1. 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…

  2. 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!

  3. 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,…

  4. Piano student launches non-profit “Girls Rock Detroit”

    This article first appeared as part of an Innovate Blue blog entry titled “Wolverine Women to Watch in 2016,” published on March 25, 2016. Although trained as a classical pianist, School of Music, Theatre & Dance student Melissa Coppola had a passion for rock and pop music from a young age. She heard about a…

  5. U-M Presents Così fan tutte

    The University Opera Theatre takes us behind-the-scenes of their upcoming production of Mozart’s comic opera Così fan tutte.