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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Briggs Chamber Competition Winners Announced

    The winners of SMTD’s 2016 Dale and Nancy Briggs Chamber Music Competition have been announced. Taking first place was a saxophone quartet comprising graduate students Russell Kerns and Connor Mikula, senior Jonathan Hostottle, and specialist Jeffrey Leung. They received a $4,000 cash award. The second place winner was a clarinet quintet comprising graduate students Joey…

  4. The University of Michigan Jazz Showcase, Featuring Special Guest Kendrick Scott (VIDEO)

    The Department of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation presents Jazz Showcase on Thursday, March 31st at The Ark!

  5. U-M’s “Mestiza Music” film receives public screening, will air on PBS

    A film that documents a unique multi-cultural musical event that took place at the University of Michigan in 2014 will receive a public screening at the Keene Theater in East Quad on Monday, April 4 at 4 pm and will be aired on public television stations throughout the country between June 2016 and January 2017. Titled Mestiza Music,…