Menu

News & Features

  1. New gift establishes Robertson Emeritus Professorship in Musical Theatre

    Sandy (BBA ’53, MBA ’54, HLLD ’15) and Jeanne Robertson of San Francisco, California, have made a gift in the amount of $1.59 million to the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) to create and support the Robertson Emeritus Professorship in Musical Theatre. The Robertsons made the gift in honor of…

  2. The India Program is Music to Their Ears

    By Mandira Banerjee When nine U-M students began their journey to India with Professor Stephen Rush in July, they thought they were going to learn about Indian classical music. But when they returned to campus one month later, they also brought vast new knowledge about themselves and each other. Practicing yoga, interacting with a different…

  3. Bicentennial Matching Programs for Student Support Now Available

    With the approach of the University of Michigan’s bicentennial, to be celebrated throughout the calendar year of 2017, two new Bicentennial Matching Programs for Student Support have been announced. The programs provide a pool of matching funds to encourage new endowed gifts starting at $50,000. “This is a fantastic way for donors to increase the…

  4. U-M Orchestra to Perform New Critical Editions of Gershwin Masterpieces

    ANN ARBOR—The University Symphony Orchestra at the University of Michigan will perform two George Gershwin masterpieces—”An American in Paris” (1928) and “Concerto in F” (1925)—in new critical editions that reveal, for the first time in decades, the composer’s original intent for the works. The original states of each composition were revealed during research for the…

  5. SMTD Welcomes New Faculty for the 2016-17 Academic Year

    The 2016-17 academic year brings a celebrated group of artists and pedagogues to the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance as the School’s newest faculty members. SMTD is delighted to welcome Matthew Albert (chamber music), Matthew Bengston (piano literature, fortepiano), Vincent Cardinal (musical theatre), José Casas (playwriting), Caroline Coade (viola), Charles Garrett (musicology), Tzveta…