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  1. SMTD offering Ideas With A Beat: Hip-hop Songwriting with Deidre D.S.SENSE Smith

  2. SMTD Graduate Student Njeri Rutherford Awarded Anti-Racism Grant

    Earlier this summer, SMTD graduate student Njeri Rutherford (MFA ’23, dance) earned a summer research grant from the Anti-Racism Collaborative, administered by the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID). The NCID awarded summer research grants, co-sponsored by Rackham Graduate School and the Center for Racial Justice (CRJ) in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public…

  3. “The Rich Variety of Bach’s Genius”: James Kibbie to Perform Entire Canon of Bach Organ Works

    In 2000, Johann Sebastian Bach was the subject of an international celebration honoring the 250th anniversary of his death. Concerts, festivals, and an explosion of recordings commemorated this semiquincentennial, a testament to the composer’s enduring genius, popularity, and influence. Thanks to Bach’s prodigious output of organ compositions, James Kibbie, former Department of Organ chair and…

  4. Amy I-Lin Cheng to join Department of Piano Fall 2022

    The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance has announced that Professor Amy I-Lin Cheng will join the faculty as assistant professor in the Department of Piano. Cheng began at SMTD as a lecturer in piano in 2012, teaching studio piano and coaching chamber music. “Professor Amy Cheng is the perfect person to…

  5. Tiffany Trent to join Department of Theatre & Drama as Chair Fall 2022

    This fall, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance will welcome Tiffany Trent as chair of the Department of Theatre & Drama. Trent is a theatre director and scholar of applied theatre, theatre for youth, and practical theology. “Dr. Trent is a multi-disciplinary theatre artist,” shared Christianne Myers, interim chair of the department. “Her unique…