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June 21, 2018

School of Music Theatre & Dance

May 17, 2018

New Dance Building approved for North Campus

The Department of Dance within the University of Michigan's School of Music, Theatre & Dance will expand with the construction of a new 24,000-square-foot space on North Campus. The Board of Regents approved the project on May 17.

May 17, 2018

Mozart and molars: Music soothes nerves of dental students

Their most anticipated and stressful practical test is one hour away, but instead of pacing anxiously or stretching in the nearby corridors, the first-year dental students at the University of Michigan are enjoying classical music in a packed lecture hall.

April 23, 2018

Research initiative seeks to connect music and big data

From digital analysis of Bach sonatas to mining data from crowdsourced compositions, researchers at the University of Michigan are using modern big data techniques to transform how we understand, create and interact with music.

February 5, 2018

Accolades

Susan Borrego

Paul Hollenberg

October 2, 2017

Advisory committee named in SMTD dean search

Provost Martin A. Philbert has appointed an advisory committee in the search for a new dean of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. The search process is underway.

April 5, 2017

Provost outlines next steps for SMTD dean search

Interim Provost Paul N. Courant will be reaching out to faculty and staff in the School of Music, Theater & Dance as he begins the process of forming a committee to assist with a search for the school's next dean.

January 12, 2017

Newmans make $1M gift to support three programs at SMTD

Regent Andrea Fischer Newman and her husband, Frank Newman, have made a gift of $1 million to support three critical areas within the Department of Theatre & Drama at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

September 12, 2016

Professor reimagines presidential campaign as musical comedy

Long before a reality television star became a presidential nominee, award-winning composer, theater artist and filmmaker Andy Kirshner was thinking about the close relationship between politics and popular entertainment.

December 1, 2015

Top strings program for young musicians moves to U-M

The School of Music, Theatre & Dance will be the new home of Center Stage Strings, one of the country's leading summer training programs for young string musicians aged 12 to 24.

Danielle Belen, associate professor of violin, who founded the summer camp in Three Rivers, Calif., in 2010, will continue as its artistic director.

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