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  1. 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…

  2. 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,…

  3. Music Education Department hosts symposium on popular music

    The Department of Music Education is hosting a four-day forum for interdisciplinary discourse that will focus on “Teaching and Learning Popular Music.” Following in the footsteps of similar music education events held at U-M in 1978, 1979, and 1981, the forum, titled Ann Arbor Symposium IV, will examine the teaching and learning of popular music in…

  4. John Luther Adams visits SMTD as speaker and mentor

    Acclaimed by The New Yorker as, “one of the most original musical thinkers of the century,” composer John Luther Adams will be in residence at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) October 12-16, 2015. The residency will include an evening of performance and conversation at the University of Michigan Museum…

  5. NY Philharmonic Residency Details Announced

    The University Musical Society of the University of Michigan (UMS) and the New York Philharmonic, in conjunction with the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD), announce full details for the New York Philharmonic’s first residency in Ann Arbor, taking place October 8-11, 2015.  The partnership launches the Philharmonic and UMS’s ambitious…