UMS Announces the 2019-20 Cohort of 21St Century Artist Interns

    The University Musical Society (UMS) and the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) EXCEL Lab are proud to announce the 2019-20 cohort of 21st Century Artist Interns. These five students, all SMTD undergraduates, will spend the summer working with a professional dance, theater, or music ensemble that UMS will present during the 2019-20…

  4. SMTD video wins Michigan Emmy

    Congratulations to Chris Boyes, SMTD’s videographer and broadcast media specialist, and former director of communications Marilou Carlin on winning the Michigan EMMY Chapter – NATAS in the “Arts & Entertainment” category for SMTD’s video on Professor Patricia Hall’s research on a foxtrot titled “The Most Beautiful Time of Life.”

  5. Alumna Celia Keenan-Bolger Wins Tony Award

    Musical Theatre alumna Celia Keenan-Bolger (BFA ’00, musical theatre) received a 2019 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for her critically acclaimed performance as Scout Finch in Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway. She received the award on the nationally broadcast 73rd Annual Tony Awards,…