The Intersection of Technology and the Performing Arts
View from the Pond
125th Anniversary of the U-M Bands | James Kibbie Organ Concert | Thomas Hampson-SMTD Collaboration | Percussion Ensemble Q&A with Doug Perkins
Expanding Horizons: A Look Inside Performing Arts Technology
While every SMTD department explores the ways technology can enhance scholarship and the performing arts, one department sits squarely at the intersection of technology and performance.
SMTD Embraces Advanced Multimedia Technologies, Benefiting Students, Faculty, and Audiences
Opening New Doors
Timothy Cheek’s Award-Winning Virtual Exchanges Segue into On-Site International Events
Striking a Balance
A Mix of High and Low Tech in Costume and Scenic Design
A Surge in Screendance
A Popular SMTD Course Gets a Giant Boost in the New Dance Building
A Pandemic Necessity Becomes a Permanent Option
SMTD Community Updates
Dean Gier explores the relationship between tradition and innovation at SMTD.
SMTD acknowledges and gives thanks for recent major gifts and pledges in the areas of student support, program support, capital needs, and planned gifts.
Rebecca Horvath (1934-2022)
Larry Rachleff (1955-2022)
SMTD Graduates of 1940s-1990s
About Michigan Muse
The University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre & Dance Administrative Officers
David Gier, Dean and Paul Boylan Collegiate Professor of Music
Christi-Anne Castro, Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Mark Clague, Associate Dean for Partnerships
Jason Corey, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Kate Fitzpatrick, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs
Laura Hoffman, Assistant Dean for Admissions & Enrollment Management
Dr. Amber Benton, Chief Officer for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Ericka Bigelow, Chief Advancement Officer
Eli Salembier, Director of Finance & Operations
DeeDee Ulintz, Director of Academic & Student Affairs
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About the front cover image
A DJ uses a mixer during a performance on a recent rainy move-in day at U-M Flint.
About the back cover image
Ava Moye (BTA ’25), assistant stage manager for the fall 2022 production of The Heart of Robin Hood, stands backstage during a rehearsal. Photo credit: Marc-Gregor Campredon.