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  1. The Michigan Artist Citizen Program

    A behind-the-scenes look at SMTD’s Michigan Artist Citizen program at Mitchell Elementary.

  2. The New Entrepreneurs

    When graduate student Ashley Stanley (flute and chamber arts) arrived at Michigan in the fall of 2014, she recognized immediately that she was receiving a world-class education. “My playing ability was improving exponentially and I was getting the chance to work with serious colleagues with unbelievable talent,” she recalled recently. But Stanley also felt that…

  3. A Tale of Two Operas

    As a composer, there are few achievements more prestigious than having a grand opera commissioned and performed by a celebrated company. Yet in the short span of four weeks this spring, two School of Music, Theatre & Dance alums-who earned degrees the same year-have seen this dream realized. JFK, composed by David T. Little (MM’…

  4. Sexism and the City

    If you’ve seen The Devil Wears Prada, starring Meryl Streep as magazine editor Miranda Priestly, you’ll almost certainly be reminded of that character when first encountering Diana Trout, played by Miriam Shor (BFA ’93, theatre) on TV Land’s hit series Younger. Both women are imperious, glamorous, ambitious, accomplished, and profoundly dismissive and demanding of their…

  5. Taking Dance Outside the Studio

    The Department of Dance’s Freshman Touring Company (FTC) plays a critical role in the development of young dancers who are beginning their journey toward a career in dance.  It takes them outside the studio to engage the community and gives them the real-life experience of being a member of a small dance company. Launched as…