Faculty & Research

SMTD faculty are highly skilled and dedicated teachers — and celebrated artists and scholars. They know how to prepare students for a successful career as a performing artist, educator, entrepreneur, and more, because they have first-hand experience.

It’s not unusual for our faculty to grace stages, release albums, and conduct and play in internationally renowned orchestras, all while providing students with thoughtful instruction and unparalleled knowledge about what it truly takes to become world-class performing artists and leading arts scholars.

Awards & Accolades

Our faculty regularly earn awards and accolades within their fields of expertise and for their teaching excellence.

Research Collections

Our community draws upon renowned U-M Libraries and SMTD’s Stearns Collection — over 2,500 pieces of historical and contemporary musical instruments from all over the world.

Research Initiatives

SMTD faculty develop academic programs and lead research projects that put us in the forefront of performing arts scholarship.

Meet our Faculty

Visit the SMTD Faculty Directory to learn more about our talented faculty, their backgrounds, accomplishments, and areas of interest.