Michigan Muse magazine

Michigan Muse is the SMTD alumni magazine, published twice annually, in winter and summer.

All alumni should receive print editions in the mail, unless they have opted out. To register or change your address, please visit the Leaders & Best Alumni & Friends page.

If you have a student, faculty, or alumni update for the next issue, we want to hear from you! Please share your update using our Submission Form.

Winter 2024

21st Century Performing Artists: The Multifaceted Careers of SMTD Alumni

Michigan Muse Winter 2024, "21st Century Performing Artists" - Dancer and tall studio windows with snowy trees outside

This issue delves into the ways that SMTD helps students prepare for life after college and explores a few of the many different paths alumni pursue. Whether those paths lead to careers within the performing arts or to diverse fields outside the arts, graduates rely on the skills, discipline, and friendships gained at SMTD.

“View from the Pond” takes a look at notable recent happenings at SMTD, and updates from our community let you know what alumni, faculty, and students have been up to.

This issue was produced exclusively digitally; not available in print or PDF.

Summer 2023

Community Engagement: SMTD’s Impact Near and Far

Print cover for Michigan Muse Summer 2023 - A college student and a young student work together at a piano

This issue explores just a few of the many ways that SMTD students, faculty, staff, and alumni engage with the community. As this issue’s feature articles show, SMTD forms meaningful partnerships with community organizations near and far to ensure that opportunities are available to all to be involved with – and to help shape the future of – the performing arts.

Winter 2023

The Intersection of Technology and the Performing Arts

Michigan Muse Winter 2023 logo, background of a performing DJ's hands

Feature articles in this issue offer abundant examples of innovation at SMTD, from exciting endeavors in the performing arts technology department to the creative explosion in the art of screendance and so much more.

This issue was produced exclusively digitally; not available in print or PDF.

Summer 2022

Leaping into the Unknown: Reflections on Resilience and Adaptability

The feature articles in this issue explore an array of responses to changing and challenging circumstances. Whatever the catalyst for that change, these stories of resilience — on the part of individuals in the SMTD community as well as the School itself — reflect an inspiring ability to persevere, innovate, and reinvent.

Fall 2021

Celebrating the Class of 2021

This issue of Muse celebrates the SMTD Class of 2021 and who they’ve shown themselves to be: strong, passionate, creative, and incredibly talented artists and scholars.