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  1. Eugene Rogers stands in front of the U-M Men's Glee Club

    ‘Seven Last Words of the Unarmed’ project adds educational resources

    Michael Brown. Trayvon Martin. Oscar Grant. Eric Garner. Kenneth Chamberlain. Amadou Diallo. John Crawford. These men are the subjects of a powerful multimovement work by Atlanta-based composer Joel Thompson titled “Seven Last Words of the Unarmed” that was debuted by the Men’s Glee Club at the University of Michigan in October 2015. Though the song…

  2. SMTD Mixtapes: Faculty Curate Playlists for Social Distancing  

    In this time of social distancing, faculty at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance are finding new and creative ways to keep the performing arts alive and accessible to everyone. Their most recent project is a series of music playlists called SMTD Mixtapes. Faculty members from across the School will curate new playlists each…

  3. We Support You: A Message to the SMTD Community

    Tonight we write to you with heavy hearts. Recent events have again shone a bright light on the historical, systemic inequalities that exist in our society. We are outraged and saddened by the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, and stand in solidarity with all those protesting the pervasive racism that…

  4. Doug Perkins headshot

    Doug Perkins joins SMTD in Fall 2020

    Doug Perkins joins the faculty of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance as Associate Professor of Music (Percussion) and Director of Percussion in Fall 2020. “I am extremely honored to be joining the University of Michigan as Associate Professor of Music and Director of Percussion, said Perkins. “The Michigan percussion program has a long…

  5. David Zerkel smiles at camera

    David Zerkel joins SMTD in Fall 2020

    The 2020-21 academic year will bring the arrival of celebrated musician and educator David Zerkel as Professor of Music (Tuba and Euphonium) in the Department of Winds & Percussion.  “I am thrilled to be joining the faculty of the School of Music, Theater & Dance at the University of Michigan,” said Zerkel. “The School is…