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  1. Professor Emeritus Leslie Bassett Has Died

    Leslie Bassett, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer who taught at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance for 40 years, died on Thursday, February 4 in Oakwood, GA. He was 93. Bassett, who received his MM and DMA at Michigan (the University’s first DMA, in 1956), was the Albert A. Stanley Distinguished University…

  2. SMTD Announces NEA Chairman Jane Chu as Commencement Speaker

    The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) has announced that their commencement speaker for the school’s 2016 graduation ceremony will be Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This marks the first time in the school’s 136-year history that an NEA chairman has addressed the graduating class….

  3. SphinxCon to feature SMTD faculty and alumni

    School of Music, Theatre & Dance ¬†faculty and alumni will be well represented at this year’s SphinxCon: Ignite to Action, a national conference that explores diversity in the arts. The conference takes place February 5-6 at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit and features industry leaders presenting ideas, tools, and inspiration to spark conversation…

  4. SMTD’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium Events

    The University of Michigan will once again celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the annual MLK symposium, with events taking place between January 12 and February 23. The theme of the 2016 MLK Symposium is #WhoWillBeNext, and School of Music, Theatre & Dance students, faculty and guests are involved in some…

  5. Centennial Splendor

    The weather was perfect, the leaves were turning, the Wolverines were victorious-a perfect Homecoming weekend to celebrate the Department of Theatre & Drama’s centennial and the centenary of Arthur Miller’s birth. Among the many festivities were a sold-out Power Center reunion concert by StarKid, the all-alumni theatre troupe whose videos-beginning with A Very Potter Musical-made…