1. The Dance Legacy Project: staging historic modern dance works

    Built for music, with its world-famous acoustics, Hill Auditorium rarely has its stage graced by dancers. Large-scale dance performances are generally reserved for the Power Center for the Performing Arts, with its versatile stage and technical sophistication. But that changed in October when the Dance Legacy Project (DLP) had its premiere performance in Hill

  2. Going Hollywood: Musical Theatre alums on screen

    Broadway may be the primary destination for graduates of SMTD’s Department of Musical Theatre, but success is also regularly found Off Broadway, on national and regional tours, and on screen as well.

  3. Learning how to EXCEL in NYC

    “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere. It’s up to you, New York, New York.” Kander & Ebb made a good point. New York City is a vast, competitive, dazzling, daunting labyrinth where the best of the best go to make their mark―especially among performing artists.

  4. Back to the Future: Dave Gier returns to lead his alma mater

    Just four days before the University of Michigan’s Homecoming in October, David A. Gier (BM ’83, trombone performance) began his tenure as the eighth dean of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Needless to say, this put “homecoming” in a whole new light.

  5. Prof. Marie McCarthy Receives Major Honor from ISME

    Marie McCarthy, professor of music education and director of research at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, has been awarded honorary lifetime membership in the International Society of Music Education (ISME), the premier international organization for music education, which is affiliated with the International Music Council and UNESCO. Reserved for a small representation of…