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  1. It’s All About the Song

    Every spring, graduating seniors in the Department of Musical Theatre travel to New York City and sing their hearts out for agents and casting directors at what is basically one grand audition: the annual Senior Showcase. This is their big chance to make an impression on those who have the potential to jumpstart their Broadway…

  2. Capturing the Spirit of Music in Michigan

    Since the 1600s, people from around the world have settled in and around the Great Lakes. Joining an existing diverse population of indigenous Algonquian people, immigrants created cultural enclaves and transplanted many aspects of their parent culture in Michigan, creating an expansive musical mosaic. Spearheaded by Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Music Lester Monts (ethnomusicology),…

  3. Community Concert to honor victims of Orlando shooting

    “Requiem for Orlando,” a community concert of Mozart’s Requiem, will be performed on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 8 pm to honor the victims of the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL. The concert was organized by Austin Stewart (BM ’09, voice), a current musicology graduate student at the University of Michigan School…

  4. Vincent J. Cardinal named chair of Department of Musical Theatre

    The new chair of the Department of Musical Theatre at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) will be Vincent J. Cardinal, who begins his tenure in September 2016 as the Arthur E. and Martha S. Hearron Endowed Professor of Musical Theatre. Cardinal succeeds Brent Wagner, who retired at the end…

  5. Professor Emeritus Gustav Meier has died

    Gustav Meier, the much beloved Professor Emeritus of Conducting at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2016 at his home in Ann Arbor. Meier, 86, had been receiving treatment for cancer and was under hospice care at his home. “The School of Music, Theatre & Dance has lost…