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  1. Opera’s Next Superstar

    In December 2014, tenor Michael Fabiano appeared in his first starring role at New York’s Metropolitan Opera when he took the stage in La Bohème as Rodolfo, filling in on short notice for an ailing Ramón Vargas. According to The New York Times review the next day, “by the end of the second act, the…

  2. The First 100 Days

    Twenty years ago, Aaron Dworkin arrived at the University of Michigan as a junior transfer student from Penn State, intent on getting everything he could out of his final years of study. “I came to Michigan with a purpose,” he said. “Whatever I was going to do with my life, my skill sets were going…

  3. 2016 Concerto Competition Winners Announced

    The 2016 School of Music, Theatre & Dance Concerto Competition winners have been announced. The winners in the undergraduate category are: Aaron Kurz (BM ’17, piano) performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto no. 3 in D Minor, op. 30. Kurz’s studio instructor is Logan Skelton and he holds an undergrad merit scholarship. Daniel Fendrick (BM ’17, bassoon), performing…

  4. SMTD’s Collage Concert XXXIX

    While the plummeting temperatures have announced winter’s arrival in Michigan, things are heating up at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) as students prepare for Collage, the school’s annual all-encompassing showcase concert. One of SMTD’s most popular presentations, the 2016 Collage Concert takes place on Saturday, January 16 at 8:00 p.m. at Hill…

  5. Top string program for young musicians moves to U-M

    The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD), in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be the new home of Center Stage Strings (CSS), one of the country’s leading summer training programs for young string musicians, ages 12 to 24. Danielle Belen, U-M associate professor of violin who founded the summer camp in Three Rivers,…