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  1. Ann Arbor Dance Works announces its 31st season

    Ann Arbor Dance Works is proud to announce their 31st Annual Spring Season, featuring exciting new contemporary dance works by international guest artist Alessio Silvestrin; New York City dance artists and U-M alumni Sarah Konner and Austin Selden; and University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance faculty choreographers Missy Beck, Bill DeYoung, and Sean Hoskins. Performers include…

  2. $100K grand prize winner announced at U-M’s inaugural M-Prize chamber music competition

    After two days of semifinals and finals concerts at the University of Michigan, the Calidore String Quartet has won the $100,000 M-Prize, a new chamber music competition hosted by the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance. The announcement was made Thursday night at Hill Auditorium after the grand prize gala competition, which also featured…

  3. Matt Albert joins SMTD as first chair of Department of Chamber Music

    The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) has appointed renowned violinist and violist Matt Albert as the first chair of its new Department of Chamber Music. Albert, currently director of chamber music and of SYZYGY at the Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, will begin his tenure at SMTD…

  4. M-Prize Semi-Finalists and Concert Schedule Announced

    M-Prize, the largest chamber music competition in the world in terms of both prize money and number of applications, will hold its inaugural semi-finals and finals concerts in Ann Arbor, Michigan from May 17-19, 2016. The competition is based at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD). The M-Prize Grand Prize…

  5. Social Justice + Music: Men’s Glee Club Premieres “Seven Last Words of the Unarmed”

    You’ve heard their names in the news. Michael Brown. Trayvon Martin. Oscar Grant. Eric Garner. Kenneth Chamberlain. Amadou Diallo. John Crawford. These men are the subjects of a powerful multi-movement work by up-and-coming Atlanta-based composer Joel Thompson titled Seven Last Words of the Unarmed. The work was recently premiered by the University of Michigan Men’s Glee…