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October 16, 2018

School of Music Theatre & Dance

September 4, 2018

Campus briefs

Center for Interprofessional Education releases year-three annual report

August 23, 2018

SMTD to offer non-credit group piano lessons for adult beginners

A new program offered by the School of Music, Theatre & Dance will be the only one in the Ann Arbor community to provide group piano instruction for adult beginners.

“Time for Me: Beginning Piano for Adult” is open to adults in both the university community and the general public.

July 19, 2018

Regents approve alumnus David Gier to be dean of SMTD

David A. Gier, professor and director of the University of Iowa School of Music, has been appointed dean of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

His appointment, approved July 19 by the Board of Regents, is effective Oct. 1 and runs through Sept. 30, 2023.

June 21, 2018

University names 2019 Henry Russel Lecturer, awardees

Max S. Wicha, a physician-scientist recognized internationally as a leader in cancer stem cell research and immuno-oncology, has been selected as the 2019 Henry Russel Lecturer, considered the university’s highest honor for senior faculty members.

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.

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