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  1. Performing Arts in the Digital Age

    Through dynamic multidisciplinary courses, SMTD is helping prepare students for 21st century careers For hundreds of years, music, theatre, and dance was experienced only by attending a live performance. But the 20th and 21st centuries permanently changed that paradigm, beginning with audio recordings and soon followed by film, television, and the Internet. Today, digital media…

  2. From the Shelf to St. Petersburg

    Arthur Gottschalk’s unexpected journey to becoming an award-winning composer has now brought him to Russia for a major recording project. Arthur Gottschalk’s latest composition, Requiem: For the Living, written for orchestra, choir, and vocal soloists, almost never saw the light of day. Written in 2001, after the events of September 11, Requiem was crafted from…

  3. The Kendall Decade

    Dean Kendall reflects on 10 years of successes, challenges, and growth as he concludes his final year as SMTD dean. In May, at the conclusion of the 2014-15 academic year, Dean Christopher Kendall will step down after serving two consecutive five-year terms as dean, the current U-M limit. Under Kendall’s leadership, SMTD has experienced marked progress,…

  4. Transatlantic Connections

    It’s not every day that a superstar in the international world of contemporary dance visits a college campus to help rehearse students in one of his own choreographies. So forgive Department of Dance students if they are a little starstruck in January, when Richard Alston, founder and artistic director of the Richard Alston Dance Company…

  5. A Steady Rise to the Top

    After 11 years of hard work and a stream of roles, Brynn O’Malley is Broadway’s brightest new star. Brynn O’Malley is about to embark on an extended honeymoon…on Broadway. The 2003 musical theatre graduate is starring in Honeymoon in Vegas, a new musical based on the 1992 film, now in previews, which opens January 15….